This cacao peanut butter smoothie is something I’ve been making some variation of for a while. I’m so happy to finally share it! It feels so indulgent and dessert-like but has NO added sugar. It’s also filling enough to be breakfast or a heavy snack! I dare you to find a toddler who doesn’t like it! Just kidding, it’s so easy to find a toddler that doesn’t like something, isn’t it?! Anyway, let’s give it a whirl!
The smoothie uses two types of banana, frozen and regular, oats to make it more filling (and thick), cacao powder, peanut butter and some almond milk. See the recipe notes for my most common variations/substitutions! Just blend everything together until dreamy smooth! Originally I was making this recipe using a high quality cocoa powder vs cacao. I’ve only recently switched to cacao powder (which is less processed, according to my research) and found the flavor to be almost the same (it has a slightly fruitier aftertaste). Totally worthy switch! I hope you enjoy one of my favorite smoothies! Let me know how it works for you below!
- 1 ripe banana frozen and cut into chunks
- 1 ripe banana (un-frozen)
- ¼ cup oats
- 3 tbsp peanut butter
- 2 tbsp cacao powder (or cocoa powder)
- ½ cup almond milk
- Add all ingredients to blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Adjust liquid to adjust smoothie thickness.
You may sub the peanut butter with any nut or seed butter you have or even omit.
Oats can be omitted for a less filling smoothie.