5 from 1 vote

Chunky Monkey Protein Smoothie

Luxurious, chocolatey Chunky Monkey Protein Smoothie! Packs 20 grams of plant protein... without the use of protein powders! (Vegan, gluten-free, oil-free)
Author: Kaitlin - The Garden Grazer
Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Course: Dessert, Drinks
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Oil-Free, Vegan
Servings: 1

Ingredients

  • 1 cup organic soy milk
  • 1 very ripe banana (frozen if possible)
  • 2 Tbsp. peanut butter (creamy, natural)
  • 2 Tbsp. cacao powder (I use this brand)
  • 1 Tbsp. maple syrup (or dates or other sweetener)
  • Optional: 1 tsp. vanilla extract, 1/8 tsp. almond extract, 1 tsp. maca powder, ice cubes

Instructions

  • Place all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth.
  • Taste and adjust if necessary.

SERVING SUGGESTIONS

  • Drink as is, or sprinkle with cacao nibs.
  • Make a smoothie bowl topped with peanut butter granola, coconut flakes, banana slices, or even some fluffy coco whip.

Notes

Feel free to sub the peanut butter with other nut butters. (Though this may affect the protein amount.)
If you don’t have cacao powder, sub with cocoa powder.
I use plain, unsweetened soy milk so the sweetener amount reflects that. Feel free to lessen/omit the maple syrup if you’re using sweetened milk. (We like WestSoy brand soy milk – only two ingredients… water and soybeans!)
I love adding vanilla and almond extracts for extra flavor. Just be sure to only use a tiny bit of almond extract as it can quickly overpower – I use just a couple drops or about 1/8 tsp.

NUTRITION PER SERVING (ESTIMATE)

Calories: 466kcal | Carbohydrates: 64g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Potassium: 1356mg | Fiber: 15g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 11.6% | Vitamin C: 12.4% | Calcium: 36.8% | Iron: 33.7%