This thick and creamy chocolate peanut butter smoothie is packed with protein and naturally low carb. The ultimate healthy breakfast, snack or dessert!
Most mornings start off with a smoothie in our house. Whether it’s a fruity Orange Carrot Smoothie, a Coffee Banana Protein Smoothie, or my High Protein Blueberry Kale Smoothie, I love being able to start my day with a healthy, portable breakfast for on-the-go.
If you’ve been here for a while, you’ve probably figured out that I love chocolate peanut butter together in just about anything. From popcorn to ice cream to pancakes, there is no better flavor combination than chocolate and peanut butter if you ask me.
How do you make a low carb smoothie?
To make this high protein, low carb chocolate peanut butter smoothie, you blend together creamy, full fat coconut milk with cocoa powder, peanut butter and protein powder. While optional, I love to add vanilla, cinnamon and a pinch of cayenne. A little nutmeg would be delicious too.
Next, add in a bit of water and ice to thicken. The water helps get everything going in the blender and the ice keeps is thick and cold. How much ice you add is up to you – simply add as much as you wish to reach your desired consistency.
What’s the best type of coconut milk to use?
You’ll want to use full fat, Thai style coconut milk for this recipe. This is typically found in a can in the ethnic aisle of the grocery store or you can purchase it online.
Can I replace maple syrup with honey?
Yes absolutely! You can also sweetened with a few chunks of a frozen, ripe banana but that will increase the carb count.
What type of peanut butter should I use?
Any type of peanut butter or any type of nut butter works for this recipe. I like all natural, unsweetened peanut butter best.
Can I prep this smoothie ahead of time?
The best way to prepare this smoothie ahead is to place everything in the blender except the ice the night prior. In the morning, add the ice and blend.
If you want to get fancy with it, feel free to drizzle with a little melted peanut butter and chocolate shavings before serving.
Your straw is waiting.
Low Carb Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Smoothie
- ⅔ cup full-fat coconut milk (Thai style)
- ½ cup protein powder
- 2 tablespoons natural peanut butter
- 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- pinch cayenne (optional)
- 1 cup water
- ice (to taste)
- Place all ingredients in a high-speed blender and puree until smooth. Add more ice to thicken if you wish.
1 thought on “Low Carb Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie”
The cayenne is a great touch! I added in some hemp seeds as well. Nice recipe!