I’ve got a recipe for you today that’s perfect for days you want a little boost of energy to tackle a project or a workout – or you just want a healthy snack that tastes like an indulgent treat!
This one doesn’t disappoint.
It features coffee … chocolate … and PEANUT BUTTER! (Plus it also contains plenty of fiber, healthy fats, potassium, and antioxidants.)
It’s a smoothie that’s actually good for you. Note: because it contains caffeine, you’ll want to have this earlier in the day vs. later.
Coffee shop frappe swap
If you are ever tempted by the blended concoctions at coffeehouses (which are loaded with empty calories that can make your blood sugar spike and then crash) this is a must-try.
There are 2 different ways you can make this. One is faster, but not necessarily better or worse.
So, I leave it to you whether you pre-soak the chia seeds. I like pre-soaking best because not only does it give you a thicker smoothie, you’re less apt to get chia seeds caught in your teeth 😉
Chocolate-Peanut Butter Iced Latte
8 ounces of cooled coffee
1 small banana, sliced
½ cup almond (or any nut) milk
½ tbsp raw cacao powder
1-2 tbsp chia seeds
1 tbsp raw honey
1 tbsp natural peanut butter (or peanut butter powder if you’re cutting calories)
1 cup ice cubes
Optional: To make this smoothie thicker, soak the chia seeds in the nut milk for at least 20 to 30 minutes (and up to overnight) before blending.
Place all the ingredients except the ice cubes in a blender, and blend until smooth.
Taste and adjust amount of honey or cacao powder to suit your taste.
Pour into a tall glass, over optional ice and enjoy!
Pretty simple, right? You definitely have to give it a try and let me know how you like it!
P.S. You can also use PB-flavored protein powder if you’re trying to get more protein and less fats and added sugars in your diet. My go-to is Purus Labs MyoFeed, Vanilla Peanut Butter. (I am not affiliated with them in any way.) It comes pre-sweetened with sucralose, so you can cut the honey out of this recipe, along with the peanut butter.
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