Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Ambronite Dessert Smoothie

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Ambronite Dessert Smoothie

Chocolate + peanut butter = dessert made in heaven (right?!  Who's with me?).  A lot of dessert smoothies and chocolate-PB combos are chock full of sugar, though, and don't pack much of a nutritional punch.  Enter this Ambronite Dessert Smoothie.  Ambronite is a meal replacement  powder that I've recently discovered and have been loving as an addition to shakes and smoothies.  (Read my first review here, and second Ambronite smoothie bowl recipe here.)  

This smoothie is full of nutritious and delicious ingredients like chocolate almond milk, banana, greek yogurt, and the Ambronite powder.  It's high in protein, fiber, and potassium, low in sugar, and has no artificial sweeteners.  And for anyone out there following a gluten-free diet, it's a perfect dessert for you!  Keep reading for the recipe, and get ready for drinkable dessert heaven. 

Dark Chocolate PB Ambronite Dessert Smoothie

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Ambronite Dessert Smoothie

Dark Chocolate PB Ambronite Dessert Smoothie

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 frozen banana, peeled and cut into segments (for easier blending)
  • 1/2 packet Ambronite
  • 2 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 5.3-oz vanilla greek yogurt (I'm a huge fan of Dannon Oikos Triple Zero - much less sugar than other brands)
  • 2 spoonfuls peanut butter (I used Teddie Smooth unsalted - obsessed!)
  • 1 cup dark chocolate almond milk
  • 4 ice cubes

INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Combine all ingredients in blender in order listed above
  • Blend on high ("smoothie" setting if you have one) until smooth and ice cubes are crushed
  • Pour into glass and top with shaved dark chocolate or peanut butter swirl
  • Enjoy!
  • Note: this recipe makes about 2 large servings.  If you have extra, store in an air tight container in the fridge for up to a day (after a day, it starts solidifying and isn't as smooth).

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Readers: chat with me!  Are you a huge fan of the peanut butter and chocolate combo?  Do you make dessert smoothies often?  What ingredients do you use?  What are some of your favorite healthy desserts?

Blueberry Kiwi Ambronite Smoothie Bowl

Disclosure:  I was gifted a few packets of Ambronite v4 for review here on the blog.  As always, all opinions (and this recipe) are my own.

Blueberry Kiwi Ambronite Smoothie Bowl

I'm finally jumping on the smoothie bowl bandwagon today.  My friends at Ambronite kindly gifted me with their improved version of Ambronite (v4) and I've been experimenting with some great smoothie recipes for you!  I wrote about Ambronite a while back in my first review of the product with a citrusy drinkable smoothie recipe.  It was pretty tasty, I have to say, but this one blows that recipe out of the park!     

Blueberry Kiwi Ambronite Smoothie Bowl

If you've never heard of Ambronite, it is an organic supermeal powder designed to be an on-the-go meal replacement that you mix with water (or juice - I recommend juice) for a complete meal's worth of nutrients in one smoothie drink.  The convenience of Ambronite is definitely a plus, and it adds a lot more real-food nutrition to a smoothie than your processed protein powders and supplements.  I've tried the powder mixed with water, and I have to say, I prefer it mixed with fruit and juice instead.  When mixed with just water, it tastes a lot like blended oatmeal.  Which is fine if that's something you like, but my tastebuds like fruity.

This Blueberry Kiwi Ambronite Smoothie Bowl is packed with a bunch of nutrients to fuel your day from the get-go or to give you the boost you need to finish out the workday in the afternoon.  The new version of Ambronite has a smoother texture and mixes slightly better with liquid than the last one (great for if you're mixing it on-the-go).  The energy breakdown of the new version is the same as the last, with 500 calories of organic, vegan, non-GMO nutrients that keeps you full, just like a regular meal.  Each packet has 54g of carbs, 30g of protein, and 18g of fat, with only 3g of natural sugar.  Combine that nutrient-dense meal powder with these additional ingredients, and you've got a whole meal in a smoothie that tastes awesome.

Blueberry Kiwi Ambronite Smoothie Bowl

Blueberry Kiwi Ambronite Smoothie Bowl

Blueberry Kiwi Ambronite Smoothie Bowl

Ingredients:

Smoothie:

  • 1/2 packet Ambronite
  • 1 5.3 oz cup nonfat coconut Greek yogurt
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 cup POM Wonderful Blueberry Pomegranate juice
  • 3 ice cubes

Toppings:

  • 1 peeled and sliced kiwi
  • handful of blueberries
  • unsweetened coconut flakes
  • spoonful of dark chia seeds

Instructions:

  • Combine all smoothie ingredients in order listed into large blender
  • Blend on high (smoothie setting if you have one) until smooth
  • Pour smoothie into a bowl and top with kiwi, blueberries, coconut flakes, and chia seeds
  • Enjoy!

