Chocolate Almond Butter Smoothie

Chocolate Almond Butter Smoothie

I grew up always wanting chocolate milk as my dessert. It was such a sweet treat and something my mom willingly stirred up if my sisters and I cleaned our plates. Granted, chocolate milk is still delicious (even after all these years!), but when a chocolate craving strikes, my kids and I have developed a healthier version of chocolate-y goodness. We call it the chocolate almond butter smoothie!

In this smoothie recipe we’ve eliminated milk, since one of us suffers an intolerance, and added a boost of protein to make this chocolate smoothie a great breakfast or afternoon snack. It is the perfect consistency and can easily be doubled for a crowd… or seconds for those who are feeling extra hungry 🙂

Chocolate Almond Butter Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons almond butter
  • 1 heaping scoop chocolate protein powder
  • 1 cup ice

Directions

In a high speed blender, blend all of the ingredients together (ice on top works best). Pour into 2 cups and enjoy your chocolate almond butter smoothie!

For easy serving, we love using mason jars with these lids and straws!

And, one quick note about chocolate protein powder — we currently have the Arbonne chocolate protein powder and love it because it’s vegan. But be sure to check out Costco and their options as well as Amazon. Sometimes it takes a little while to find a powder that you and your kids love, but it’s definitely worth it. Sneaking that extra protein into recipes has become a godsend with my picky eaters.

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Gretchen hails from the beautiful Pacific Northwest along with her husband and two young children. Before transitioning to life as a stay at home mom, Gretchen worked in sales and marketing while earning her Masters in Management and Organizational Leadership. Now her days are focused on managing meal plans and nap times while organizing her sewing stash and children's toy bins. My oh my, how life changes in the blink of an eye! Gretchen writes frequently about natural parenting, becoming more environmentally conscience, her affinity for thrifted treasures, and hopes of making it out of yoga pants each day on her blog That Mama Gretchen (www.thatmamagretchen.com).

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