Vegan Peanut Butter Chocolate Smoothie
This Vegan Peanut Butter Chocolate Smoothie is a quick, easy, simple, nutritious and delicious way to start your day… or to keep your tummy satisfied when you’re on the go!
I can’t believe it had been that long since I’d last had a smoothie. In fact, for some strange reason, I’d almost forgotten that they even existed. I don’t think that I’ve ever had one since going vegan at the beginning of this year.
But then eventually, I inevitably got a craving for one, and of course, had to go with one of my favorite flavor combos in the world: peanut butter and chocolate.
If you know me, then you’re no stranger to the fact that I like to add all kinds of “unexpected” ingredients to my smoothies, in an effort to make them more nutritious, give them a boost of flavor and lots of texture: I love my smoothies to be thick and to offer my teeth a little bit of something to chew on.
This time, I decided to throw in a whole half cup of chickpeas to my Peanut Butter and Chocolate Smoothie. You read that one right: chickpeas. I figured their nutty flavor would serve to emphasize that of the peanuts, that they would also do a tremendous job as a thickener and would help a great deal in boosting the protein content.
I’m happy to report that they did a superb job on all 3 accounts! Try it for yourself, you’ll see…