Chocolate PB Shake

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2016/04/05 by nikkiledford

This one is a surefire craving killer.

Everyone knows that chocolate and peanut butter are the perfect combo. And while most people will likely be reaching for those leftover Reese’s Easter Eggs this week, YOU don’t have to! In fact, take the next 30 seconds to walk over to your Easter candy stash, pick it up, and toss in the trash. Feel better? Me too.

Now, head to your fridge and pull out these simple ingredients to make the yummiest, healthy shake on Earth.

If you like, you can add your favorite protein powder for post-workout recovery. For a superfood boost, add greens powder. For the peanut-avoiders, swap out the peanut butter for a paleo-friendly nut butter! Sunbutter works the best as a peanut butter “taste” alternative!

Chocolate PB Shake

Chocolate PB Shake

(serves 1)

1 large frozen banana
1 c. almond milk (unsweetened)
2 Tbsp. cocoa powder
1 heaping Tbsp. of organic peanut butter (sunbutter for Paleo or allergies)
1/4 avocado
handful of mixed dark leafy greens like kale, chard, spinach
pinch of sea salt

  1. Place all ingredients in your blender and WHIZZZZZ!
  2. Drink immediately.

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