Truly healthy peanut butter chocolate shakes. No dairy or refined sugars, we’re keeping this as natural as possible. So you can enjoy something decadent without the stress of it being well, too indulged. This has been a lifesaver for those really bad sweet tooth moments. I wanted to find a way to make a naturally sweet, lower-fat treat. The secret is of course a combo of powdered peanut butter, dates and frozen cauliflower – it’s crazy I know but stick with me!
The other day I had my usual craving for peanut butter and chocolate. I’m not gonna lie, my usual smoothie for this fix contains like 3 tbsp of creamy peanut butter. I have a serious addiction. Almond butter is great, but peanut butter is my true love. So that’s when I really started using powdered peanut butter to cut down on the fat. It’s not as strong of a flavor but it does the job. Sadly I ran out of frozen bananas. I also usually use about three to make my smoothie and this time I only had one.
Funny enough I’ve been recipe testing for a cauliflower rice concept that you’ll see next month. I’ve been freezing chopped up cauliflower and using it as needed, fresh wasn’t lasting long enough. So I thought maybe I’d give that a try in place of the other two bananas. Cauliflower is very neutral in flavor and easy enough to keep on hand. Especially when I don’t have any bananas that are quite ripe enough to freeze.
Long story short this recipe was born out of pure accident. I’ve tweaked it a bit and offered a few substitutions to help you modify it to your taste. You can make it as indulgent or healthy as you would like. I personally like to add a touch of stevia. Sometimes my dates just aren’t sweet enough and since I’m using unsweetened non-dairy milk and powdered peanut butter it’s not too bad. Dates are pricey as is, you can totally cut them out if need be. I’d recommend adding a touch of coconut sugar or whatever sweetener of choice you prefer.
If you’re not a fan of bananas, you can replace it with diced up frozen silken tofu or more cauliflower. I added it for natural sweetness and creaminess. But please modify or adjust to your tastes. Some of you might like a more chocolatey shake, while others lean more towards a punch of peanut butter. If by some chance you aren’t a fan of one of the two, omit it.
These are also prefect for sharing with a loved one this Valentine’s day. Of course you don’t need a holiday to treat yourself, but it’s nice to have this on special occasions. My husband isn’t a fan of sweets sadly. So instead I’m going to make him an extra special dinner. This month marks seven years together. I love him to pieces!
Hope you give this recipe a try and if you do, snap a photo. You can share it and tag me on Instagram @PlantPhilosophy using the hashtag #PlantPhilosophy, so I don’t miss your post! I love seeing all of your recreations! It truly makes my day knowing so many of you are enjoying my content. Happy Valentine’s Day my loves! <3
Healthy Peanut Butter Chocolate Shakes
Yield 2 1/2 cups
Truly healthy peanut butter chocolate shakes. No dairy or refined sugars, we're keeping this as natural as possible with only 7 ingredients!
- 2 cups Cauliflower, frozen
- 2 tbsp Powdered Peanut Butter
- 1/2 tbsp Creamy Peanut Butter
- 1 Banana, frozen (optional)
- Non-Dairy Milk, I used Simple Truth (about 2 cups)
- 1 1/2 tbsp Cacao, Carob or Cocoa powder*
- 3-4 Medjool Dates, pitted
- Coconut Whipped Cream, to top
- Sugar-Free Chocolate Syrup, to top
- Mini Chocolate Chips or Cacao Nibs, to top
- Chopped Almonds, to top
- Strawberry, garnish
- Measure and blend cauliflower, banana, dates and non-dairy milk together until smooth. Adjust liquid as needed to desired thickness.
- Add in cacao powder, peanut butter and powdered peanut butter. Blend until smooth again, adjusting sweetness by adding more dates as needed. Adjust the level of each flavor as desired to your own taste.
- Pour into glass and top with coconut whipped cream, chocolate syrup, chopped almonds and/or mini chocolate chips. Garnish with a fresh strawberry and serve.
Adjust each ingredient as needed. Some prefer more chocolate, while others prefer more peanut butter. Add dates or liquid sweetener as desired. Use stevia for a sugar-free option. Coconut nectar or maple syrup works great too!
Serving Size 1 1/4 cup
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 6 g
Saturated Fat 2 g
Sodium 211 mg
Total Carbohydrates 58 g
Dietary Fiber 10 g
Sugars 40 g
Protein 10 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
PIN IT FOR LATER!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Kroger/Fred Meyer. The opinions and text are all mine.