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Chocolate-Peanut Butter Smoothie

Photo: Greg Dupree
Active time 5 mins
Total time 5 mins
Yield

Serves 1 (serving size: about 2 1/4 cups)

This super-chocolaty smoothie is a tasty nondairy option. Dates offer richness and a caramel-like sweetness--naturally--while boosting fiber by about 2g.  

Ingredients

  • 3 pitted dates
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened chocolate almond milk (such as Almond Breeze)
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup vanilla soy yogurt
  • 1/2 banana, sliced and frozen
  • 2 teaspoons natural peanut or almond butter
  • Dash of instant coffee or espresso granules (optional)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 329
  • fat 11 g
  • satfat 1.3 g
  • monofat 5.7 g
  • polyfat 4 g
  • protein 9 g
  • carbohydrate 54 g
  • fiber 7 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 3 mg
  • sodium 186 mg
  • calcium 368 mg

How to Make It

  1. Place dates in a small bowl; cover with hot water. Let stand 3 minutes or until softened; drain.
  2. Place milk and dates in a blender; blend 30 seconds or until pureed. Add ice and remaining ingredients; blend 30 seconds or until smooth.