This decadent chocolate peanut butter smoothie is jam-packed with protein, good fats, fruits, and calcium. This smoothie is one I love so much it was my go-to morning fuel for my first half marathon. Because it was so filled with a good balance of carbs and protein, it helped me to stay full and have energy to run my 13 miles without crashing.
My husband and I are right in the middle of a clean eating challenge for January. We have abstained from processed food, grains, and dairy. It has been essential for me to find wholesome recipes that are not only good for me and my eating plan but also delicious. No reason to ignore my taste buds while clean eating! My goals for January are to get back to the basics of eating good food for my body; whole food that my body can process and thrive on! So far I have done really well, with just a couple of set backs. I am proud of my progress and hope to gain muscle, lose fat, and improve my workouts at my gym. I started Crossfit about 4 months ago. It definitely pushes my comfort zone, but I have noticed I am doing things I never thought I would do. Case in point: box jumps. I used to have a deathly fear of them and the other night I did almost 50! Yay! I have noticed a major correlation between eating better and my improvement in energy during my workouts.
I also have been loving the versatility of avocado. It is amazing how many recipes call for avocado for a more moist, rich, and creamy flavor. I have used avocado in brownies and cupcakes, as well as so many other delicious recipes. Honestly, what would I do without avocado while I am cleansing?
I hope you enjoy this smoothie! It is super rich and the perfect snack or breakfast to keep you feeling good and also satisfy your craving for something rich and creamy.
- ¾ cup Silk Almond Milk
- 3 tablespoons JIF peanut powder
- ¼ cup honey
- ⅓ cup cocoa powder
- ¼ cup chopped dates
- ½ large avocado peeled and pitted
- 3 cups ice cubes
- Add Silk Almond Milk, JIF peanut powder, honey, cocoa powder, dates, and avocado to blender. Blend on medium speed for 30 seconds.
- Add ice cubes to blender. Blend on low for 15 seconds, then on high for 60 seconds.