A while back I posted a great recipe for a chocolate peanut butter banana smoothie. It however isn’t very low carb (30 carbs per serving). I’ve since been playing around with the recipe and have been able to make a low(er) carb chocolate peanut butter banana smoothie! It’s the same great smoothie with HALF the carbs!
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Low(er) Carb Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie
- ½ Banana
- ¼ cup spinach
- one heaping spoonful of peanut butter or almond butter (about 2 TBSP)
- one heaping spoonful of unsweetened cocoa powder (about 2 TBSP)
- 1 cup unsweetened milk (almond or coconut)
- Pinch of salt
- 6-7 ice cubes
- 1 scoop collagen peptides (optional)
- Blend all ingredients in a blender and enjoy!
Low(er) Carb Chocolate PB Banana Smoothie: Calories: 323, Fat: 21.5g, Total Carbs 22.5g, Fiber 6.5g, (net carbs 16g), Protein: 27.5g
The above ingredients will yield a smoothie that has about 16 net carbs in it. Sometimes if I’m craving a bit more sweetness, since this has more of a dark chocolate taste, I’ll add a ½ tablespoon of maple syrup, which will add 5 carbs to the smoothie.
If you’re looking for another great smoothie idea and love chocolate & mint check out my shamrock shake recipe!