Looking for a sweet treat that will keep you hydrated, energized and happy? This Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie from my friends at Green Blender tastes even better than it sounds! I’m super excited to share this guest recipe with you :)
Both pear and avocado are excellent fruits for natural skin hydration (thanks to vitamin C, potassium, and healthy Omega-3s), whereas peanut butter and cacao provide healthy fat, protein, antioxidants, and iron — all essential ingredients for natural energy production. Add in a banana for potassium and electrolytes, and dates for natural sweetness, and you’ve got a high fiber, high protein treat that will keep you feeling invigorated without any unwanted sugar crashes.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup smoothie
SERVES: 1-2 people
1 banana, fresh or frozen
1 pear, roughly chopped (or extra banana)
½ avocado, pitted
2 dates, pitted
2 tablespoons peanut butter
1 ½ tablespoon cacao powder, unsweetened
1 ¼ cup water
1 cup ice (optional)
Combine all of your ingredients and blend until smooth.
JULIE’S TIPS & TRICKS:
I love adding a large handful of leafy greens to turn this creamy smoothie into a nutritious breakfast shake or post-workout recovery smoothie. Great for glowing skin and strong muscles!
Now I would love to hear from you! Do you ever add nut butter or avocado to your smoothies? Do you have a favorite flavor combination? Definitely let me know by leaving a comment down below.
I’ll be sharing more guest recipes later to introduce you to some awesome bloggers & foodie friends that I love!
If you want to find out more about Green Blender, you can check them out right HERE. They’re a vegan & gluten free smoothie delivery service based in New York. Every week, they send all the pre-portioned fruits, vegetables and superfoods to make healthy green smoothies at home. You know how much I love my green smoothies!