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Our Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie is low in carbs and makes for an easy breakfast for mornings when you’re short on time! Or top this low carb smoothie with stevia sweetened chocolate chips and make it a low carb dessert!
Just like a Reese’s peanut butter cup, this chocolate + peanut butter smoothie will satisfy your strongest candy cravings! If you didn’t know this drink was keto, you’d never guess!
Low Carb Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie
Chocolate smoothies often get a bad reputation for being super high in sugar and usually get lumped in with junk food. Normally they have chocolate syrup and added sugar that will spike your blood sugar.
While that is the case with some smoothies out there, that is not the case with our chocolate peanut butter smoothie recipe! You will love the chocolatey peanut butter flavor delivered to you in a cold creamy texture. You almost won’t believe it’s healthy.
This peanut butter smoothie is a great option for an on the go breakfast, an after school snack, or a late-night treat.
Ingredients Needed For A Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie
- Unsweetened natural peanut butter
- Heavy whipping cream
- Cocoa powder
- Chia seeds
- Liquid stevia
- Vanilla extract
- Espresso powder
- Sea salt
- Ice cubes
How To Make A Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie
First, add the peanut butter, cream, water, cocoa powder, chia seeds, stevia, vanilla extract, espresso powder, and salt to a blender and process until smooth. Next, add the ice cubes and pulse until thick and creamy, tamping down as necessary. Finally, pour the mixture into a glass and serve immediately.
That’s all it takes! You can have a perfectly creamy and delicious smoothie in minutes with this chocolate peanut butter smoothie recipe. Even the most inexperienced can whip this one up in a flash!
Is Peanut Butter Keto?
Yes! Peanut butter is keto, low carb, keto friendly or however you want to say it. Just be sure to look at the ingredients list!
Pro Tip: Look for a peanut that it’s only ingredients are peanuts or peanuts and salt. Many store bought brands will have added sugar in the form of honey, sugar, and high fructose corn syrup. Or make your own with this homemade peanut butter recipe.
Low Carb Peanut Butter Brands
- Crazy Richards Peanut Butter
- Justin’s Peanut Butter
- 365 Every Day Value Organic Peanut Butter (super cheap!)
- Woodstock Smoothie Organic Peanut Butter
Can I Make This Chocolate Smoothie With A Different Nut Butter?
Absolutely! If you aren’t a fan of peanut butter, or you are sensitive or have an allergy to peanuts or legumes, you can easily substitute almond butter in this recipe.
As with peanut butter, you will want to read the ingredients list. Look for one with only almonds or almonds and salt as ingredients. You can also make homemade almond butter.
Here’s a list of a few of the healthiest nut butter types that still fit perfectly into the keto diet and how they stack up compared to peanut butter.
- Hazelnut butter – 17g of fat, 4g of protein, 2g of net carbs
- Cashew Butter – 14g of fat, 5g of protein, 7g of net carbs
- Almond butter – 14g of fat, 6g of protein, 2.5g of net carbs
- Pecan Butter – 20g of fat, 2.6g of protein, 1.2g of net carbs
- Walnut Butter – 18g of fat, 4g of protein, 2g of net carbs
Can I Make Extra Smoothies To Save for Later?
Yes, smoothies are a perfect snack or on the go breakfast that can be meal prepped for a whole week. The easiest way to prep this chocolate peanut butter smoothie is to opt for the blend and freeze method. You will completely make however many smoothies you would like, separate them into single-serving containers, and place in the freezer.
The night before you plan to drink the smoothie, place your frozen smoothie in the fridge and defrost overnight. Another option is to let it sit out on the counter for a few hours to defrost naturally.
You can also use the frozen smoothies as a makeshift freezer pack in your lunch box. The frozen container helps keep everything cold and allows the smoothie just enough time to thaw by the time lunch rolls around.
Once the smoothie is defrosted to your desired consistency, just grab a straw and enjoy! You can prep smoothies up to 3 months in advance!
Tips For Making and Amazing Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie
- Make sure you have a good blender. Cheap blenders with weak blades will make it hard to get that perfect smoothie consistency. They can also tend to get stuck and are unable to process big chunks of ice. So if you want to avoid any unwanted hassles, invest in a quality blender. Lara currently loves her Ninja Personal Blender and Faith loves her Vitamix blender.
- Don’t use ice chunks that are too big. This is more the case if you don’t have a high powered blender. If you’re using large pieces pieces of ice, try to break them down before placing in the blender to mix your smoothie.
- Stop and scrape down the sides of the blender periodically. This is especially the case if you’re making a double or triple batch of this low carb smoothie. Scraping down the sides will ensure that everything is mixing in properly.
Why Add Chia Seeds to a Smoothie?
Chia seeds act as a natural thickener in this smoothie, helping create a rich, creamy texture. And bonus, chia seeds are a good source of fiber, protein, and Omega 3 fatty acids!
More Low Carb Smoothie Recipes To Try
- Keto Chocolate Berry Truffle Smoothie Recipe
- Low Carb Breakfast Smoothie
- Low Carb Blueberry Smoothie Recipe
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Low Carb Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie
- Add the peanut butter, cream, water, cocoa powder, chia seeds, stevia, vanilla extract, espresso
- powder, and salt to a blender and process until smooth.
- Add the ice cubes and pulse until thick and creamy, tamping down as necessary.
- Pour into a glass and serve immediately.
- Look for a peanut that it's only ingredients are peanuts or peanuts and salt. Many store bought brands will have added sugar in the form of honey, sugar, and high fructose corn syrup.
- Or make your own with this homemade peanut butter recipe.
- This smoothie has 6g net carbs per serving.
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