This Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie is a delicious and easy way to nourish your body any time of the day!
Need I say more? But seriously, this classic combination of flavors is super satisfying, and beyond simple to whip together. Odds are, you have all of these pantry staples on hand already, so you’re free to enjoy this easy peanut butter banana smoothie whenever the mood strikes!
The star of this recipe is peanut butter, and here’s why: it has protein, potassium, and fiber, making it a nutrient-rich addition to any meal or a tasty snack.
We all know peanut butter for its protein content — 2 tablespoons will give you about 8g of protein. Protein is especially important because it’s involved in digestive health, rebuilding tissue and muscle, energy, hormonal production, immune health as antibodies, enzymes, structure, and storage/transportation of other molecules. Protein is part of every single cell in our body.
Peanut butter is a good source of both types of fiber — soluble and insoluble. Fiber is important for so many reasons. Digestive health, lowered cholesterol, lowered risk of heart disease and diabetes, and even prevention of some cancer.
Banana is a great source of potassium, an important mineral in the human body that regulates a healthy balance of fluids in the body. It’s also an important mineral in having a healthy heart as it helps you maintain healthy blood pressure.
Like with all smoothies, boost the protein content by adding your favorite plant-based protein powder. Here, chocolate is my go-to.
If you make this healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie, I want to see how it turns out! Submit your photo directly on this post in the comments section below, and share on Instagram by tagging @nutritionstripped #nutritionstripped. Happy blending!