Peanut Butter Blasta Smoothie

Peanut Butter Blasta SmoothieBlast your taste buds into orbit with this delicious and nutritious energizing smoothie that will ensure you have the best day ever!

Seriously though, this is one rich, creamy, lick your blender clean smoothie.

Subscribers of my free newsletter receive some of my best content, not all of which is found on my site, and in return I get great questions and suggestions. This recipe was sent to me by one of my subscribers, Christine. She and her daughter find this smoothie divine, and I agree. Thanks for the recipe, Christine!

Besides being mouthwatering, this smoothie is also high in protein, thus a great meal replacement or after workout replenishment.

If you’re looking for less sugar and more healthy fat like I often advocate (especially for weight loss), substitute 1/2 avocado for the banana. Another twist per Christine is to use ice cream instead of yogurt. The party has already begun in my mouth from thinking about that. Yes, you can purchase and make healthy ice cream. Here are a few healthy homemade ice cream recipes I love: Homemade Vanilla, Chocolate or Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Peanut Butter Blasta Smoothie Recipe

The Ingredients

  • 1 cup yogurt
  • 1 fresh or frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen raspberries
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon cacao powder

The Add-ons

  • A little honey, maple syrup, or stevia to sweeten
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla powder or extract
  • 1 tablespoon flax or chia seeds
  • 1 serving of your preferred protein powder
  • Any other healthy ingredients you have on hand

Show Time

Place all the ingredients into your high-speed blender and blend for around 30-45 seconds or until nice and smooth.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories: 505
  • Fat: 27g
  • Protein: 20g
  • Carbohydrates: 55g
  • Fiber: 11g
  • Sugar: 30g
  • Vitamin C: 46% RDA
  • Vitamin E: 20% RDA
  • Calcium: 34% RDA
  • Iron: 11% RDA

Christine and I would love to know if you try this peanut butter blasta smoothie – please leave a comment below. Happy Blending!

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24 Responses to Peanut Butter Blasta Smoothie

  1. Katie #

    This smoothie is perfect for me. I have to take protein powder everyday and it tastes disgusting. When I first tried this smoothie I was astonished because there was no chalky taste and it was delicious. Keep up the good smoothie-recipe finding

    • Ryan Carmody #

      Hi Katie,

      Great to hear you found a smoothie that’s right for you. Chalky protein powder be gone! This is actually one of my favorite recipes, the lack of comments leads me to believe not that many people have tried it yet.

      Best,
      Ryan

      • Frank #

        This sounds just up my street. I am a 63 year old male type 2 diabetic +- 10 years and on meds. I do a lot of driving and get very sleepy (Not fatigued) quite suddenly. Could be 10.30am and had a “good” breakfast Oats or scrambled egg and baby tomatoes or similar. And then within 4/5 minutes if i could i would stop next to the road, and am very sure i would be fast asleep as the vehicle came to a stop. I am going to try this smoothy with my hand blender. Got to do something as i get older the situation will not improve on its own. Thanks, Frank.

  2. Niko #

    I made this for for my mother this morning. I actually used 1/2 an avocado and 1 1/2 cup milk instead of yogurt. I also added flax seeds so it ended up nice and thick. She said it was good, and was glad to hear that it was high protein as well. Thank you :)

    • Ryan Carmody #

      Your mother is a lucky woman. Glad to hear she liked it, did you give it a taste? Substituting avocado for yogurt was smooth :)

      Cheers,
      Ryan

      • Niko #

        Oh you can bet your britches I sampled it before serving it to her! :)
        It was tasty indeed, but not quite in line with my current nutritional goals… A solid go-to should I ever crave for a milk shake.

        • Ryan Carmody #

          Nice :) I hear you, this is more of a “treat” smoothie for me too.

  3. joah #

    It was good but way to much peanut butter. The whole smoothie just taste like peanut butter.

    • Ryan Carmody #

      I guess it lives up to its name ;) Try just a tablespoon of peanut butter if you make it again.

  4. ron #

    Is Hershey’s unsweetened cocoa same as raw?

    • Ryan Carmody #

      Hershey’s unsweetened cocoa is not in the same ballpark as raw chocolate (cacao). Check your local health food store or online at Mountain Rose Herbs for raw chocolate.

  5. Amber #

    This one I made for my husband today at lunch. I didn’t have cacao powder, but used unsweetened cocoa powder instead. I also added a tablespoon of flaxseed meal and a bit of honey. My husband tossed in a few (8) chocolate chips…LOL! I tried the little bit that was left over that wouldn’t fit into his glass. I thought it was super yummy! Unfortunately my husband didn’t care for it. He said it was very sour, almost like a warhead candy?! Made me laugh! I really enjoyed it though and I’d definitely make it again for myself. What a treat! :)

    • Ryan Carmody #

      Hi Amber,

      Sounds like your husband is a tough one to please ;) Raspberries can taste sour. The other ingredients usually overpower that sourness though. Great to hear you enjoyed the smoothie and will be treating yourself again :)

      Cheers,
      Ryan

  6. ron #

    I don’t want to get fat eating these healthy smoothies, how can this be shrunk down even even using low fat yogurt?

    • Ryan Carmody #

      Hey Ron,

      Consuming ample healthy fats is actually a weight loss strategy. For more info:

      https://www.healthysmoothiehq.com/healthy-fat

      To reduce the calories in this smoothie you can use low-fat yogurt and only 1 tablespoon of peanut butter.

      Regards,
      Ryan

  7. ron #

    Yes Ryan, I do understand but 500 cal. 55 carbs and 30 sugar are too much for me.

  8. ez #

    where is 20g of protein? how big are your peanut butter tablespoons?

    • Ryan Carmody #

      Hey ez,

      I use cronometer.com for nutritional information. The 2 tablespoons of peanut butter provide 8 grams or protein. The cup of yogurt 9 grams. The renaming 3 grams is from the fruit. This will vary depending on the peanut butter and yogurt used.

      Regards,
      Ryan

  9. Trista #

    I plan on making this tomorrow is there something I use instead of the cacao powder?

    • Ryan Carmody #

      I would simply omit the cacao powder, Trista.

  10. Becky #

    This was simply gorgeous! Perfect for my weekend breakfast treat ;)

    • Ryan Carmody #

      Fantastic, Becky :)

  11. marina #

    hi there… would it be okay if i used vanilla yogurt or does it have to be plain yogurt?

    • Ryan Carmody #

      Vanilla yogurt is perfectly fine, Marina.

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