Decadent Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie

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What’s better than chocolate and peanut butter together…for breakfast? Not much! This has been a staple in my smoothie repertoire for years. For as decadent as it tastes, it’s not overly indulgent, and it has 40+ grams of protein to keep me going til lunch (between the yogurt and wheyย protein). And how about these birch tree straws?!?

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Ingredients:

1 ripe banana

2 tbsp of cacao powder (this one is the BEST)

2 tbsp of peanut butter

1/2 cup of Greek yogurt (I like Fage because it’s unsweetened)

1 tsp honey

1 scoop of protein powder (I like vanilla)

Ice

3/4ย cup of water

birch tree straws!

Throw all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. I can’t recommend this blender enough. I always joke, it does everything but the dishes.ย This recipe makes two 12 oz smoothies or one monster 24 ounce smoothie.

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I love all things birch. Probably because the house I grew up in was surrounded by birch trees my dad planted. They also remind me of my Scandinavian decent. When I saw these clever birch inspired straws via Amazon (prime!) for $7? I was all, YES PLEASE!ย I always use a straw for my morning smoothies…it slows me down and allows me to savor my smoothie a little longer.

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Sarah

I am a lifelong New Yorker who recently swapped the subway for the California sunshine. I'm 6'3" tall, and am always working my way through a list of creative projects that's longer than myself. I have a natural curiosity for figuring out how things are made. Currently hooked on Fabletics, dried mango, succulents and my labradoodle. When I'm not blogging here, you can find me designing jewelry, concocting new fragrances for my bath & body shop, daydreaming about one day living on a flower farm, and sourcing and shipping your jewelry supplies. Visit me at the links below if you want to connect!!

July 16, 2015

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