Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie


A thick, creamy, chocolaty smoothie without bananas

The perfect meal replacement or dessert, this indulgent chocolate peanut butter smoothie is thick and creamy without using bananas! It's easy to customize with your favorite nutritional add in's.

Smoothie recipes are a great option when you have limited time in the mornings for breakfast. Whether you have a chocolate craving for this chocolate peanut butter smoothie or wanting something berry flavored like a raspberry smoothie or a hydrating cucumber smoothie, it’s a quick meal you can enjoy on the go.

a small clear glass with a chocolate smoothie inside with peanut butter around the egdes and on the top

The chocolate peanut butter smoothie is low in sugar, packed full of nutrition and superfoods – and we didn’t have to use a frozen banana to help thicken the smoothie. Bananas are high in sugar. One banana can have up to 25 g of carbohydrates which is equivalent to 6 teaspoons of sugar!

Instead to add creaminess, we use an avocado. Avocados are very low in carbohydrates and full of fiber, potassium and healthy monounsaturated fats. So they will help keep you hydrated, keep you regular and keep you full longer.

To achieve that rich chocolate flavor in our keto smoothie recipe, you can try adding  Cacao Bliss which is a raw cacao powder blended with superfoods instead of cocoa powder.

Cacao Bliss isn’t your average raw cacao powder. It has a blend of superfoods in it. Like cinnamon (to help regulate sugars and for gut support), turmeric (for inflammation), black pepper (to increase the bioavailability of the turmeric), Himalayan salt (for balancing pH levels), lucuma (to help with the body’s repair mechanisms), coconut nectar (a prebiotic for gut health).

It gives a unique flavor to your healthy smoothie that tastes better than regular cocoa powder. It has been my #1 addition to smoothies since I have been using it and I’m also addicted to adding it to my coffee in the morning.

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How to make a chocolate smoothie

  1. Add ice, avocado, creamy peanut butter, vanilla extract, nut milk (like unsweetened almond milk, macadamia nut milk, soy milk) and unsweetened cocoa powder or Cacao Bliss to a blender.
  2. Blend until smoothie.
  3. Enjoy

a glass with a chocolate smoothie inside peanut butter spattered around with chopped nuts on top

Key ingredients & swaps

  • Ice – To help cool our smoothie because nobody likes a warm smoothie.
  • Avocado – Instead of using banana, we use avocado as a thickener. It makes the smoothie thick and creamy without the sugar. Avocado has a neutral flavor. Don’t worry,  you can even taste it!
  • Peanut butter – Look for an all-natural peanut butter that has no additional sugar or fillers. Ideally, it should say 100% peanuts on the ingredients label. If you don’t want to use peanuts or have a nut allergy, you can omit the nuts. Nut butters like almond butter, cashew butter, macadamia nut butter work well in this recipe too. Peanut butter powder can also be used in this smoothie recipe.
  • Cocoa powder – I used a raw cacao powder blend from Cacao Bliss; however, unsweetened cocoa powder will work as well.
  • Vanilla – For the hint of vanilla flavor.
  • Nut milk – The vessel for our smoothie,  you can choose any nut milk you like. I use macadamia nut milk; however, almond milk or coconut milk will work too. Oat milk is higher in carbohydrates so I avoid it.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie Recipe Video

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup ice
  • 50 grams avocado (1/2 medium avocado)
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon sugar free sweetener
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup nut milk

Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie Directions

  • Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie
  • a pinterest image showing two images, top is a full glass of chocolate peanut butter smoothie with a bowl of peanut butter behind, the second is a close up of the smoothie with nuts and drizzle peanut butter on top

    Nutritional boosters

    Just like Jamba Juice or Smoothie King, you can add some nutritional enhancers to your smoothie. If you are using Cacao Bliss, you are already adding loads of healthy superfoods to the mix but here are some other add-in nutrients you may consider:

    • Protein powder: This smoothie already has almost 10 grams of protein per serving but for additional protein, just add a scoop of protein powder. A chocolate protein powder could be used in place of the unsweetened cocoa powder.
    • Hemp hearts: An excellent source of magnesium and Linoleic acid to help reduce cholesterol.
    • Chia seeds: These help keep you full as they absorb water in the gut, creating bulk.
    • MCT oil: For brain health and energy, MCT oil is often using on the keto diet for focus and a source of fuel.
    • Maca powder: For energy, libido, calcium and mood. Maca is a great addition to your morning routine.
    creamy chocolate smoothie topped with runny peanut butter and nuts


    If you are looking for the best smoothie blender, I recommend investing in a Blendtec blender or a Vitamix.

    I have had my Blendtec for over 10 years and it still blends as well as the first day I got it. The blend doesn’t every dull because it relies on it’s high powered motor to pulverize food. There is a reason why both Starbucks and Jamba Juice use Blendtec to make their Frappuccinos and Jamba Juice Smoothies.

    Storage information & meal prep

    Smoothies are always best enjoyed right away. Otherwise they start to separate an the ice starts to melt.

    If you do want to save time in the morning, you can meal prep smoothies. I find it easiest to add your ingredients to a freezer safe bag (I prefer silicone bags) and freeze them.

    For this smoothie, freeze the avocado, peanut butter, vanilla and cocoa powder. Add to your blender and pour in your nut milk. Blend until smooth. You can omit the ice as everything is already frozen.

    Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie: FAQS

    Is peanut butter good for you in smoothies?

    Peanut butter is a healthy fat; however, you do want to consume only a moderate amount. A few tablespoons of this nut butter is the ideal amount.

    Do I have to add ice?

    If none of your other ingredients are frozen, then I recommend ice so that your smoothie is cold. If you are using frozen avocado, you don't need ice.

    Nutritional information & Macros

    Nutrition Information

    Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie

    Servings: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 310
    Fat 26.6g
    Protein 9.5g
    Total Carbs 14.5g
    Net Carbs 6.1g

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    1. Use 1/4c coconut milk or cream and 1/4c water instead of the “nut” water. Actual nutrients in it, as opposed to the “nut” water w/its unabsorbable calcium added, 1g protein and minuscule to no fat.
      I also love eggs in smoothies. No taste, just a creaminess & richness to it!

      1. Than you. I know that Dr Westman says very rid of the nut water but I didn’t know any other options!

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