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Skinny Chocolate Peanut Butter Milkshake

Skinny Chocolate Peanut Butter Milkshake | Skinny Peanut Butter Smoothie | Skinny Chocolate Shake | Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie Recipes

I’m not normally one for a “skinny” version of anything.  If you’ve ever followed one of my recipes you know I like heavy cream and butter and real sugar.  I’d rather have a little of the full-flavor stuff than a whole bucket of the low-cal variety.

Most of the time.

But friends, between the eight hours a day at the computer and our recent month-long fatty food tour of America, my waistline seemed to be expanding at an alarming rate.  After getting on the scale a few weeks ago (and scaring myself in the process), I finally realized it might be time to cut back just a little and even–dare I say it–commit to the big D word.

So for the past few weeks, Husband and I have been living on healthy low-carb things like salads and grilled fish and hard boiled eggs.  So far I have lost 9 pounds and he has lost almost 15, which is really encouraging.

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Even so, a girl’s gotta have a little chocolate once in a while!  While this skinny chocolate peanut butter milkshake isn’t quite the same as the real thing, it is pretty darn tasty.  It even makes a great treat for the kiddos that you can actually feel pretty good about.  Best of all?  Just 3 ingredients (+ice) and only 130 calories per serving!  The secret is the yummy Silk Dark Chocolate flavor almond milk plus the added richness of powdered peanut butter, which gives lots of flavor for far less calories and fat than actual peanut butter.

Skinny Chocolate Peanut Butter Milkshake | Skinny Peanut Butter Smoothie | Skinny Chocolate Shake | Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie Recipes

Here is what you need:

2 cups ice (optional: skip ice and use a frozen banana)
1 banana
2 cups Silk Almond Milk, Dark Chocolate flavor
2 tablespoons powdered peanut butter

Skinny Chocolate Peanut Butter Milkshake | Skinny Peanut Butter Smoothie | Skinny Chocolate Shake | Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie Recipes

Step 1:  Place ice & banana in blender.  (After reading all the blender reviews on Consumer Reports & Amazon we recently bought this Ninja Pro BL660 and I am in loooooooooooove.  3 blades, 1100 watts, & crushes ice like it is nothing!)

Skinny Chocolate Peanut Butter Milkshake | Skinny Peanut Butter Smoothie | Skinny Chocolate Shake | Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie Recipes

Step 2: Add Silk Almond Milk

Skinny Chocolate Peanut Butter Milkshake | Skinny Peanut Butter Smoothie | Skinny Chocolate Shake | Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie Recipes

Step 3: Add powdered peanut butter

Skinny Chocolate Peanut Butter Milkshake | Skinny Peanut Butter Smoothie | Skinny Chocolate Shake | Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie Recipes

Step 4: Blend well until smooth & frothy, then serve immediately (makes 3 servings)

Skinny Chocolate Peanut Butter Milkshake | Skinny Peanut Butter Smoothie | Skinny Chocolate Shake | Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie Recipes

 

This post was underwritten by Silk.  All opinions are mine.  Silk products have been an important part of my family’s diet for many years, and I am thrilled to be participating as a brand ambassador in the Silk Blogger Program this year.  Silk’s products include soy milk, almond milk, and coconut milk as well as dairy-free creamers, fruit & protein drinks, and iced lattes (YUM!)

All Silk products are free of dairy, gluten, lactose, casein, egg, and MSG.  They also contain no GMOs!  Silk Soy, Almond, & Coconut milks all contain 50% more calcium than dairy milk (but fewer calories), and can easily be swapped out in your favorite cereals and recipes.  Best of all, unlike traditional dairy milk, Silk products go on sale quite often AND have coupons available.  In fact, you can get a $1.00 off coupon right on the Silk website!  Yay!

Skinny Chocolate Peanut Butter Milkshake | Skinny Peanut Butter Smoothie | Skinny Chocolate Shake | Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie Recipes

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20 Comments

  1. Jenny
    August 30 at 11:41AM

    This sounds really good! Chocolate + peanut butter is my FAVORITE! Mmmmmmm!

    • Ruth Soukup
      August 31 at 08:26AM

      Mine too! 🙂

  2. August 30 at 03:36PM

    Sounds great. I’m gonna give it a try. I’m on a Healthy Eating Plan (code words for diet) and need a new drink thats tastes like a dessert. So far all I had was Starbucks Mocha Light Frap at 130 cals for the grande. Thanks for sharing.

    • Ruth Soukup
      August 31 at 08:38AM

      You’re welcome Deborah! I hope you love it as much as I do!

  3. August 30 at 06:11PM

    Oh my goodness – this looks AMAZING!

    Why is it every time I come here, I fall in love with whatever you’re posting?!

    Wishing you a lovely weekend.
    xoxo

    • Ruth Soukup
      August 31 at 08:25AM

      LOL we must just exist on the same wavelength Jennifer! Happy weekend to you also! 🙂

  4. August 30 at 06:57PM

    This looks so good! I can’t wait to try it! And it’s a much better alternative than regular milk. Yuum!

    • Ruth Soukup
      August 31 at 08:25AM

      It is so yummy! Enjoy! 🙂

  5. Taylor
    August 31 at 12:18PM

    Thanks for the idea, Ruth! If I wanted to use real peanut butter, should I use equal parts? How strong is the banana flavor? Can’t wait to try it!!! I have some dark chocolate Silk at home! =)

    • Ruth Soukup
      September 5 at 01:11PM

      Yes I would probably start with 2 tablespoons of real peanut butter. I personally think the chocolate & PB overpower the banana flavor! 🙂

  6. August 31 at 12:37PM

    I had no idea that there was such a thing as peanut butter powder. Sounds wonderful!

  7. Amy Parks
    September 2 at 11:08AM

    Sounds delicious!

  8. September 9 at 01:47AM

    Yum! I posted a similar recipe, but never thought to bring the PB powder into the mix! I love that stuff. Great idea! I’ll have to try it next time.
    My original post is here: My Milkshake Brings all the Boys to the Yard | Committed.
    http://committedgifts.wordpress.com/2013/08/21/my-milkshake-brings-all-the-boys-to-the-yard/

    • Ruth Soukup
      September 9 at 09:24AM

      That looks delicious! Thanks for sharing Jen!

  9. jill
    May 12 at 07:42PM

    where do I get powdered peanut butter?

    • Ruth Soukup
      May 13 at 11:05AM

      You can usually find it on Amazon or at your local health food store. 🙂

  10. Carol
    December 17 at 09:25PM

    Thank you so much for this! It is exactly what I’ve been searching for. I’m craving a peanut butter cup tonight, but don’t want to waste all those calories. Plus, I have all the ingredients. Can’t wait to try it!

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