Sometimes, you want a really strong chocolate smoothie. Other times, you want a healthy greenish smoothie. Well, the two don’t need to be mutually exclusive. This smoothie is a sort of healthy green smoothie disguised as a peanut butter chocolate smoothie – it has veggies and plenty of protein, but it tastes rich and chocolaty at the same time.
This smoothie contains about 15 grams of protein, but if you decide to un-veganize the smoothie and use milk, dairy ice cream or yogurt instead of the soy milk, you could increase the content of protein even more. Pretty decent amount of protein comes from banana, cherries and kale, but chia seeds, peanut butter and soy milk do the most of the work.
The smoothie itself will be super thick when you are done blending. If you like it to be a little thinner, then just add more soy milk (or cow milk, if you are not a vegan). I also use a coconut milk ice cream, so you can let it melt a bit before blending, too.
This is one of those ninja smoothies – it contains greens and tastes rich and sweet, which is a perfect combination of enjoying and getting valuable nutrients at the same time.