Recipes > Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Smoothie

Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Smoothie


This rich and creamy smoothie is blended with chocolate, peanut butter and bananas.
  • Serves: 2
  • Active Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Views: 44,091
  • Success Rating: 96% (?)
    0% - I fed it to the dog


Step 1: Making the Smoothie

Making the Smoothie
  • 2 whole ripe, peeled bananas
  • 4 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder*
  • 2 cups milk**


To prepare the smoothie, add the peeled bananas, peanut butter, ice, cocoa powder, and milk to a blender. Purée until you get a thick milkshake-like consitency. Serve immediately.

*Instead of cocoa powder, you can use chocolate flavored protein powder, if desired.

**For the milk, use anything type you like, soy, almond, cashew etc.

Chef's Notes

This makes for a quick breakfast, or a good pick-me-up anytime of day.

To give your smoothie that much more nutritional balance try adding a few tablespoons of one of the following:

• hemp, chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, cashew nuts, almonds, goji berriers, coconut meat and/or raw cacao nibs

As well as a tablespoon or two of one of the following:

• virgin coconut oil, flax or hemp oil, extra-virgin olive oil

For added sweetness, if needed, you can add a tablespoon of one of the following:

• molasses, raw honey, agave or a few pitted dates

And for added protein add:

• 1-2 scoops of a quality protein powder

A good tip with bananas is once they are ripe, peel them and roughly break them up. Then freeze them so you always have some on hand. It also helps to make the smoothie that much colder.


  • Jenni M
    Jenni M
    My daughter(age 10) was drawn to this recipe. However, when it came time to make it and we watched the video, we were disapointed to find there were no set measurements stated for the ingredients. We winged it, and I do not believe it was as good as it could have been. Please add the amounts of the ingredients to this video. Thank you
  • Joe G
    Joe G
    Sorry Jenni. The ingredients for all recipes are located in the preview player and the full recipe (using the Print/View Recipe button). This way you can print the ingredients out to have at your side when making the recipes. In voice-over, we do not say ingredient amounts so that people can scale the recipe (e.g. double it) without being confused by voice-over). We will however, try to improve the situation for you and others, so thank you for sharing. Joe
  • Debra G
    Debra G
    When you say "cocoa powder", are you referring to unsweetned cocoa powder?
  • Joe G
    Joe G
    We use unsweetened Debra, but if you have a bit of a sweet tooth, you could use either. Joe
  • Clumsychef W
    Clumsychef W
    Just tried this with soy milk plus 15ml white sugar and it turned out well. Rich and smooth as the recipe promised. The peanutbutter flavor shows well but I think it could use a bit more chocolate.
  • Deborah R
    Deborah R
    I make several variations of this smoothie,i.e. add 1tsp of instant coffee; substitute sugar free cocoa powder; non-fat milk, etc. to make it a really healthy breakfast shake, I add the above plus 1/4 cup of uncooked oatmeal (let it soak for a minute or two in the liquid), a serving of protein powder ,a splash of vanilla extract,and a dash of cinnamon.
  • Mebs S
    Mebs S
    This would you believe it is the very first thing I have cooked, (well, made). Lets hope it taste as well as it looks. I'll let you know when I've tried it as I'm fasting at the moment.
  • Maria F
    Maria F
    I just made this smoothie in a Vitamix 5200. I followed the ingredients exactly but it never thickened at all. Blended it for 2 minutes. What could have gone wrong? By the way, I just enrolled 3 days ago and this is the first thing I've made also.
  • Dawn T
    Dawn T
    I am not sure why your smoothie would not have thickened—2 bananas, plus 1 cup of ice is enough to thicken a smoothie. Did you blend it for a really long time? Maybe you over blended it? Perhaps next time, add everything and then just start with 1 cup of milk and add more as needed. But again, 2 cups of liquid is generally what we use and we still get a very thick smoothie. Hope that helps. Cheers!
  • James S
    James S
    A bit of vanilla is very helpful in this recipe. Try it also without the chocolate but with the vanilla. We also use either of those combos with almond milk to make homemade ice-cream. After blending the base of banana, peanut butter, vanilla, and almond milk we add the base to the icecream freezer and then add chopped pecans. Invented it on a date with my wife a few years ago and it became a hit in the raw-food world. We call it Unbutternut Pecan Ice cream. Appreciate your talent and dedication Dawn.
  • Adam O Rouxbe Staff
    Adam O
    Great recipe! I'm going to try to replicate the classic Mexican hot cocoa taste by using some Mexican cocoa powder with a dash of cinnamon.
  • Carleen R
    Carleen R
    why peanut butter and not raw peanuts?
  • Lauren L
    Lauren L
    I love your question, Carleen. I am always thinking in terms of how whole can I make something. You can definitely use peanuts here. If you have a high speed blender you can get this to be super smooth using peanuts. Many peanut butters add sweetener so you may taste to see if you need anything additional to balance this. Lauren
  • Patricia H
    Patricia H
    does it matter if Dutch process cocoa - or natural cocoa is used here?
  • Fran C Rouxbe Staff
    Fran C
    Hi Patricia, Either cocoa can be used to make this smoothie. It's entirely up to you. Enjoy!
  • Cecilia B
    Cecilia B
    I am getting confused on the measuring. I think grams make it simple and the US system just confuses me as I have to switch back and forth. The cup of ice used in this recipe will weigh 8 ounces but not fit in an 8-ounce cup. I like using my scale, but for some reason I always feel like cups are never going to be as accurate as grams? Do we have to keep switching back and forth? Could we just use the metric system and forget it? I was raised here in the USA. I live here, and I find this back and forth sometimes messes me up.
  • Eric W Rouxbe Staff
    Eric W
    Cecilia, I agree with you. It is my goal to use units of weight to represent ingredients in recipes. The transition is underway.

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