Chunky Monkey Smoothies

These smoothies are the newest hit around our house. The kids absolutely love them, and my husband and I have been enjoying a glass or two (or three or four…) ourselves.

I’ve come to the conclusion that these smoothies can serve equally well as a breakfast, snack or dessert. They are creamy and rich and taste like they should be forbidden. But if you look at the ingredients, I think you’ll agree they are a perfect powerhouse for breakfast too.

Whenever you decide to serve them, I think you’ll agree with all of us that they are unbelivable!

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Chunky Monkey Smoothies

  • 4 bananas, cut into quarters
  • 1/3 c. peanut butter
  • 3-4 c. chocolate milk (or white milk with chocolate milk powder or syrup added)

1. In a blender or food processor, combine all ingredients. Use only 3 c. of milk to start. Process until desired consistency, adding more milk as needed.

Some tips:

**Frozen bananas are perfect for this! Not only are the smoothies a great way to use those on-the-verge-of-being-pitched bananas, but the frozen bananas add a great texture to the smoothies. Plus, they help the smoothies stay cold, which is always a great thing in my book.

**Use Ovaltine or Carnation Instant Breakfast powders in place of the chocolate milk powder. Such an easy way to add a little more boost to breakfast.

**The recipe above will make enough for 4-6 servings, depending on how big your serving sizes are.

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16 thoughts on “Chunky Monkey Smoothies

  1. Oh my….these look SO good…Chunkey Monkey just happens to be one of my favorite Ben and Gerry’s icecream flavors….I know this isn’t icecream…but sounds pretty healthy 🙂

  2. Wow…this looks good. Thanks for sharing. How can you go wrong with chocolate, peanut butter and banana…it’s a no brainer and high yum factor.

  3. I tried a smoothie with PB and banana before …it didn’t go over well even though they love both ingrediants. I just made it with the chocolate milk and WE HAVE A WINNER!

  4. We love these! I use almond butter (son has a peanut allergy) and we use the chocolate carnation instant breakfast. I also add some yogurt to get some probiotics in them. If my bananas are not frozen, then I add some ice cubes.

  5. We tried these this afternoon (even though it is literally 0 outside) and the kids love them! Thanks.

  6. Thanks for the recipe! We were having “take out night” last night for supper and I made these with homemade burgers and fries! It was perfect! The kids LOVED them and so did I!

  7. Tried these for a snack yesterday and they passed the whole families’ test! I wasn’t feeling very good and it was a perfect way to get some nutrition in me without having to eat.

  8. I’ve made this twice for the kids (and us adults as well) since you posted the recipe. I have them thinking it’s a dessert….and I think I’ll keep it that way! We all love it!

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