Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie 2

I would like to start by saying no peanut butter cups were harmed in the making of this smoothie.

I decided to post this smoothie today because peanut butter cups are one of hubby’s favorite sweet treats.  And… Today is his Birthday!! We take birthday’s very seriously, and we each get a whole week for our birthday.  So he gets to pick out whatever he wants me to make him for lunch/dinner and gets generally pampered for the week.

Here is where I would like to get all mushy gushy and go on and on about how much I love him.  But I will spare you guys and just say that I think he is the most amazing person.  And I think I am the luckiest girl in the world.  So Happy Birthday Honey!! And thank you for being the most supportive and wonderful guy in the world.

So that I don’t sign off before I even mention today’s smoothie, I’ll keep it brief by saying peanut butter, chocolate, and bananas are wonderful together.  And this is an awesome treat for after dinner or on a hot day.  Simple, but just lovely!

Health highlight of chocolate:  Being a serious chocoholic myself, I love reading the studies about how healthy chocolate is for you. 70% cocoa solids or higher is best, as it means less sugar and other non chocolate additives in there (the percentage refers to the cocoa solids meaning the stuff that comes from the bean – 100% is unsweetened chocolate). Research suggests that people who eat chocolate regularly tend to have a lower BMI. Chocolate can help lower blood pressure, and reduce the risk of heart disease.  It contains healthy antioxidants and flavonoids, and has been shown to have a beneficial effect on cholesterol.

 

Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie 1

 

Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie
Prep time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 2
 
Ingredients
  • 1½ cups unsweetened Almond Milk (or other nondairy milk)
  • 2 tablespoons Peanut Butter
  • 1 frozen Banana
  • ¼ cup Chocolate Chips
  • 1 cup Ice
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in the blender
  2. Blend until well combined
  3. Add more ice to thicken if desired
Notes
The end result is super delicious, but you can taste the banana and the peanut flavor is a bit more mild. Feel free to bump up the peanut butter a little to get a more pronounced flavor, and sub the banana for ½ cup of vanilla yogurt
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