Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie

This chocolate peanut butter smoothie tastes like a Wendy’s Frosty but made even better with the addition of peanut butter!

Welcome to the first WIAW of 2012. It’s a good one! If you like Wendy’s Frosty’s I promise you’re going to be one happy camper today.

Chocolate Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie


breakfast v2

Pumpkin waffle with some fruit, almond butter and maple syrup. I ate the same exact thing on Monday (this waffle was leftover from that batch) and I’m sad there aren’t any more. I used to think waffles were a weekend only breakfast but when you use a pancake mix and only have to add a handful of ingredients it barely takes any longer than stovetop oatmeal. I need to do this more often during the week. It definitely made going back to work on Monday morning (while the rest of the country had the day off!) a little more tolerable.


lunch v2

An egg bake that I’ll be posting about later this week. It’s such an easy lunch or dinner. And there’s feta. Lots of feta. In our house it’s FEH-TA, like a true Greek would say.


You ready for this? Dark chocolate, banana and peanut butter in a smoothie. Think texture and flavor of a Frosty except add PEANUT BUTTER! So, so, so delicious. It tasted like dessert and yet, it really wasn’t. (Recipe below)

Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie

Besides the fact that it was 21 degrees outside when I drank this and I shivered the rest of the afternoon, this was amazing. It trumps any and all smoothies I’ve ever made and will definitely be making future appearances in my afternoon snack routine.


dinner v2

Linguine with meatballs and avocado sauce. Meatballs aren’t really the most photogenic meal in the world. After this picture, things got even uglier when I tossed it all together and mashed the meatballs up to create one giant, tasty mess.

Dessert was an unpictured Godiva dark chocolate truffle. They’re so rich, I had actually taken two chocolates but couldn’t eat the second one after the truffle. That never happens to me with dessert.

On an unrelated note, two important things are happening today.


1. This girl is getting that bump (it’s a wart) on her head removed finally. We’ve decided she’s looked like Frankendog long enough.

2. I’m getting a haircut and considering bangs. Bangs! I can’t even write it without freaking out. We’ll see how this goes…

Chocolate Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie

Chocolate Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie

Yield: 2 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This chocolate peanut butter smoothie tastes like a Wendy's Frosty but made even better with the addition of peanut butter!


  • 1 cup of milk (I used 1/2 coconut, 1/2 almond)
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened dark cocoa powder
  • 1 individually wrapped dark chocolate square (I used Ghirardelli 72%, 1 square is .375 ounces)
  • 1/3 cup greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • handful of ice


  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth and creamy.
Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 101Total Fat: 8gCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 3g


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  1. Julie @ Table for Two

    Oooo, I bet you would look cute with bangs! I can never pull off bangs — seriously, I would look 10 times more Asian than I already do. It’s just not for me..unless you’re talking about side bangs or like full on bangs? I have side-swept bangs but the full on bangs — yeah, let’s not talk about it had some seriously yummy treats! I would love that smoothie sans banana! Good luck to your dog on that wart removal :)

  2. katie @KatieDid

    I barely like smoothies at all- but I want that one stat. Seriously it looks really really good. And so does dinner- I’ve been loving these meatballs I made lately so much too. All you’re pics are so professional looking! :)

    1. Running to the Kitchen Post author

      Thanks Katie! It’s a constant work in progress with the pics. I just realized my camera came with software to be able to edit RAW photos so I’m totally excited to play around with that now without having to have bought lightroom. It’s pretty bare bones on the options, but I’ll give it a shot!

    1. Running to the Kitchen Post author

      true! I always hate bangs when I get them and regret it the minute the scissors snip them off, but I’m thinking “longer” ones this time. ;) I hope you & your daughter like the smoothie if you make it!

  3. Corinne

    Smoothie looks awesome but it has gotten way too cold for me to drink that. Need a recipe for protein packed hot chocolate instead! Haha!
    Do you work from home? Just wounding because you always have such nice pics o your meals!

  4. kari @ Running Ricig

    I can’t wait for the egg bake recipe. That looks incredible.

    Poor Ginger! She’s so freaking cute cuddling her giraffe.

    BANGS! I’m scared. I hate all bangs after a traumatic experience where I had them basically from birth to freshman year of high school.

  5. Cait @ Beyond Bananas

    Your breakfast looks so yummy!

    I had bangs in middle school. Ehh.. I don’t know if i would really call them bangs. Rather.. one small layer of hair that I cut myself.. and then trimmed myself. It was rather comical looking as I look at pictures today!

  6. Jen @ Renaissance Ma'am

    I haven’t had a frosty in forever! I bet a PB version would be so awesome.

    I wanted to mention that I love your new recipe format! It makes your blog look super-professional. Also, congrats on the recent mention of your doughballs! I was excited for you when I saw that.

    PS – Light Enough to Travel’s name has changed! :)

    1. Running to the Kitchen Post author

      Thanks Jen! It makes it easier too for me so I’m glad you find it helpful/easier too :) I saw the name change, I like it!

  7. Kati Mora, MS, RD, Kellogg's FiberPlus(R) Wellness Advocate

    I’m not sure which of your Wednesday eats I want to try the most. They all look AMAZING! Okay, I’m a little partial to the Chocolate, Banana, and Peanut Butter smoothie since chocolate + peanut butter is probably my favorite flavor combo, but everything looks delish!

  8. barbara

    Smoothie looks yummy except for the peanut buetter…you know how much I hate peanuts… but subbing nutella or almond butter is worth a try for me,.

  9. Andrea

    I love how your breakfast pile looks! :) & the smoothie, yes. Please. I agree though – why are we drinking smoothies when it’s cold out?! I just can’t stop! Can’t wait to see that eggy bakey… guess I’m just going to have to bookmark your blog :)

  10. Baking Serendipity

    I love bangs…especially sideswept. Sometimes they are bangs and sometimes I pin them back. It’s a perfect noncommittal style :) And these are my absolute favorite smoothies! So worth the afternoon chill!

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  12. Hayley @ Oat Couture

    Oooh that smoothie!! My favourite things all mixed together! Perfection! I hope it went well with your hair, side swept half fringes are always a winner! :) And poor Gingers wart removal!?! Lots of cuddles with Giraffe are in order! Haha! :)

  13. Lulu

    Chocolate peanut butter banana smoothies are my favourite meal/snack ever. I highly recommend using cocoa powder (with a sprinkle of stevia if you need the sweet), crunchy peanut butter and throwing in a handful of spinach (you won’t taste it) Happy 2012 and thanks so much for posting so many tasty recipes to try!


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