Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie

The Jonas blizzard cleanup has picked up speed so I finally made it back to work yesterday for the first time since Thursday. Despite the rough commute, which in all honestly wasn’t all that different from my typical trip into town using DC’s unreliable metro system, I was so happy to be back in the office. Mostly, I was just glad to get out of the house and have a reason to put real pants on. Don’t get me wrong, I love leggings as much as the next 20-something year old girl but one more day in leggings and I was going to start reverting to my college self.

I consider myself a pretty resourceful person, but being snowed in for four days tested even my abilities to make nutritious and delicious meals.

If you’ve been in my kitchen, you’ve probably noticed that I always have an abundance of bananas, almond milk and peanut butter on hand. I also have a ton of chocolate chips and butter but that’s far less relevant to this story. What you won’t find in my kitchen is meat. I love ordering it when I’m out at restaurants, but I never seem to have the time or the knowhow to make it at home. When I’m old and wise I’d love to have a house with a barbecue so I can just grill all my meat but until then, I’ll continue to get a large part of my daily allowance of protein from alternate sources, like peanut butter.  

I won’t pretend that this is healthy by any means but compared to everything else on my blog, it might be the better indulgence. The frozen banana slices and peanut butter make it super creamy and the cocoa powder gives it the perfect amount of chocolate taste. Bonus: If you want to hide some veggies in your smoothie, a handful of kale leaves makes a great addition. Also, please no one tell Colin that I have a habit of doing this.

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup frozen banana slices (about 2 bananas)
  • 1 Cup almond milk
  • ¼ Cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 Tablespoons old fashioned oats
  • 1 Tablespoon cocoa powder

Recipe

  • Combine all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until creamy
  • Enjoy immediately