If you have a picky one at home who refuses to eat their vegetables, this Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie is a great way to sneak them in! This kid-approved smoothie is great for a quick and easy breakfast or snack and is nutrient-dense. Just don’t tell them there’s any cauliflower in it.. they’ll never know! 😉

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Peanut Butter, Banana + Chocolate Smoothie

This is hands down my kid’s favorite smoothie! And it’s probably because it tastes like a chocolate milkshake🍫!

But it’s loaded with healthy ingredients, a hidden veggie and is natually sweetened!

There ain’t no shame in this moms game 👊

You just need 6 ingredients, 5 minutes and a blender. It’s a total life saver on busy mornings, and it’s a smoothie you can feel great about giving to your toddlers and kids.

Reasons to Love this Peanut Butter Smoothie

  • toddler and kid-approved
  • great for picky eaters
  • hidden-veggie (you won’t even taste the cauliflower)
  • 6 simple ingredients
  • 5-minute prep time
  • nutrient-dense
  • can be served for breakfast, snack, lunch or dessert
  • adults can add cold brewed coffee for an extra special smoothie treat 😉
  • naturally gluten-free
  • can be made nut and dairy-free
Plate full of smoothie ingredients for toddlers and kids - banana, peanut butter, chocolate, cauliflower, vanilla and milk.

Ingredients

  • Frozen bananas: Smoothies are my favorite way of using up overripe bananas. Just pop them in the freezer when they are past their best and you can whip up healthy smoothies in no time. You can use un frozen bananas if that’s all you have, but you may need to add ice cubes which can dilute the drink. Bananas are a great source of potassium and vitamin C and will keep everyone feeling full until lunch. Use overripe bananas that have more antioxidants than just ripe.
  • Frozen cauliflower: Cauliflower is super high in fiber, B vitamins and a tonne of other minerals that will keep your little ones healthy. It adds a wonderful creamy texture to the smoothie and it’s mild in taste, so no one will know that you’ve sneaked it in there!
  • Peanut butter: You can use natural peanut butter if you prefer and it’s best to use smooth so that the finished smoothie doesn’t have any chunks in it. Peanut butter is a great source of protein, healthy fats and carbs.
  • Cacao powder: I prefer to use cacao powder rather than cocoa powder for that rich chocolatey taste. Cacao is less processed so it contains more minerals and little to no added sugar unlike cocoa powder.
  • Vanilla extract: I like to add a little vanilla extract for flavor and sweetness.
  • Milk: To make this smoothie dairy-free, you can also use almond, soy or other dairy free milks.

More Fun Add-Ins

  • hemp seeds: can add in 2-3 teaspoons to this recipe. Hemp seeds contain 33% by weight and sustainable source of Omega-3s, amino acids, fatty acids, protein, and minerals.
  • bee pollen: can add in 1 teaspoon to this recipe. Bee Pollen contains over 200 compounds, minerals, vitamins and essential amino acids.
  • chia seeds: can add in 1-2 teaspoons to this recipe. Hemp seeds are loaded with protein, antioxidants, essential omega-3 fatty acids, magnesium, calcium, potassium, and fiber.

Instructions

  • Place all ingredients into a high-speed blender and blend until smooth – roughly 1-2 minutes on high.
  • Pour and serve.

Cooking with kids

You can easily have your kids help you make this smoothie.

TODDLERS

  • Toddlers can help measure and pour the ingredients into the blender.
  • They can help put the lid on the blender and push start. Note: make sure to talk about not touching the blender blade while making something in the blender, as it can be sharp. 
  • Have them pour their smoothie into their own cup.

KIDS

  • You can pretty much let older kids make this recipe by themselves. 
  • They can pick out and measure all of the ingredients. Note: make sure to talk about not touching the blender blade while making something in the blender, as it can be sharp. 
  • Have them pour the smoothie into their own cup as well as a second cup for you!

A healthy breakfast smoothie for kids

This chocolate peanut butter smoothie is loaded with protein and fiber to keep your little ones feeling full and ready to face the day! It’s perfect to serve as a healthy breakfast when you are short on time. I also like to serve it up in smaller portions for a mid-afternoon snack and even a dessert!

The fact that it tastes like a chocolate milkshake means that you won’t get any pushback when serving this to your kids, and they will have no idea that there’s a good helping of veggies hidden in there! Mom win!

Tips for making the best chocolate peanut butter smoothie

  • Use frozen bananas for a thicker and creamier consistency. Here’s how to freeze bananas. I always freeze any bananas that have turned brown and my kids won’t eat, so we always have a stash on hand for smoothies. If you don’t have any frozen bananas, you can use fresh bananas and then add in 1/2 cup of ice.
  • Make sure you blend until everything is completely broken down. No kid wants a mouthful of frozen cauliflower, so make sure it’s smooth before pouring.
  • It’s best to serve these smoothies as soon as you have made them, but they will keep well covered in the fridge for up to 24 hours.

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If you have a picky one at home who refuses to eat their vegetables, this chocolate peanut butter smoothie is a great way to sneak them in! This kid approved smoothie is great for a quick and easy breakfast or snack and is nutrient dense.

Ingredients 

  • 2 bananas, frozen
  • 1/3 cup frozen cauliflower
  • 1 tbsp cacao powder (see notes)
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2-1 cup milk of choice, regular, almond, hemp, oat, etc.

Instructions 

  • Place all ingredients into a high-speed blender.
    Peanut butter banana chocolate smoothie ingredients in a blender .
  • Blend until smooth – roughly 1-2 minutes on high.
    chocolate banana peanut butter smoothie ready to go in a blender.
  • Pour and serve.
    hidden veggie peanut butter chocolate smoothie for kids and toddlers.

Notes

Age: 1 year and up
Note on Cauliflower: I used store-bought frozen cauliflower to save time. But you can also steam cauilfower yourself before freezing it in this recipe. Either way, the cauliflower will not be noticeable in this recipe. I would not recommed using fresh cauliflower. 
Note on Milk: You can use regular, almond, soy, oat, ect. I used almond milk in this recipe. You can also use coconut water or water if you prefer. 
Storage: It’s best to consume this smoothie as soon as it’s made. If you need to, keep it covered in the fridge and it will keep well for up to 24 hours.
More Add-Ins:
  • hemp seeds: can add in 2-3 teaspoons to this recipe. Hemp seeds contain 33% by weight and sustainable source of Omega-3s, amino acids, fatty acids, protein, and minerals.
  • bee pollen: can add in 1 teaspoon to this recipe. Bee Pollen contains over 200 compounds, minerals, vitamins and essential amino acids.
  • chia seeds: can add in 1-2 teaspoons to this recipe. Hemp seeds are loaded with protein, antioxidants, essential omega-3 fatty acids, magnesium, calcium, potassium, and fiber.
Serving: 1serving, Calories: 240kcal, Carbohydrates: 35.2g, Protein: 8.1g, Fat: 10.2g, Saturated Fat: 2.9g, Cholesterol: 5mg, Sodium: 108mg, Potassium: 612mg, Fiber: 5.2g, Sugar: 19.1g, Calcium: 85mg, Iron: 2mg

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