We’re calling this week the BlendTec Twister Jar series. We’ve been BlendTec owners since last Mother’s Day and use it daily. It makes our morning shakes, our protein pancakes, our cake mixes and even bread. While we’re on this healthy kick (down over 10# in just a few weeks combined by simply cutting out junk foods + baked goods) we thought we’d share our fave shake we make for ourselves + kids almost every morning, a Peanut Butter Chocolate Smoothie.
Our dad is NOT a smoothie person but gave it a try and said it tastes like a Wendy’s Frosty… it definitely has the same texture and is pretty yummy abut is missing the high calories or processed sugar. #winning!
Want to know my secret to a creamy smoothie? My Blendtec + ice. Yep, that’s it. I’ve personally been making this smoothie for over 10 years as a breakfast shake but it hasn’t been this creamy until I used a more powerful blender that actually breaks the ice down without leaving any chunks but blending it to this smooth consistency. It’s pretty awesome. Even my hubby has ditched his shaker bottle to mix his post-workout protein in our Blendtec and uses the Twister jar because he makes it in a smaller quantity (single serving size.)
Depending on the mood, we add hemp or flaxseed or, if it’s just for the kids, we toss in a handful dark chocolate chips. I personally use PB2 as an alternative to peanut butter but you can swap it for almond butter instead. I also almost always use water instead of milk as well but almond or coconut milk is just as tasty!
Want to try it and make your own smoothie? Snag the recipe below!
Healthy peanut butter chocolate smoothie
- 2 C. Ice
- 1 C. Water or Milk of choice
- 2 Scoops Chocolate Protein Powder
- 1 Tbs. Peanut Butter or PB2
- 1 small Banana
- 1 C. Baby Spinach
- Add ice and water (or milk).
- Layer remaining ingredients.
- Blend on "green smoothie" setting.
- Pour and serve immediately.
Add or mix in more of your favorite healthy ingredients like almond butter instead of PB or flaxseed! More ice can be added to thicken smoothie, add 1/2 C. water or milk to each additional cup of ice.
We posted our fave midday snack earlier this week, Almond Date Balls. Easy to blend and besides being delicious, they are filling to hold us over until dinner!
If you’re more of a fruit smoothie person, Cherry Vanilla Green Smoothie!
and our favorite crafts like our upcycled mason jars.
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