The best Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie recipe to make! This is my go-to smoothie recipe that is vegan and tastes like a peanut butter cup.

The Ultimate Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie to make. A delicious vegan smoothie recipe filled with protein and with an added crunch from cacao nibs!

If you want to eat peanut butter cups but also want to eat healthy – here we go friends. This is my go-to smoothie recipe because it has an added crunch to it AND it tastes like a peanut butter cups.

This recipe is inspired be a smoothie we got in LA and went back every single morning to order it. It is insanely good, easy to make and as you know – smoothies take a whole 2 minutes to make. The cleaning of the blender takes longer than the smoothie itself. Plus you can even make this thicker if you want and turn it into a smoothie bowl!

What ingredients you need to make a chocolate peanut butter smoothie:

  • Frozen banana – this makes it extra creamy and also sweetens the smoothie!
  • Handful of ice – Jordan loves adding ice to smoothies to make them thicker too. I personally leave it out but personal preference.
  • Creamy peanut butter – I add so much peanut butter to this. It really makes it takes like a peanut butter cup.
  • Vegan chocolate protein powder – this is the best protein powder out there.
  • Non-dairy milk (code RACHL for 15% off) – you could use water too. You may need more or less depending on your preference.
  • Cacao nibs – this adds such a crunch you will LOVE. I am obsessed with adding it in.

FAQs about making smoothies:

  • What are the best ingredients to put in a smoothie? I love adding frozen fruit like banana or blueberries, mangos, strawberries etc. Also I do love adding greens in there but didn’t for this recipe. I was really going for the dessert smoothie here but spinach is a great addition. Then I like to add a protein powder, seeds, anything we have on hand! And nut butter – always nut butter.
  • Do you always put ice in your smoothie? It keeps it cold and makes the consistency so much better. But it is personal preference. Also if you don’t have frozen fruit – add ice with fresh fruit and it’ll make it more of a smoothie consistency.
  • Are smoothies healthy? I personally think they are a great healthy breakfast or snack of sorts. You can pack in a lot of nutrients into one thing and it’s great for someone who doesn’t eat well. Especially a recipe like this. You are getting fiber, protein and fat in one recipe.

A few of my other go-to healthy breakfast ideas:

The Best Strawberries and Cream Smoothie

Easy Gluten-free Oatmeal Blender Waffles!

Gluten-free Spinach Banana Pancakes

Classic Overnight Oats: The Breakfast Staple


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The best Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie recipe to make! This is my go-to smoothie recipe that is vegan and tastes like a peanut butter cup.

  • Total Time: 5 mins

Yield: Serves 1




  1. Blend all of the ingredients tougher until smooth
  2. Pour into glass of choice then top with extra cacao nibs if desired
  3. Enjoy cold!


*You can prep this the night before and store in fridge or freezer if you prefer too.

  • Author: Rachel