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Peanut Butter Cocoa Coconut Smoothie – a better for you breakfast smoothie with creamy peanut butter, coconut flakes, cocoa powder, banana and yogurt.
I’ve realized that my hearing has superpowers. When I am asleep, my hearing knows whether it is a sound I should wake up for or sleep through.
If baby Josh makes the tiniest squeak, sound or whimper, I pop awake instantly.
But, when Shawn’s alarm goes off at 5:15am every morning, I sleep right through it. It is a LOUD alarm. And he snoozes. TWICE. I sleep through all of it.
How is that possible?
Needless to say, Shawn is all alone in the early morning. I am not waking up that early if I don’t have to. He makes his coffee, watches the news, and makes his own breakfast. Yes ladies, my husband can make his own breakfast.
Well, he can kind of make his own breakfast. I do all the prep work for him. For a while he was having my overnight oatmeal, and then we were on a big granola kick, but now that the weather is getting warmer he loves starting his day off with this peanut butter cocoa coconut smoothie I concocted for him. I measure out all the ingredients for him the night before, lay them out, and he puts them all in a blender with ice in the morning.
And yes, I sleep through the blender noise too.
This smoothie has all of Shawn’s favorite flavors. Chocolate, peanut butter, coconut and banana. It tastes like dessert, but is actually a better for you smoothie. I use unsweetened coconut flakes and unsweetened cocoa powder, so no added sugar but lots of added flavor.
Our favorite peanut butter is Jif Creamy Peanut Butter. The 2 tablespoons in this smoothie adds 7g of protein, which my hard working guy needs. It is also gluten free and non GMO.
Shawn loves yogurt, so add in 1/4 cup of Dannon Vanilla All Natural Lowfat Yogurt. It is made with all natural ingredients, and the flavor is perfect for this smoothie.
Last is a banana, which gives the smoothie a thick and creamy texture, added potassium, and tastes great.
- 1 cup ice
- ¼ cup coconut flavored almond milk
- ¼ cup Dannon Vanilla Lowfat Yogurt
- 1 medium size banana
- 2 tablespoons Jif Creamy Peanut Butter
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened coconut flakes
- 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
- Combine all the ingredients in a blender, and blend until smooth. Serve immediately.
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