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Two chunky monkey protein smoothies in a glass topped with cacao

Chunky Monkey Protein Smoothie

A luxurious, chocolate smoothie with 20 grams of plant protein... with no protein powder! Great for breakfast, mid-day boost, or post-workout.
AuthorKaitlin - The Garden Grazer
Prep Time:5 mins
Total Time:5 mins
CourseDessert, Drinks
CuisineGluten-Free, Oil-Free, Vegan
Servings1

Ingredients

  • 1 cup soy milk
  • 1 very ripe banana (frozen if possible)
  • 2 Tbsp. peanut butter (creamy, natural)
  • 2 Tbsp. cacao powder (or cocoa powder)
  • 1 Tbsp. pure 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.

Notes

Peanut butter: Substitute with other nut butters if desired. (Though this may affect the protein amount.)
Soy milk: I use plain, unsweetened soy milk. Feel free to decrease or omit the maple syrup if using sweetened milk.
Added flavor: Vanilla and almond extract adds great 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.
Smoothie bowl: Make this a smoothie bowl served with granola, sliced banana, coconut flakes, coco whip, or your own favorite toppings.

Nutrition Per Serving (Estimate)

Calories: 476 kcal | Carbohydrates: 61 g | Protein: 20 g | Fat: 23 g | Saturated Fat: 5 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9 g | Potassium: 1160 mg | Fiber: 9 g | Sugar: 36 g | Vitamin A: 1003 IU | Vitamin C: 27 mg | Calcium: 385 mg | Iron: 3 mg