Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Milkshake


When it comes to making milkshakes and smoothies, I’m not usually one to follow a recipe. I typically just toss-in ingredients as I go and hope for the best.

However, sometimes a shake turns out so well, it simply demands to be written down so that I can re-create it again and again, with the same spectacular results each time.

This is one of those milkshakes.

Made of frozen bananas, natural peanut butter, and cocoa powder, this rich, creamy treat is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth–> without the sluggish after-effects from a traditional ice cream shake.

As always, feel free to substitute your favorite nut butter for the peanut butter, or omit the cocoa for caffeine-free dessert.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Milkshake (vegan)
makes 24 oz (about 2 servings)

Ingredients:

2 frozen bananas
3/4 cup almond milk (homemade or store-bought)
1 Tablespoon pure maple syrup (optional)
2 Tablespoons cocoa powder
1/4 cup natural peanut butter
pinch of sea salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
7 ice cubes (about 2 handfuls)

Directions:

Throw all the ingredients into a high-powered blender, and blend until smooth and creamy.

(I like to freeze my bananas whole, for easy measuring, then I break them in half when adding them to the blender.)

Results will definitely be best if you use a Vitamix, which breaks down ice effortlessly, but a traditional blender should also work– though, you may need to add a bit more almond milk to facilitate blending.

Pour into two glasses and serve immediately!

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Milkshake
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Made of frozen bananas, natural peanut butter, cocoa and a splash of pure maple syrup, this rich, creamy treat is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth, without the sluggish after-effects of a traditional milkshake.
Ingredients
  • 2 frozen bananas
  • ¾ cup almond milk (homemade or store-bought)
  • 1 Tablespoon pure maple syrup (optional)
  • 2 Tablespoons cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup natural peanut butter
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 7 ice cubes (about 2 handfuls)
Instructions
  1. Throw all of the ingredients into a high-powered blender, and blend until smooth and creamy. (I like to freeze my bananas whole, for easy measuring, then I break them in half when adding them to the blender.)
  2. Pour into two glasses and serve immediately!
Notes
For best results, use a high-speed blender like the Vitamix, which breaks down ice effortlessly. A traditional blender should also work-- though, you may need to add a bit more almond milk to facilitate blending.

Happy sipping!

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Comments

  1. melissa says

    I just tried this today I ended up adding 2 more tsp of cocao powder, i used 2/4 coconut cream and 1/4 water, a cup of spinach oh and only 1 ice cube since my ice cubes are huge… came out wonderful :-)

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