Chocolate Protein Smoothie

Chocolate Protein Smoothie via Byrd BitesDo you often skip breakfast like I do? Then this smoothie is for you. It can be made right before you go to bed, so all you have to do is remember to grab it as you run out the door in the mornings. Because most mornings, I really am running.

As indulgent as it tastes, it has no added sugar (healthy!) and you’re downing an entire banana (double healthy!).


  • 1 whole banana (I like the small organic ones)
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • peanut butter (I use the creamy organic Smucker’s brand)
  • unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 ice cubes (optional)

Break the banana into about four chunks, and place in a blender. Add the almond milk (adjust the amount to your desired level of milkiness). With a small spoon (like the kind you’d eat cereal with), scoop about two spoonfuls of cocoa powder into the blender. Follow with about two spoonfuls of peanut butter. Top with a couple of ice cubes, and blend until the mixture is smooth.

I prefer using a Mason jar with a lid for my smoothie, so that it stores better in the refrigerator. And so it doesn’t slosh everywhere when I’m running out the door!


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