Peanut Butter Mocha Smoothie

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This easy and delicious Peanut Butter Smoothie is a treat for breakfast or dessert!

Peanut butter smoothie in mason jar

Smoothies are my favorite

Fruit smoothies, veggie smoothies, dessert smoothies… I’ve never met a smoothie I didn’t like. Except for that one smoothie my 8-year old made when she was trying to be helpful. The one with 2 teaspoons of cumin in it. That was a hard one to swallow!

Growing up, smoothies were considered a dessert by my mom, and not served very often. But when I got married and began a family of my own, smoothies became a way of life! They have saved many a breakfast mishap, kept my family nourished during ridiculously hot southern summers when I refuse to turn on the oven, and provided a quick and easy dessert when friends unexpectedly show up.

This Peanut Butter Mocha Smoothie is kind-of a cross between a breakfast and a dessert. With mostly real-food ingredients, like bananas and coffee, it’s pretty breakfasty, but the addition of dairy-free chocolate chips knocks it over to the sweet side.

Peanut butter smoothie ingredients in spoons

Is coffee healthy?

Now, there are plenty of articles around the real-food web debating whether or not coffee is healthy. I’m not here to argue that one way or the other. If you’re of the opinion that coffee is great, then feel free to use regular ol’ coffee for this mocha smoothie. If, however, you think that coffee isn’t the best for your health, then you can use decaf or an herbal coffee. That choice is up to you.

Unfortunately for me, coffee is a life-long allergy of mine. I can remember walking down the “tea & coffee” aisle at the grocery store as a kid and instantly feeling my lungs closing up from the coffee in the air. Though my allergy seems to have diminished quite a bit since having children, I still stay away from coffee.

So for this recipe, I opted for an herbal coffee substitute. I always use the blends mentioned in Jessica Espinosa’s ebook, DIY Herbal Coffee Substitutes, but you could also use the Dandy Blend (available on Amazon), or any other herbal coffee you love.

Smoothies are easy to make

As with any smoothie, this is a quick and easy recipe. Pretty much just dump in the ingredients and blend them until they’re smooth. You can keep the recipe dairy-free easily by using dairy-free milk (I like to use my homemade coconut milk), and dairy-free chocolate chips. If you don’t have problems with dairy, though, raw milk is the most delicious option! I also like to sprinkle in some grass-fed gelatin (available on Amazon) to give the recipe a little nutritional boost, but it’s totally not necessary if you don’t happen to have that ingredient on hand.

peanut butter mocha smoothie

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5 from 1 vote

Peanut Butter Mocha Smoothie

Filling enough for a meal, this smoothie will knock your socks off.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: healthy smoothie
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 616kcal
Author: Raia

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cold coffee herbal or regular
  • 1 cup milk of choice raw or coconut are the best
  • 1 Tbsp grass-fed gelatin optional
  • 3 bananas very ripe
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter no sugar added preferable
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 cups ice cubes

Instructions

  • Place all ingredients in a blender in order listed and blend until smooth.

Notes

Dairy-free version - use almond or coconut milk and dairy-free chocolate chips.
Lower carb version - use one frozen banana instead of three bananas at room temp. 

Nutrition

Calories: 616kcal | Carbohydrates: 70g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 277mg | Potassium: 1131mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 46g | Vitamin A: 7.2% | Vitamin C: 18.7% | Calcium: 19.1% | Iron: 8.6%

Raia
Raia lives in the south with her husband/best-friend, five wonderfully crazy kids, six free-range chickens, and a gazillion mosquitoes. In between being a full time wife, mom, and homeschool teacher, she blogs over at RaiasRecipes.com, where she shares all her gluten-free and allergy-friendly food.
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18 Comments

    • Raia

      Yeah, it’s a fun memory. 😉 Thanks, Emily!

    • Laurence

      I tried it and it didn’t taste good. I throw it away immediatly. I don’t know if I made something wrong but it was the worst smoothie I have ever tried.

      • Raia

        Sorry you didn’t enjoy it, Laurence!

    • Raia

      Thanks, Rebecca! 🙂

    • Raia

      Thank you, Jennifer! It is a delicious combo. 😉

  1. Elle @ Only Taste Matters

    What a great way to start the day! Love it! I’m glad to hear other people have coffee issues too! Thanks for the info!

    • Raia

      Thanks, Elle! Yeah, coffee and I have issues. :p

    • Raia

      Thanks, Lauren! I hope you enjoy it! 🙂

  2. Sharon @ What The Fork Food Blog

    OHMYGOSH cumin in a smoothie, probably only funny after the fact! Mocha peanut butter sounds much, much better 🙂

    • Raia

      Yeah… only after the fact. 😉

  3. Deborah Davis

    I could drink this yummy smoothie everyday!I am so delighted that you shared this peanut butter mocha smoothie with us at the Healthy Happy Green and Natural Party! Thank you so much for sharing your gems and for your support! I’m pinning and sharing! All the best, Deborah

    • Raia

      Thank you so much, Deborah! I could drink it every day, too. 😉 I’m always glad to share at your linky party. Thanks so much for hosting! 🙂

  4. Silvia

    Hello, I really like this smoothie, but did not understand, why 3 bananas? Really high in calories! I used 3 organic dole bananas, 110 calories each @ 330 calories and the 1/3 of peanut butter, 2 tbl spns 190 calories. (I used the super chunky PB, that’s all I had on hand and then again…. PB is really high in calories in general). that is 5 tbl spns plus 1 teaspoon of peanut butter, that will be about 295 calories. I ended up having a lot of left over smoothie, but I did substitute the chocolate chips for raw chocolate and unsweetened almond milk. I would have done 1/2 milk (30 calories for 1 cup) and 1/2 cup of cold coffee. (Which I would have done a shot of espresso of 1/2 cup coffee). All this ranges at about 660-700 calories for this smoothie!!?!? This completes my break at and lunch altogether in one! It tastes really good, but Ugh, no thanks!!!!

    • Raia

      Well, glad you at least thought it tasted good! Thanks for giving it a try. 🙂 I don’t ever count calories, for anything, so how many calories a recipe has doesn’t play into my ingredient list. 😉

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