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Healthy Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie

Craving candy?  Try my Healthy Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie recipe instead. It’s a guilt-free treat.

Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie recipe

Hi everyone!

Happy Halloween!  I have a bit of a confession to make.  I’m not a big fan of Halloween… I never have been.  I’m going to sound like a big Halloween scrooge here, but I don’t really like creepy costumes, being scared or anything involving gross looking face makeup.   I feel like when the twins come along they might change my mind though.  Have you guys seen the adorable twin costumes out there?  I’m already brainstorming for next year.

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Even though it’s not my favorite holiday, that doesn’t stop me from enjoying some treats.  One of my all-time favorites is a peanut butter cup.  You just can’t go wrong with the chocolate and peanut butter combination.  Those were always the first to go in my Halloween candy bag growing up.  And in honor of living in balance, I think you should have a couple of these treats on the big day.

But for all the rest of the days, how about a healthy Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie recipe instead!??

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Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie recipe

Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie recipe

Believe it or not, this healthy Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie recipe is actually pretty good for you AND tastes amazing.  I’d venture to say you could have this several times the week of Halloween and be no worse for the wear.

In fact… I’ll wait while you start the blender.

Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie recipe

The base for the smoothie is frozen bananas (yes, AGAIN… but it WORKS,) but with the chocolate and peanut butter powder in it, you don’t even taste it.  It really just turns into a neutral base.

I normally don’t like adding just plain ice to my smoothies, but this one calls for it because it just needs a little extra bulk.  Just consider it a little additional hydration in the off chance you overdo it on the big day. 😉

Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie recipe

The finished product is perfectly festive this time of year, but would honestly make a tasty smoothie any day.

I mean really.. is it ever a bad day to have chocolate and peanut butter????

Enjoy and have a fabulous Halloween friends!

 

Love peanut butter and chocolate?  Try these too…

 

Like it? I’d love it if you could pin this to your favorite Pinterest board! Thank you so much for the support.

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Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie recipe
Healthy Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie recipe
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
 
A healthy twist on the classic peanut butter and chocolate combination!
Course: Smoothie
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Healthy Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie recipe, Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie recipe
Servings: 1 smoothie
Ingredients
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons powdered peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1/4 cup plain greek yogurt
  • handful of ice cubes
Instructions
  1. Put all ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth.
Recipe Notes

Allow banana to sit outside of freezer for 5-10 minutes before trying to blend. To make vegan sub dairy-free yogurt or extra banana.

Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie recipe

 

Your turn!

What’s your favorite Halloween candy?

Raise your hand if you LOVE the peanut butter and chocolate combination!!!!

 

I’m linking up my Healthy Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie recipe with: Meatless Monday, Meatless Monday, Full Plate Thursday, Foodie Friday, and the Weekend Potluck. Thanks so much ladies for the link up parties!
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By | 2018-10-30T13:40:50+00:00 October 31st, 2018|All Vegetarian, Dessert, Food, Smoothies & Drinks|40 Comments

40 Comments

  1. Michelle November 6, 2018 at 6:05 pm - Reply

    Ooooh I love the peanut butter cup. This is the perfect take on a smoothie version. I’m looking forward to trying this. Halloween is really fun, but I agree, I’m not a huge fan of gross and scary things that seem to pop up. I can’t really do those creepy Halloween foods.

  2. Beth Neels November 6, 2018 at 9:40 am - Reply

    That looks so thick and delicious! It really looks like it’s a bit decadent! I have to give this a try!

  3. Alexis November 5, 2018 at 2:19 pm - Reply

    This smoothie looks absolutely amazing! I love everything peanut butter. My kids would love this as well. OH and congrats on your twins, I’m a twin Mom as well.

  4. Lesli November 5, 2018 at 2:18 pm - Reply

    This looks so, so decadent! I would have to be careful not to indulge in this daily!

  5. Mackenzie November 3, 2018 at 11:33 am - Reply

    Oh my this looks delicious!!! I love the use of the healthy ingredients- greek yogurt is my favorite substitute for so many things! Can’t wait to try this out 🙂

  6. Rosey Rebecca November 1, 2018 at 3:00 pm - Reply

    Julie, I hear you on the not digging Halloween as much. I used to be a huge fan but since my father’s funeral was on Halloween seven years ago I’ve been kind of ehh about it. Thinking about you this week, btw, since I know you told me the anniversary is coming up for you too.

    This smoothie looks amazing and I love a frozen banana base! So good!

  7. Lisa Ballantyne October 31, 2018 at 12:50 pm - Reply

    Looks yummy and so healthy!

  8. Wendy October 31, 2018 at 9:27 am - Reply

    Heading to the blender as we speak!

  9. Maureen @ Maureen Gets Real October 31, 2018 at 8:04 am - Reply

    YUM!! This sounds delicious

  10. Sarah @ Bucket List Tummy October 31, 2018 at 7:51 am - Reply

    You definitely can’t go wrong with peanut butter and banana! And chocolate. Happy Halloween!!

