Chocolate Peanut Butter Chia Seed Smoothie

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AKA all of your days protein and fiber in one delicious jar. Seriously. That’s why I suggest each one of these power smoothies serves two people b/c you aren’t going to be able to finish it. I barely got to half way through this jar without feeling almost “too” full.

Chocolate peanut butter smoothie

Welcome to day two of peanut butter week, y’all! Hope your Tuesdays (or Wednesdays for my friends over the pond in Australia) are off to a good start. Mine could have started 10,000 times better, but I’m not dwelling on it. I’m determined to make today a good one. And you know what, kicking off your day with a smoothie that tastes like ice cream is not a bad way to make that happen. I’m not kidding when I say this tastes like ice cream. Okay, so it’s a little thicker than that, so maybe super rich custard? It’s basically dessert for breakfast. But don’t worry, it’s healthy. It has a few tricks hidden in that luscious cocoa belly, like three tablespoons of fiber packed chia seeds!

chia seeds

Ever used these before? I sure had not, which is dumb because I have a huge bag of them whistling at me every time I open the cupboard. So finally, after another series of cat-calls (chia seeds are rather aggressive), I threw some into a blender with a pound of other deliciously healthy ingredients and made the thick jar of dark chocolate lovin’ you see right in front of ya.

Protein packed power chocolate smoothie

I’m not a breakfast person (I know, everyone shun me and then send me memos that declare the importance of this meal). This is another reason I know I’m meant to be French. I’d much rather eat last night’s baguette and a coffee than some flan cereal. This smoothie though might change things. It’s so FILLED with fiber you won’t be hungry until June 1st and it tastes like dessert. Curbed appetite and satisfaction for my fat kid sweet tooth? Win double freakin’ win.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Chia Seed Smoothie

Power smoothie

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Serves about 2. (About 1 cup serving size)
Prep time: >5 minutes

Ingredients:

*Add additional milk if too thick.
**If you don’t have this available, sub in additional skim or chocolate milk!

Directions: 

  1. Pour all of the ingredients into a blender and pulse on low until mixture is thick and creamy. Add more milk if it’s too thick for you. Pour into a cup and enjoy!

Nutritional information per serving:

Calories: 380
Fat: 20.5 grams
Carbohydrates: 30.5 grams
Fiber: 6.5 grams
Protein: 13.5 grams
Weight Watchers Points: 9

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  1. Tuesday, February 26th, 2013
    I need this in my life. Just wondering what the coffee creamer does - I don't drink coffee, so wondering if I could use something else. Is it a powder or liquid - more milk maybe?
  2. Posted by Liz @ The Lemon Bowl on
    Tuesday, February 26th, 2013
    I would like this right now in a gigantic glass!
  3. Posted by cgallam10 on
    Tuesday, February 26th, 2013
    Hey Erin! You can use milk or chocolate milk in it's place! It just offers a cream like consistency!
  4. Tuesday, February 26th, 2013
    LOVE. I need some chia seeds in my love stat.
  5. Posted by kim@hungryhealthygirl on
    Tuesday, February 26th, 2013
    Will totally be making this!! Looks too good to be true!
  6. Posted by Laura (Tutti Dolci) on
    Tuesday, February 26th, 2013
    I'm all in if I can get a little chocolate and peanut butter at breakfast!
  7. Tuesday, February 26th, 2013
    Yum, this sounds fantastic! And I love all the healthy fiber-y goodness in there - gotta love any smoothie that's as healthy as it is delicious!
  8. Tuesday, February 26th, 2013
    I am FREAKING OUT over how amazing this sounds! YUM.
  9. Wednesday, February 27th, 2013
    This looks incredible! I love using chia seeds in smoothies. It gives it the perfect thickness.
  10. Posted by Bree {Skinny Mommy} on
    Wednesday, February 27th, 2013
    YUM! I love a smoothie that tastes like a dessert!
  11. Posted by Kristina on
    Wednesday, February 27th, 2013
    Ooo I love peanut butter week! Haha best idea. ever. Love this smoothie too - would be so much more motivated to sit down with breakfast if it involved chocolate and peanut butter :)
  12. Posted by Kathryn on
    Wednesday, February 27th, 2013
    I'm not really a breakfast person either but I can't think of many better things than a chocolate peanut butter smoothie to start the day.
  13. Thursday, February 28th, 2013
    Hmmm! Sounds and looks delicious. I've had chia seeds in baked goods, but never had it in smoothies. Very clever and I love healthy & delicious smoothie like this. I'd totally look forward to wake up every morning to drink this.
  14. Thursday, February 28th, 2013
    I love using chia seeds in smoothies! And, of course, I love the chocolate and pb combination!
  15. Posted by Julia on
    Friday, March 1st, 2013
    Hope your day ended up turning out better and I love the idea of creating all sorts of peanut butter recipes for peanut butter week! PB is one of my guilty pleasures. I've heard a great deal about the benefits of chia seeds, so I need to try them out soon! I could really use a fiber smoothie! ;)
  16. Friday, March 8th, 2013
    Yum, what a delicious looking smoothie!
  17. Posted by Virginie on
    Sunday, March 24th, 2013
    Hello Claire, I am a little behind discovering this great post/recipe :) Allow me to ask a question. Is there a special reason why you use frozen bananas rather than fresh or ripe ones? Just wondering in case I am missing an important wellness information... (Always eager to educate myself on healthy eating) ;)
    I did use a ripe banana this morning, as a result I did not have add honey. And I used hazelnut "milk" instead of the coffee-mate as I did not have any. Do you have an option to share about Hazelnut "milk"?
    The smoothie tasted great. So thank you so much for sharing your recipe.
  18. Posted by Jerri on
    Saturday, April 6th, 2013
    This sounds delicious! I'm putting together a round-up post of Smoothie recipes next week, and I'm featuring you!
  19. Posted by Sharp Tongued Lady on
    Saturday, May 18th, 2013
    Frozen bananas are important, they create an ice cream-like consistency. They also chill the drink so that there is no need to add ice which would dilute the taste. I've been loving this recipe, although I sub all the chocolate and sweeteners with hot chocolate mix (I used Swiss Miss). I also use regular milk and don't bother with the creamer. So it's simply frozen bananas, peanut butter, milk, hot chocolate mix, and chia seeds. Delicious combination! :)
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