The Choco-Monkey Smoothie is easy and delicious. This particular smoothie is a family favorite recipe. Smoothies are great for breakfasts on the go or after school snacks.
The Choco-Monkey Smoothie
I am a H-U-G-E smoothie drinker. As a result of my love for smoothies, my kids have also become pretty big smoothie drinkers. The Choco-Monkey Smoothie is their ultimate favorite. The combination of chocolatey flavor, banana and peanut butter with a hint of a few other flavors is a winning combo.
They LOVE all things peanut butter, and if you can’t have the peanut butter….no worries, see our favorite swap and trade below!
Here is the recipe for you to blend and sip…
- 2 cups ice
- 1 banana
- 1 cup milk
- 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
- 1 ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
Add the ice into the blender first. Then peel and add the banana. Add in the milk, cocoa powder, vanilla extract, cinnamon, honey and peanut butter into the blender as well. Mix thoroughly and enjoy!
Nut allergies? Replace the peanut butter with WowButter®. This can be located at your local supermarkets in the allergy friendly aisle.
Dairy allergies? Replace the milk with you favorite dairy free option depending on other dietary concerns; oat milk, almond milk, cashew milk etc. Our favorite alternative happens to be the almond milk either unsweetened or with a hint of honey.
Leftovers? What do you do if you have smoothie leftovers? We’ve all been there, although not with this recipe in my home, but with others. Simply pour the leftovers into a popsicle mold or paper coated cup with a craft stick in the center. Place them in the freezer and turn them into freeze pops for future yum.
Smoothies and Kids! Even the simplest recipes are fantastic for kids and full of kitchen lessons…
- measuring ingredients
- following directions
- blending and blender safety
- fruit prep, etc.
More Smoothie Fun? Try making a smoothie bowl. This is my Peanut Butter and Jelly Smoothie Bowl Recipe. It’s easy and delish. And, yes…you can swap the peanut butter.