5 Best Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie Recipes for Muscle Building

Peanut butter smoothie

A rich, creamy brown peanut butter smoothie topped with bits of peanuts, cocoa nibs, and dark chocolate, honey drizzled on top, and some peanut butter or chocolate sauce dripping down the sides. That’s my vision of the ultimate peanut butter smoothie!

Are you looking for a delicious, yet healthy, vegan, gluten-free, plant-based, and dairy-free smoothie recipe that will help you lose weight and gain muscle?

Here are the best 5 peanut butter smoothie recipes that can fit into most diet regimes. To make this dairy-free, you can use coconut or almond milk or any other milk of your choice. If dairy is not an issue, then use cow’s milk.

1. Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie Recipe

This is the simplest recipe for a chocolate peanut butter smoothie. You can add many other ingredients to make variations of the same.


  • Peanut butter – 2 tbsp
  • Cocoa powder – 1 tbsp
  • Vanilla essence – 1/2 tsp
  • Milk – 1 cup


Toss all ingredients into a blender and blend till smooth. It’s simple as that.

2. Classic Peanut Butter and Banana Smoothie for Weight Loss

It’s best to blend the banana with a little bit of milk to get a smooth and creamy smoothie, otherwise, you may end up with clumpy banana bits. I don’t particularly like biting on them. I guess some people do like them though. So I leave that up to your taste.


  • Bananas -2
  • Milk – 2 cups
  • Peanut butter – 1/2 cup
  • Honey – 2 tbsp
  • Ice cubes – 1 cup


  1. Put chopped banana, honey, and peanut butter with 1/2 cup of milk and blend till the banana is smoothly blended.
  2. Add the remaining milk and ice cubes.
  3. Blend till smooth and creamy.
  4. Garnish as desired.

3. High-Calorie Chocolate Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie with Almond Milk

Add banana and almond milk to make this variant of the classic peanut butter smoothie.


  • Peanut butter – 2 tbsp
  • Banana – 1 large
  • Honey – 1 tbsp
  • Cocoa powder – 1 tbsp
  • Vanilla essence – 1/2 tsp
  • Milk of choice – 1/2 cup


  1. Put chopped banana, peanut butter, honey, cocoa powder, and vanilla essence into a high-powered blender. Grind to a smooth paste.
  2. Add a little almond milk and blend again to grind to ensure the banana is smoothly blended.
  3. Add the remaining almond milk and blend once more to get a creamy smoothie.

4. Dark Chocolate, Honey and Oats Peanut Butter Smoothie

Here’s another variant with dark chocolate, honey, and oats. Now you get the idea. The basic recipe remains the same. You just toss in whatever else you want and blend. I’m just mentioning the additional ingredients here. The base remains the same. You can add the banana if you want a thicker smoothie or you can skip that part.


  • Peanut butter – 2 tbsp
  • Milk – 1/2 cup
  • Dutch-processed dark cocoa – 1-2 tbsp
  • Oats – 2 tbsp
  • Honey – 2 tsp
  • Chopped peanuts for garnish
  • Chopped dark chocolate for garnish


  1. Soak the oats in milk for 10 minutes and blend till smooth.
  2. If you are adding bananas, then chop and add them now and blend till smooth.
  3. Add remaining ingredients and blend
  4. Garnish according to your preference: use cocoa nibs, chopped peanuts, and chopped dark chocolate. Drizzle with peanut butter or chocolate sauce.

5. Healthy and Refreshing Cold Coffee Peanut Butter Smoothie


  • Peanut butter – 2 tbsp
  • Banana – 1 large
  • Instant coffee powder – 1 tsp
  • Vanilla essence – 1/2 tsp
  • Milk of choice – 1/2 cup
  • Sweeteners such as erythritol or stevia


Add some coffee powder to a tablespoon of hot milk and then blend along with the rest of the smoothie ingredients for making the Coffee Peanut Butter Smoothie.

Nutritional Information on Peanut Butter Chocolate Banana Smoothie

The exact values will vary based on the quantities of ingredients used and even the brand of peanut butter. Here’s a general idea of how many calories, carbs, and protein will be there in a PB banana smoothie.

If you use 1 large ripe banana, 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder, 2 tablespoons of peanut butter, and ½ cup of unsweetened almond milk, this will approximately be:

  • Calories: 350kcal
  • Protein: 11g
  • Fat: 18 g
  • Carbohydrates: 40g
  • Fiber: 9g

Secret Chef Tips for High-Protein Peanut Butter Smoothies

  1. Frozen bananas can be used if you are not adding ice cubes.
  2. If you prefer a stronger chocolate taste, add half a tablespoon more cocoa powder.
  3. Use milk from almond, soy, coconut, etc if you want a dairy-free version.
  4. You can swap peanut butter for almond or cashew butter.
  5. Add vegetables such as spinach or kale for more health benefits
  6. Add a scoop of protein powder to make this extra high-protein post-workout drink for muscle building.
  7. Blend in flax seeds or hemp seeds to increase protein and fiber content.
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Soorej is a techie academically and a banker by profession but his first love has always been arts, literature and history. Constantly shuttling between his native Kerala, Bangalore and Kuwait during his childhood and for a good part of his adult life; he is now settled in Kerala with his wife and daughter with an intent to focus on his passion to write and be involved in theatre & dramatics. Soorej loves to play any game on the field or indoors but football holds a special place in his heart. Books and movies are a part of his daily regime and while he does not favour any movie genre in particular, he has a soft corner for thriller novels"