Healthy Peanut Butter Chocolate Smoothie

Healthy Peanut Butter Chocolate Smoothie

Serves 2-4

Homemade smoothies are a delicious way to get a dose of probiotics into your diet while skipping the sugar usually found in store-bought flavoured yogurts. While berry and mango smoothies are naturally sweet and delicious, this protein-packed chocolate smoothie is rich enough for dessert and healthy enough for a midday indulgence.


2 cups (500 mL) plain buttermilk or yogurt
2 ripe bananas ¼ cup (60 mL)
smooth natural peanut butter
2 Tbsp cocoa powder
1 tsp pure vanilla extract


  1. Place all the ingredients in a blender. Blend on low speed until the bananas are fully puréed and everything is well mixed. Serve immediately or pour into a large mason jar, cover, and store in the fridge for up to 3 days. Just give the mason jar a good shake to remix everything before serving.
  2. Leftover smoothies are also perfect for homemade ice pops. Pour the smoothie into an ice pop mould and freeze until solid, at least 5 hours. They’ll last in the freezer for up to 1 month.
  3. TIP: We don’t eat a lot of sugar, so this recipe isn’t very sweet. If you have a sweet tooth, feel free to add 2 Tbsp honey for a bit more sweetness. This is especially recommended if you plan on making ice pops, as frozen foods tend to need a bit more flavour.

Excerpted from Fermenting Made Simple by Emillie Parrish. Copyright © 2022 by Emillie Parrish.

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