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An easy recipe for a Peanut Butter Mocha Smoothie with better for you ingredients!
During the week, I’m usually up really early trying to get a little blog work finished before work. Blogging may seem like an easy thing from an outside point of view, but there is sooo much work that goes into it. Sometimes I get so caught up in working on the blog that I have a habit of just grabbing something quick and easy on my way out the door.
One of my favorite quick and easy breakfasts to take on the go? Smoothies. They’re seriously so easy. You literally toss everything into a blender, blend, pour it into a cup, and go. That’s my kind of breakfast.
Today’s smoothie recipe calls for simple ingredients, most of which you probably already have on hand. You’ll start with a frozen banana. I always peel, slice, and freeze any extra ripe bananas I have at the end of the week to keep on hand for smoothies. The frozen banana sweetens the smoothie and makes it thicker and more delicious!
To keep the smoothie on the lighter side, I also used some Dannon Oikos Vanilla Triple Zero Greek Nonfat Yogurt, unsweetened cocoa powder, almond milk (any kind of milk will work!), Jif Peanut Powder, instant coffee granules, and a little bit of honey to naturally sweeten it a little more.
Jif Peanut Powder has 85% less fat than traditional peanut butter and is great for baking and using in smoothies. The yogurt I prefer to use is Dannon Oikos Vanilla Triple Zero Greek Nonfat Yogurt, it’s by far my favorite yogurt because it has 0 fat, 0 added sugar* and 0 artificial sweetners – plus 15g of protein per 5.3oz container.
Each week when Josh and I make our grocery trip to Walmart, we always stock up on their yogurt and it’s always gone by the end of the week!
You’ll add everything into the blender and blend until smooth! Speaking of blenders, I’ve used an Oster blender for several years and love it because they’re perfect for making smoothies and tons of other things.
They also have this super convenient Oster® Blend-N-Go® MyBlend® (pictured above) that is perfect for blending up smoothies to take on the go with you. You can just fill, blend & go!
Once it’s all blended up, pour it into a glass, and enjoy! I love adding in some extra chocolate chips because a little extra chocolate never hurts. Right?!
The instant coffee granules give it that coffee flavor without having to brew any coffee and adds a little boost to your smoothie. If you’re not a fan of coffee or making it for your family, you can simply leave it out for a peanut butter chocolate smoothie which is just as delicious!
Peanut Butter Mocha Smoothie
- 1 medium banana peeled, sliced, and frozen
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- 1/4 cup Dannon Oikos Vanilla Triple Zero Greek Nonfat Yogurt
- 2 tablespoons Jif Peanut Powder
- 2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 teaspoon instant coffee granules
- 1-2 teaspoons honey adjust to taste
- Optional: 1-2 cups of ice I leave this out, but feel free to add some to thicken it up more
- Add all of the ingredients to the canister of a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into a glass, serve, and enjoy!
*not a low calorie food
You can easily find Jif Peanut Powder and Dannon Oikos Vanilla Nonfat Greek Yogurt in your local Walmart too!
You can also find an offer for $1.50 cash back on the combination of Jif Peanut Powder and Oikos (Vanilla) Triple Zero Greek Yogurt OR $1.50 cash back on the combination of Jif Creamy Peanut Butter and Dannon Vanilla Yogurt on your next purchase here too!