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chocolate peanut butter cup green smoothie

January 11, 2013

IMG_1388My favorite candy growing up was Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. To this day I still have a soft spot for them. I get really excited around the holidays when they come out with their holiday shaped candies. I love the holiday versions because there is more peanut butter in each piece. The Christmas trees, eggs, hearts, pumpkins, you name it, I love them all!

I was craving a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup last night but I didn’t let myself go out and buy one. Yoga and Reese’s in the same night just don’t really go together you know? Instead, I waited until this morning and created this awesome green smoothie. It doesn’t exactly taste like a Reese’s but it kicked the craving.

And in case you all were wondering (which I’m sure you are!) I am SO stinking sore from yoga. It is taking all of my strength just to type this post out. My arms are jello.

Anyway, if you are in the mood for a Reese’s but don’t want to ruin your yoga workout by eating junk this is the smoothie for you! Cheers.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Green Smoothie (serves 1)

1 ripe banana

1 1/2 tbs peanut butter

2 tbs unsweetened cocoa powder

1 tbs pure maple syrup

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 cup spinach

1 tbs flax seeds

a pinch of fine sea salt

1 cup almond milk


Blend everything together and enjoy!


Heading up for a family snow shoe. It’s a beautiful Oregon day! Have a great weekend everyone!

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12 thoughts on “chocolate peanut butter cup green smoothie

  1. I really need to buy some cocoa powder. Love chocolate and peanut butter, and while I’ve made smoothies with peanut butter, I’ve never tried chocolate mixed in. That’s a must. Thanks for the idea!

  2. Amazing pics, amazing recipe! Chocolate PB is always a winner

  3. Abby says:

    I have to try this smoothie! Love this post, where to start?! Yoga arms are the BEST – worth all the pain haha and your pup is the cutest, I love labs (don’t tell Watson I said that…) so glad to have found you!

    1. drealieberg says:

      I think I can get used to the yoga arms!!

  4. Missy says:

    This so looks sooooooo good. I’m a little afraid to try it though, because I’m desperately trying to stay away from peanut butter cups and I’m worried this could be a “gateway drug” for me. πŸ˜‰
    I love this blog. I like to live vicariously through you. Imagining I’m a farmer, but still never endangering my manicure.

    1. drealieberg says:

      “gateway drug” Love it. I am a HUGE fan of your blog as well. Thanks for reading along!

  5. Beautiful snow pic!!! Love the sound of this smoothie, too. I’ve been drinking a lot of green smoothies in the morning for breakfast– I feel like I *should* want warm breakfasts since it’s winter, but smoothies are always appealing!

    Thanks for commenting on my blog. πŸ˜‰

  6. There are SO many recipes on your website that I am in love with. I decided to comment on this one, because as I was making my green smoothie this morning I had peanut butter in my hand wondering how the heck I could incorporate it this morning. Now I know πŸ˜‰ I am officially going to be reading your blog. I love that you are a farmer. Yay!

    1. drealieberg says:

      Thanks for following along! I love your blog as well!

  7. Sophie33 says:

    I love yoga too! This is a wonderful good for you smoothy! A lovely shot from your dog in the snow!

  8. I’m constantly looking for some kid-friendly recipes including the smoothies, This is a great smoothie, my kids love it so much. Actually, they like anything with peanut butter. Thank you!
    P.S. This dog is adorable πŸ™‚

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