  11. Miz Helen November 1, 2016 at 6:22 pm - Reply

    Your Smoothie looks amazing, I wish I had it right now! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  12. Courtney October 31, 2016 at 4:37 pm - Reply

    Peanut butter and chocolate are basically my two favorite foods in the world, and with bananas and Greek yogurt, too? I am ALL OVER this! 🙂

    • JulieWunder November 6, 2016 at 2:07 pm - Reply

      Oh yes! It is really good. Thanks for stopping by Courtney!

  13. The Better Baker October 31, 2016 at 2:55 pm - Reply

    LOVE.THIS! And oh how GOOD you are at dressing it up to look so inviting! So glad you shared with us at Weekend Potluck.

    • JulieWunder November 6, 2016 at 2:06 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much!! It was a lot of fun to make!

  14. Karly October 31, 2016 at 10:00 am - Reply

    This is one awesome smoothie! Thanks for linkin’ up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!

  15. Mary Ellen @ VNutrition October 31, 2016 at 8:59 am - Reply

    It’s weird, I love Halloween but I don’t like scary movies or putting really creepy makeup on my face either…I type this as I am wearing black lipstick to celebrate today lol (but that’s all I have on my face).

    You had me at peanut butter! I love anything peanut butter and can’t wait to try this!

    Thanks so much for linking up with us for Healthy Vegan Fridays! I’m Pinning and sharing!

    • JulieWunder November 6, 2016 at 2:03 pm - Reply

      Haha! Glad I’m not the only one. Hope you enjoy the smoothie and happy Sunday.

  16. Joanne | No Plate Like Home October 29, 2016 at 9:01 pm - Reply

    I’ve made smoothies with peanut butter before and they are delicious. I will try this one!

  17. Farrah October 29, 2016 at 8:15 pm - Reply

    I’m burning a Pumpkin Crunch Pie scented wax tart that my friend made right now and it smells amazing but is also making me crave all the desserts! I love the sound of this! <3 I need to go get some bananas!

  18. Annmarie October 28, 2016 at 4:16 pm - Reply

    Oh my could this look any more decadent?! Drooling over here!

  19. kimmythevegan October 28, 2016 at 10:22 am - Reply

    As a Halloween fanatic – it totally counts if you dress up your pups. Especially if you share pictures with us =D
    I’m seriously drooling over your smoothie right now. I will definitely be making it (maybe even this morning haha!), but I have a feeling it will not look nearly as pretty as yours 😉

    • JulieWunder October 30, 2016 at 12:23 pm - Reply

      Haha! Ok, I’ll make sure photos are involved!

  20. Kristy from Southern In Law October 27, 2016 at 12:42 am - Reply

    Ooooooooooh! As you know peanut butter and chocolate are two of my all time favourite ingredients so this smoothie looks perfect! What a delicious treat!

  21. GiGi Eats October 26, 2016 at 1:14 pm - Reply

    OHHHHHHHHHHHH MYYYY GOSH! But seriously. THIS IS just. I would never ever eat anything else again if I could eat this all day every day! LOL!

  22. Emily October 25, 2016 at 11:19 am - Reply

    Peanut Butter Cups are my favorite candy ever in the whole wide world. And having a peanut butter cup themed smoothie; that is the bomb! Your pumpkin pie smoothie? YUM. YUM. YUM!

  23. amanda -runtothefinish October 25, 2016 at 10:54 am - Reply

    Anything PB wins my heart, this looks seriously fabulous!!

  24. Joanna October 25, 2016 at 10:25 am - Reply

    We have a jam-packed Halloween schedule this year! SOOO many parties and events for the girls! This smoothie is what dreams are made of – peanut butter cup?! YUM!

    • JulieWunder October 30, 2016 at 11:54 am - Reply

      Kids schedules get sooooo busy!!! Hope you are enjoying it.

  25. Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy October 25, 2016 at 7:16 am - Reply

    That drizzle of peanut butter on top is everything!
    We don’t really do anything for Halloween over in the UK sadly 🙁

  26. Susie @ SuzLyfe October 25, 2016 at 6:52 am - Reply

    I totally agree with Blane! We have a Halloween party on Saturday, and I would love to just stay home and eat candy with Ridley and Zoe… Unless they are going to be giving these out, lol

    • JulieWunder October 30, 2016 at 11:53 am - Reply

      Now that’s the life! Hope you are enjoying your weekend!

  27. Blane Sherer October 25, 2016 at 5:09 am - Reply

    Hey, Dress up the dogs and have some candy.
    Sounds fine to me.
    I am taking off of work to celebrate Halloween with
    my daughters and my grandson. ( smile ).

    • JulieWunder October 30, 2016 at 11:50 am - Reply

      The perfect Halloween! Hope you are enjoying your weekend.

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