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Protein-Packed Low-Carb Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie

2017 January 24
by Emily Hill

This chocolaty, peanut-buttery, protein-packed smoothie is low carb thanks to unsweetened almond milk, cocoa powder and no-calorie sweetener.

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Protein-Packed Low-Carb Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie -- This chocolaty, peanut-buttery, protein-packed smoothie is low carb thanks to unsweetened almond milk, cocoa powder and no-calorie sweetener. | isthisreallymylife.com


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Disclosure: Though this is a sponsored post for Purely Inspired, all thoughts and opinions are mine.

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If you’re a longtime reader of this site, you know I absolutely love any recipe that combines peanut butter and chocolate. I’ve shared recipes for everything from homemade Reese’s peanut butter eggs to a copycat peanut butter moo’d smoothie. And don’t forget my favorite peanut butter swirl brownies and peanut butter chocolate trifle. Mmm…

Okay, now I need to pilfer the rest of George’s Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups left over from Halloween.

Of course, those treats are far from low-carb, which means they’re far from fitting into any New Year’s resolutions. Fortunately this protein-packed low-carb chocolate peanut butter smoothie totally does.

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Protein-Packed Low-Carb Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie -- This chocolaty, peanut-buttery, protein-packed smoothie is low carb thanks to unsweetened almond milk, cocoa powder and no-calorie sweetener. | isthisreallymylife.com

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This smoothie owes its low-carb status to unsweetened almond milk (fewer calories and more calcium than skim milk), peanut butter powder (WAY fewer calories than regular peanut butter; PB2 is my absolute favorite for texture and flavor), unsweetened cocoa powder and no-calorie sweetener. It owes its protein-packed title to the peanut butter and Purely Inspired organic French vanilla protein powder (available at Walmart for $19.97).

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Protein-Packed Low-Carb Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie -- This chocolaty, peanut-buttery, protein-packed smoothie is low carb thanks to unsweetened almond milk, cocoa powder and no-calorie sweetener. | isthisreallymylife.com

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I wasn’t sure whether to call this recipe a smoothie or a shake because it has a thick, rich flavor, but it does call for quite a bit of ice, giving it more of an icy texture than creamy, so smoothie it is! Along with being low carb, this chocolate peanut butters smoothie comes in at just under 275 calories and has nearly 30 grams of protein. It’s basically one of the most delicious ways to fuel your day.

Or at least fuel my day if you’re not interested in delicious chocolate peanut butter beverages.

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Protein-Packed Low-Carb Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie -- This chocolaty, peanut-buttery, protein-packed smoothie is low carb thanks to unsweetened almond milk, cocoa powder and no-calorie sweetener. | isthisreallymylife.com

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Printable recipe for protein-packed low-carb chocolate peanut butter smoothie below. Enjoy!
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Protein-Packed Low-Carb Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie
 
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This chocolaty, peanut-buttery, protein-packed smoothie is low carb thanks to unsweetened almond milk, cocoa powder and no-calorie sweetener. Makes approx. 1 serving.
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Recipe type: Drinks
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 1½ cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 cups ice
  • 3 T peanut butter powder
  • 2 T unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 scoop Purely Inspired Organic French Vanilla protein powder (or your favorite protein powder)
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 T no-calorie sweetener like Splenda
Instructions
  1. Place ingredients in blender in order listed. Blend until smooth. Serve immediately.

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Here are a few more protein-infused recipes you might enjoy!

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Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal Protein Bars -- These chocolate cranberry oatmeal protein bars include almonds, peanut butter and coconut and make for a healthy and delicious snack or on-the-go breakfast.


Chocolate cranberry oatmeal protein bars

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Healthy Strawberry Orange Protein Smoothie -- Orange juice, strawberries, banana and vanilla protein powder come together in this delicious healthy strawberry orange protein smoothie.

Healthy strawberry orange protein smoothie

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Creamy Pumpkin Spice Protein Smoothie - This pumpkin spice protein smoothie combines creamy pumpkin and spices with almond milk and dates for a fall-inspired on-the-go breakfast.

Pumpkin spice protein smoothie

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Double Peanut Butter Chocolate Protein Shake -- packed with over 30 grams of protein and less than 13 grams of sugar (8 grams from banana). Delicious chocolate peanut butter smoothie taste!


Double peanut butter chocolate protein shake

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