chocolate peanut butter smoothie

I haven’t made a smoothie in quite some time, I’ve been too busy making ice creams, cakes and bars!  To be honest, I like baking so much more than dumping a few ingredients in a blender and drinking it.  Boooring.  It’s way more fun frosting some cakes, slicing them and handing them out to people.  You can’t really share a smoothie and they don’t often get a lot of “presentation points.”  Especially this smoothie.  It looks a bit like brown sludge, but after one sip you’ll realize it’s delicious sludge  :)

Made with cocoa, peanut butter flour and other healthy ingredients, you’ll get a healthy serving of fiber, protein, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals.  This Chocolate Peanut Butter smoothie is smooth, creamy and cold, perfect for those slowly dying from the summer heat…  ;)

Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Smoothie

Yield: one serving

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk (or "milk" of choice)
  • 30g (¼ cup) Peanut Flour
  • 24g (¼ cup) Old Fashioned Rolled Oats (I used gluten free)
  • 10g (2 tbs) Dark Cocoa Powder (unsweetened)
  • 7g (1 tbs) Ground Flaxseed
  • 3 packets Truvia (or sweetener of choice)
  • 1/16 tsp Salt

Instructions

  1. Add all the ingredients to a blender and puree until the oats are completely liquified and mixture is smooth.
  2. Add some ice cubes if you want a chilled treat, refrigerate the smoothie for later or enjoy immediately!

Notes

This recipe is: sugar free, high fiber, high protein, gluten free, vegan!

http://dessertswithbenefits.com/healthy-chocolate-peanut-butter-oatmeal-smoothie/

chocolate peanut butter smoothie

That’s what I call a healthy smoothie!

chocolate peanut butter smoothie

chocolate peanut butter smoothie

Add a straw and you’re ready to go

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Labels: Chocolate, Drinks, Gluten-Free, High-Fiber, High-Protein, Nutrition-Label, Oats, Peanut-Flour, Single-Serving, Sugar-Free, Vegan

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Comments (13)

  1. The Vegan Cookie Fairy: July 16, 2013

    Hmmm, that looks lush! I’d use cacao powder to make even healthier. :)

  2. This sounds so good! I love adding oats to my smoothies–it makes them extra thick and gives it a unique, nutty flavor. Can’t wait to try this!

  3. aaaaand now I need to get peanut flour!

  4. Claire: July 24, 2013

    For people with peanut allergies, would almond flour work equally well?

  5. dessertswithbenefits: July 25, 2013

    Claire- peanut flour has some thickening properties so almond flour might not make a smoothie as thick as the one I made, but I’m sure it’ll work!

  6. Lady Jennie: August 8, 2013

    Hey – I met you in Starbucks at BlogHer. Just followed your blog – your recipes look fab! :-)

  7. dessertswithbenefits: August 16, 2013

    Hey Jennie!
    I checked out your blog right after meeting you in Starbucks. And by the way, it was so much fun to look through your recipes and read your posts. My favorite was definitely the eclairs ;)
    I couldn’t figure out how to comment on your posts though :(
    Still, I will definitely be coming back to your site for more!
    -Jess

  8. Sarah: March 24, 2014

    This looks good. I love the combination of peanut butter and chocolate, so the idea that I could drink it and it would be healthy is pretty attractive.

    I’m a bit hesitant, though. I’ve been into baking for awhile and want to start eating healthier, but have never tried most of the ingredients listed on a lot of sites like this one. I see recipes that I want to try, then so many items in it seem foreign that I’m normally scared away. I’m experimenting a bit with vegetarian food, but far from vegan.

    This one is a little bit less scary. The only ingredients I haven’t tried are peanut flour, almond milk (or any milk alternative), and Truvia (or any granulated sugar alternative).

    Do you have any suggestions for someone just exploring the idea of trying these kinds of recipes, especially with so many new and unfamiliar ingredients? Are most items easy to find in grocery stores? Are there any recipes that come to mind that might be better for a beginner who is hesitant to stock their pantry with a bunch of new items just to try something?

    I hope I’m not imposing by asking for advice. You seem really passionate about what you’re doing and some of your recipes really do sound great, and healthy! (Especially as I struggle with blood-sugar problems that higher protien, lower sugar consumption could help).

  9. dessertswithbenefits: March 25, 2014

    Sarah-
    I totally understand what you’re going through, I was in your shoes just a few years ago. Chia? Quinoa? Spirulina? GAH! But don’t worry, they’re nothing to be afraid of, and you’ll never know this smoothie is vegan :)

    Peanut flour has all the flavor of peanuts and peanut butter, but it’s just lower in fat, higher in fiber and higher in protein. It’s kind of like storebought PB2, but without the added sugar and salt. It can be used in sweet and savory recipes, just mix it with some water/milk and BAM, it looks like peanut butter! Check out the Peanut Butter Frosting recipe here:
    http://dessertswithbenefits.com/single-serving-chocolate-microwave-muffin-with-peanut-butter-icing/

    As for the almond milk, I just use it because it’s non-GMO, sugar-free and really cheap at Costco ;) You can use any milk you like though, like cow’s milk (preferably organic).

    Truvia is like a healthier/all-natural version of Splenda and Sweet ‘n’ Low. While Truvia isn’t organic, it IS non-GMO (I contacted the company myself to ask). Truvia doesn’t raise your blood sugar either, which is a plus.

    I buy the majority of my items online because they are FAR cheaper than buying them in grocery stores (grocery stores increase their prices to pay for overhead costs, such as electricity, rent, employees, etc). I always use Amazon.com and iHerb.com … They both have fast and free shipping options too. All of my baking items are in my Amazon store here:
    http://astore.amazon.com/chockohlawtay-20

    And don’t worry at all, don’t feel bad about asking questions :) If you are wondering this, surely there are dozens of other people out there with the same question (I receive emails about this all the time)
    I hope I answered your questions, let me know if you have any more!
    -Jess

  10. Sarah: March 25, 2014

    Jess,

    Thank you so much for the detailed answer. I don’t feel so alone anymore. :) I think the peanut flour sounds quite good and the protein is a plus. My husband loves smoothies so I’ve been looking at ways to make them healthier and higher protein, without adding a ton more calories to them (he used to just dump a ton of flavoured yogurt in). This might be a good option.

    You’ve inspired me to at least give a couple recipes a try, and balance our diet with some more healthy alternatives.

    Thanks again. :)

    Sarah

  11. dessertswithbenefits: March 26, 2014

    Sarah-
    You’re never alone!
    I’m super excited for you to try my recipes, I hope you love them :)
    -Jess

  12. Linda: March 27, 2014

    This looks so yummy and I appreciate all the conversation about thickening flours.

    i want to alert you though, to Truvia. I have used and loved the taste of this product, but I just learned that it has very little stevia in it. A fraction. And the majority is based on cornstarch, GMO style! Look it up to see for yourself. I was sooo disappointed. Oh well.

  13. dessertswithbenefits: March 27, 2014

    Linda-
    Thanks! :)
    I actually contacted the Truvia company myself not that long ago, to inquire about an organic product to hit grocery store shelves. I was informed that Truvia is NOT genetically modified, contrary to popular belief (both the stevia and erythritol are non-GMO). And I was also told that Truvia is not made from corn.
    I alternate between using organic stevia and Truvia, depending on whatever is available in stores and whichever one is cheaper/on sale… I just prefer the taste of Truvia :)

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