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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Protein Smoothie

Creamy, cold, and refreshing this chocolate peanut butter cup protein smoothie is sure to please even the pickiest eaters. 

You know your morning is off to a good start when your breakfast tastes like a chocolate peanut butter cup ice cream shake. During the first trimester and some of my second trimester, smoothies didn’t sound too appealing. I don’t know if it is the warm weather or some weird pregnancy craving, but smoothies are all I want these days. Especially when they involve chocolate and peanut butter.

Smoothies are great because they take barely any time to whip up something super delicious for breakfast. Another reason I love smoothies? They are a great way to kick off the morning with some veggies; I love blending spinach or kale in my smoothies. Not only do they add volume, but extra nutrition (and you can’t even taste them!) This recipe calls for kale/spinach, but you could leave it out if you wish.

Without further ado….

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Protein Smoothie

1 c. Milk (almond, cow, coconut, etc.) 

1 Large handful spinach or kale 

1 Large scoop Vanilla protein powder (I prefer whey protein)  

1 1/2 tsp – 1 tbsp. Peanut Butter (or almond butter if preferred)

1 Large, frozen banana 

2-3 Large ice cubes

1 Packet stevia 

1 tsp. Cocoa powder (or more if desired)

Method 

Blend all ingredients together in a high-powered blender. Pour into a large glass and enjoy! 

Questions of the Day:

1. What is your go-to breakfast lately? 

2. If you’ve been pregnant before, did you have certain foods you couldn’t stand in different trimesters and then end up enjoying later on?

3. Are you a peanut butter lover or almond butter lover? (I’m usually an almond butter fan, but peanut butter was all I had on hand for this recipe!)