Note: this recipe makes about 2 medium-sized bowls.  If you want to use a whole packet of Ambronite, double the recipe.  The smoothie mix stores well in a sealed container/bottle in the fridge for up to 24 hours.

To learn more about Ambronite and get a packet to try for yourself, visit their website here.  And stay tuned for next week's recipe: Chocolate Peanut Butter Ambronite Dessert Smoothie! 

Readers: chat with me!  Have you heard of Ambronite before?  If not, does it sound like something you'd like to try?  Have you jumped on the smoothie bowl bandwagon, too?  What types of flavors do you like in a smoothie?

Ambronite Supermeal Review + Smoothie Recipe

Disclosure: I was gifted a box of Ambronite Supermeal packets for review purposes on the blog.  While I received the product as compensation for a review, all opinions (as always!) are my own.

Ambronite Drinkable Supermeal Review.jpg

Okay, first let me say that this smoothie tastes a HECK of a lot better than it looks.  Pretty much any smoothie that starts with a brownish-green powder is going to turn out, well... brownish-green.  But trust me - it tastes WAY better than that. 

Before I get to the recipe (and the many failed attempts at making a smoothie), you might wonder what the heck Ambronite is in the first place.  It's a meal replacement powder made from REAL organic ingredients (not supplements) like almonds, brazil nuts, apples, oats, & coconut.  At 500 calories per packet, it contains all the essential meal nutrients on the go: 30g of protein, 54g carbs, essential vitamins & minerals, and more:

photo credit: us.ambronite.com

The awesome thing about Ambronite is it kept me full.  No joke.  I've tried smoothies before, but they were more for a small snack or to have in addition to a larger meal.  But Ambronite IS the meal.  It's perfect to have on hand for, say, after a morning workout or for lunch when you're swamped with things to do.  I made this one yesterday mid-morning when I wasn't quite ready for lunch, but needed something to tide me over.

Ambronite Fruit Smoothie
Ambronite Drinkable Supermeal

Now, you CAN shake Ambronite up in water to have as a super quick meal sans bender, but I honestly think it tastes way better with some fruit flavors added in.  Without the fruit, it reminds me of blended oatmeal.  Which isn't that bad (I do love oatmeal!), but it's just not my taste when it comes to smoothies.  I like my smoothies fruity and citrusy.  So, when the recipe testing started, I quickly discovered that the key to making this taste great was strong citrus flavors.  I will say that I wish I had used a fruit juice (like orange juice) as a base instead of soy milk to give it that little extra zing this time around, but hey, soy milk is what I had on hand, and it turned out pretty good!  Check out the recipe below and definitely feel free to modify it to your tastes!

^^ I need a manicure. =P

^^ I need a manicure. =P


Ambronite Fruit Smoothie Supermeal

Ambronite Fruit Smoothie Supermeal Recipe

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 packet Ambronite
  • 1 5.3-oz cup mango Greek yogurt (any fruit flavor will work)
  • 1 cup soy milk (or fruit juice of your choice)
  • 1/2 cup frozen fruit (I used Dole's Citrus Blend with mango, orange, pineapple & banana)
  • 3-4 ice cubes
  • note: I completely forgot that in previous recipes there was also a frozen banana in there, too.  It wasn't included in this recipe, which tasted great, but feel free to add it if you like!

INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Place all ingredients in large blender (I started with the frozen fruit and ice cubes, then added the soy milk, yogurt, and Ambronite packet).
  • Blend on high (smoothie setting if you have one) until smooth
  • If the consistency is a little thick, add a bit more liquid and blend again
  • Pour into serving cup, top with fresh fruit, and enjoy!

The recipe above makes way more than just 1 cup.  It makes about 2.5 large glasses full.  So, I drank one and kept the extra in the fridge to stir up tomorrow after my morning workout.  To learn more about Ambronite and learn how you can get a free packet to try for yourself, check out their website here.  You can also follow them on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.  I hope you enjoy it!

Readers: chat with me!  Have you heard of or tried Ambronite before?  Do you ever drink smoothies for a quick, nutritious meal if you're super busy or in a rush?  What's your favorite smoothie ingredient?