Chocolate Peanut Butter Breakfast Smoothie

 

breakfast smoothie

DESSERT FOR BREKKIE…

I could live on breakfast smoothies. Honestly… What’s not to love? Especially when there’s chocolate involved!

This weekend I was inspired by the latest copy of Women’s Health. It really got me thinking about my healthy eating and fitness goals.

Lately I’ve felt as though I’m just going through the motions.  

So that’s where this chocolate and peanut butter smoothie comes in. Sounds a little unhealthy, doesn’t it? Trust me, compared to most of the other breakfast foods out there – it’s anything but. I usually have overnight oats for breakfast and a simple smoothie as a late afternoon snack – and thought it might be fun to combine the two. 

Well, I gave it a bash this morning and it turned out better than I expected. And it was so filling! (It kept me full for 3.5 hours. Usually after eating oats I’m peckish within about 2 hours).

I don’t have one of those fancy blender machines so I just use a measuring jug and one of those hand-held blender thingies. Works like a bomb. And to save extra time I put everything into a jug the night before (minus liquids) and cover with some cling wrap.

I threw in a couple of extra ingredients to give it more of a health kick than the regular chocolate smoothie I normally make. Things like oats, cinnamon (great for stabalising blood sugar levels), and decaf coffee.

TO MAKE +/- 350ml 

  • 1 small / medium banana
  • 1 heaped tsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp decaf (or regular) coffee
  • 1 Tbsp sugar-free smooth peanut butter
  • 2 – 3 tsps Future Life chocolate cereal (or a protein powder) *optional
  • 3 – 4 Tbsps gluten-free (or regular) rolled oats
  • 3 Tbsp low-fat plain yoghurt
  • +/- 200ml low-fat milk
  • pinch of cinnamon

That’s it. Blend all that good stuff together, pour into a glass and enjoy a delicious, nutritious and filling breakfast!

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8 Replies to “Chocolate Peanut Butter Breakfast Smoothie”

  1. all i can say is yum yum yum 🙂

    Way to go girl…sharing this across!
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  2. Sounds awesome! My favorite ice cream is chocolate/peanut butter! I make chocolate malts with bananas in them but never thought of adding Peanut Butter! YUM!
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  3. Could you drop one over for my breakfast please!
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    1. Melanie Chisnall says: Reply

      Only if you promise to give me some of that sun dried tomato quiche you made the other day…mmmm, craving that now! 😉

  4. Mel, this smoothie has all of my favorite ingredients. How could I not love it. Thank you! I love smoothies, and you can bet I’ll be trying this one.

    Have a wonderful week my friend.

    1. Melanie Chisnall says: Reply

      Yay! Always feel like I’ve done my job when you like one of the recipes I put up here Bill, lol. Have a great day and can’t wait for your upcoming book release!! 🙂

  5. Sounds absolutely delicious and haven’t had breakfast yet here. I have all except the bananas and now wish I could run out and get some. Totally pinned and will be trying. Thanks Melanie and have a great week ahead now, too 🙂
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    1. Melanie Chisnall says: Reply

      Haha, we always seem to be running out of bananas – can’t live without them! Have a super day 🙂

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