Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes

chocolate peanut butter cupcakesChocolate and peanut butter is a favorite flavor combination in our house. Peanut butter cups are our not-so-secret guilty pleasure, and we usually have a stash somewhere in the house. After seeing chocolate peanut butter cupcakes in the display cases at a local bakery, we knew we had to try creating our own.

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Peanut Butter and Banana Smoothie

peanut butter and banana smoothieSmoothies are my favorite breakfast during the summer. They are quick and easy to make, and portable for mornings on the go. I also love their versatility- I make a smoothie almost every morning for breakfast and never get bored.

My go-to has always been peanut butter and banana smoothie with a little chocolate (because everything is better with chocolate). Such a delicious combination, and the perfect fuel for a busy morning or post-workout snack. However, when I started paying more attention to what I was eating, I realized my favorite “healthy” smoothie wasn’t as nutritious as I had though. With a big dollop of peanut butter, sugary yogurt and the occasional chocolate chips, it was more like ice cream than a healthful smoothie.

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