PB & Dark Choc Power Smoothie {Plus Their Health Benefits}

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PB – that’s Peanut Butter between us friends 😉

So, it’s time for the Monthly Ingredient Challenge once again and this month’s ingredient was… {drum roll…}

Peanut Butter! {How did you guess..? So clever!}

I love these challenges and love being part of this awesome group of bloggers – you should check out what the rest of our group have whipped up – just click on the link at the bottom of this post {blue froggy icon}.

Now look, peanut butter is a thing of beauty.
Mix it with some chocolate and you probably have the ultimate irresistible treat – I mean, just look at all the Reese’s treats available 😉 {If there is ONE thing in this world that my husband is totally unable to resist, it’s a peanut-buttery-chocolate-treat! You thought I was gonna say me, right 😉 }

It is not quite part of a pure, low carb diet, but hey, every now and then, I say Why Not?? Just make sure you use one without any added sugars.

PB & Dark Choc Power Smoothie

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: super easy
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You will need:

100 g dark chocolate
1/2 cup hazelnuts
1 tbs sugar-free peanut butter
1 cup coconut milk
ice

Place the chocolate and the hazelnuts in a blender and blitz until it’s all ground up.
Add the peanut butter, coconut milk and a handful of ice and blend until smooth.

Voila – Enjoy!

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Not only is this ultra yum, but makes for a great power smoothie when you’re feeling drained.

Filled with coconut & dark chocolate goodness – here are some health benefits you might not know of:

  • Dark choc is actually quite nutritious and contains heaps of iron, magnesium, copper and manganese
  • Dark choc is a very good source of antioxidants
  • Dark choc reduces the risk of heart disease – yes, true story! It’s protective against the oxidation of LDL.
  • Most importantly – dark chocolate may improve brain function! Yes, it keeps your mind sharp due to stimulants such as caffeine and theobromine.
  • Coconut milk contains unique fatty acids that:
    Aids weight loss
    Improves immune function
    Reduces the risk of heart disease
    Improves the condition and health of your hair & skin

So, the bottom line is this: if you want to be sharp, healthy and pretty, drink this smoothie! {;) }

{Just a note: don’t drink this everyday, but rather on the occasion when you’re feeling slumpy or even have a bit of PMS, as it’s quite high in calories.}

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13 comments on “PB & Dark Choc Power Smoothie {Plus Their Health Benefits}”

  1. Roxanne Reply

    We make a lot of smoothies in my house, I’ll be trying this one next! And my husband feels the same as your when it comes to peanut butter and chocolate, lol! Pinning!

  2. bluecrabmartini Reply

    I’m pretty sure I need to make this right NOW! Been feeling drained, stressed, and low on energy all week and I bet this would help. Love that you added hazelnuts- genius! Pinned!

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