Wednesday, February 17, 2016

banana cacao nib smoothie // pb + chia

banana cacao nib smoothie // pb + chia
Hands down this is one of my favorite smoothies- simple ingredients that taste like dessert. Over the years I have found myself craving ingredients that I once turned my nose up on or just generally disliked. I remember the very first time I made Vegan Mac n' Cheese (before we even became vegan) with nooch and ended up throwing the entire batch away // we thought it was the worst thing ever. Now I put nooch in or on just about everything. The first time I tried Cacao Nibs I legit spit them out and Chia seeds looked too weird when re hydrated for me to even try them.

Now, I love them all // I actually crave them. 
So morale of the story, don't ever give up on an ingredient, you never know when that moment might be when you fall in love with a long hated ingredient for the first time.

banana cacao nib smoothie // pb + chia
I love the texture that the cacao nibs give the smoothie and the peanut butter banana is a classic pairing. Chia seeds add a little extra body to the smoothie.

Chia seeds are packed with antioxidants and fiber and are a great source of high quality protein. Cacao Nibs are a great source of potassium and magnesium. 

banana cacao nib smoothie // pb + chia
banana cacao nib smoothie // pb + chia
This winter Justin has been lucky enough to have Saturday's off- this smoothie has been in Saturday morning Breakfast rotation and never gets old.

banana cacao nib smoothie // pb + chia
banana cacao nib smoothie // pb + chia

Here's to yummy smoothies, ingredients that we once couldn't stand and a successful year in finishing up home renovations!

banana cacao nib smoothie // pb + chia
banana cacao nib smoothie // pb + chia
2 servings

you will need:
2 ripe banana's
1/4 cup cacao nibs
2 tbsp chia seeds
2 tbsp creamy peanut butter
2 cups unsweetened almond milk
1 1/2 cups Ice

Place all ingredients in a high powered blender and blend until smooth and creamy, about 1 minute or less.

Pour into 2 glasses and enjoy!


  1. This smoothie sounds so delicious!! I've just got a new smoothie maker so I'm really into smoothies at the moment and love trying new combinations. I've never tried cacao nibs in one before so will definitely give this a try soon! :)
    Nicole xx

  2. stop stop stop! There are everything I love and too amazing. Seriously, Ive been having this smoothie for every meal for the past three days. I just got a vitamin and its a perfect excuse to keep playing with it.
    I just ordered this chai blend off of etsy and put pinch of it in the smoothie and it puts it over the top!

    Seriously, thank you!

  3. Beautiful photographs. Sounds so ridiculously delicious. I just bought a smoothie blender so am on the hunt for new recipes to try and oooooof this one has reached top spot!


  4. It has been a delicious drink just using bananas... I just love it... You shared the photos which help us to taste it without having it!!! Thank you.

  5. i can relate. i used to feel a certain type of way about nutritional yeast and now i eat it almost every day, happily. i love this recipe and sometimes i use chocolate pb to take it to the next level. yum!

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  8. Wow, incredible smoothie! This recipe is looking extraordinarily delicious! How much moment make you keep bananas in the fridge to have icy bananas that could be blended without difficulty?

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