Chocolate Peanut Butter Breakfast Shake

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Chocolate for breakfast? Yes, please. Especially when it’s a healthier way to have chocolate. This may not sound very healthy, but don’t let the words “chocolate” or “shake” fool you. There’s lots of good-for-you ingredients in this–banana, peanut butter, honey, unsweetened cocoa powder, Greek yogurt, and low-fat milk (you can sub non-dairy products in this, too). This shake has a super-rich chocolatey taste with a hint of peanut butter and banana and it’s so smooth and creamy!

If you like having chocolate in the morning, make this for breakfast. Or drink it for an afternoon snack…or have it as a dinner dessert–it’s great any time of day! One thing to remember is that you do have to plan ahead a little–you need to cut a banana into chunks and put in the freezer so it’s frozen when you make your shake–I usually do this the night before I’m going to make it.

CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER BREAKFAST SHAKE by NancyC

Makes 1 (10-ounce) serving

  • 1 medium banana, cut into chunks and frozen (do this the day before you’re making it, or at least several hours ahead of time)
  • 2 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 Tablespoon natural creamy peanut butter
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 cup plain or vanilla Greek yogurt or soy yogurt
  • 1/4 cup low fat milk, soy milk, or almond milk

Combine all ingredients in a high-speed blender and blend until smooth. Pour in a glass and serve immediately.

This shake is a real treat and while it’s great for breakfast, I really like making it in the afternoon–that’s when I tend to crave chocolate. When would you make this?

Linked to Wow Me Wednesday, Wonderful Wednesday, Whimsy Wednesday, Full Plate Thursday, Let’s Get Real Friday, Foodie Friday, Inspire Me Monday.

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31 thoughts on “Chocolate Peanut Butter Breakfast Shake

  1. elamb

    Yum, yum, yum! I agree, even though it would be a lovely breakfast treat, the best time to whip one up would be in the afternoon, or as dessert after a light dinner. Can’t wait to try this!

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  2. Nancy

    PB and chocolate is one of my favorite combinations… I normally think of it as only a dessert. Thanks for opening my eyes to a healthier possibility!

    Reply
  3. Juggling Real Food (@JugglngRealFood)

    Hi there. I’m stopping in from Let’s Get Real tonight. Your smoothie recipe caught my attention right away. You can’t go wrong with chocolate, banana, and peanut butter. So satisfying when my chocolate cravings hit…..which can be any time of the day really.

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  4. Bam's Kitchen

    I love that photo, so pinning for sure! I have this shake many times in the afternoon for a snack for the boys but I leave out the milk products due to lactose intolerance and just swap out for almond milk. Your making me so hungry I am think about making my self one right now!

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  5. Anne

    Hmmm… I’ve made chocolate protein shakes before – but I never added peanut butter. I’m going to have to try that! Thanks!

    Reply
  6. Miz Helen

    What a great shake, we will love this! Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing your post with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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