It might seem a stretch to call a chocolate smoothie a "smoothie." Shouldn't it be a milkshake instead?
But this one actually does manage to be reasonably healthy.
Also, whenever I have a milkshake, I think "Why am I even drinking this? I'd rather just eat a bowl of ice cream, if I'm going to consume this much ice cream. I like ice cream MORE than a milkshake."
Whereas, I definitely don't enjoy a spoonful of peanut butter more than I enjoy this smoothie (although I do enjoy a spoonful of peanut butter, let's be honest).
Ella asks on a daily basis if we can make this. So two thumbs up from the toddler department. And the mama department.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie
(adapted from A Beautiful Mess)
Serves 2 (or one large serving)
2/3 cup coconut milk, frozen into ice cubes
1/2 a large frozen ripe banana (or 1 small frozen banana)
1 cup plain or Greek yogurt (preferably full-fat)
2 T creamy peanut butter
2 T cocoa powder (not the baking kind, but the kind you make hot chocolate with)
1 T chocolate nibs or chocolate chips (optional)
1/4 - 1/2 cup coconut milk or regular milk
Place all ingredients in the blender except for the coconut or regular milk. Start the blender and slowly add as much of the milk as you need. I try to add as little as possible so that my smoothie is really thick (I like it to be just thinner than a Wendy's Frosty). Blend until smooth.