Chocolate Peanut Butter Kefir Smoothie recipe

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A chocolate, peanut butter and banana smoothie made with kefir. We have this for dessert at least twice a week.

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Someone recently told me that smoothies are just empty calories. Bah. This one has:

  • Various strains of good bacteria from the kefir
  • Omega fatty acids from the seeds
  • Fibre (from the dates and psyllium husk)
  • A little protein from the peanut butter and dairy

Plus it’s delicious. My friend, who has a self-proclaimed “children’s palate”, says she could drink it by the pint. The first time she tasted it she asked if it contained alcohol. It doesn’t; the tang comes from kefir but you could use plain yoghurt or milk instead.

As an aside: I've recently discovered squeezy peanut butter made from 100% peanuts. According to reviews the bottle will eventually clog but for now it works a treat. It's great on smoothies, porridge and various desserts.


This is basically Peanut Butter Banana Kefir Smoothie but it makes a bigger portion and contains cocoa. I leave out the coffee as we usually drink this after dinner.

For a thicker smoothie use frozen bananas and skip the ice.


Chocolate Peanut Butter Kefir Smoothie

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Serves: 2


Chocolate peanut butter smoothie

  • 150ml kefir
  • 150ml water
  • 2 small ripe bananas (or 1 large)
  • 2 pitted dates (more if your bananas aren’t ripe)
  • 3 tbsp peanut butter (I use chunky)
  • 1½ tbsp cocoa powder
  • around 10 ice cubes

Optional extras

  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp flax seeds
  • 1 tbsp psyllium husk


  1. Add 150ml of kefir, 150ml water, 2 small ripe bananas, 2 pitted dates, 3 tablespoons of peanut butter, 1½ tablespoons of cocoa powder and 10 or so ice cubes into a blender.
  2. If using, add any extras like a tablespoon of seeds or psyllium husk.
  3. Blend until smooth then divide between two glasses.
Chocolate and peanut butter kefir smoothie

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