Snickers Protein Smoothie



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This snickers protein smoothie is packed with healthy real food ingredients, over 20 grams of protein and tastes like a liquid snickers bar!

If you’re a fan of my popular snickers stuffed dates you’re going to love this snickers protein smoothie!

It’s made with frozen banana, chocolate protein powder, cocoa powder, peanut butter, dates and peanuts. When blended up it tastes just like a liquid snickers bar, so is the perfect recipe to make whenever a sweet craving strikes. And want to know the best part? It’s packed with over 20 grams of protein!

Straight shot of two snickers protein smoothies with drizzle of peanut butter inside glasses.

Why You’ll Love This Smoothie

  • It tastes like dessert, but is made with healthy ingredients.
  • Has over 20 grams of protein making it a great breakfast option or post-workout snack.
  • Super quick & easy to make. Just add everything to your blender and blend until smooth!
Ingredients measured out to make Snickers Protein Smoothie: frozen banana, ice, almond milk, peanuts, medjool dates, chocolate protein powder, peanut butter and cocoa powder.

Ingredients & Substitutions

  • almond milk – I prefer unsweetened almond milk because it’s low in calories and sugar, but any dairy-free milk will work. Oat milk or coconut milk would be my second choice for a creamier option. If you don’t need this smoothie to be vegan you can use whole milk or 2% milk.
  • frozen banana – adds creaminess and a little sweetness – it’s what gives this smoothie its thick consistency. Be sure to check out my guide for how to freeze bananas.
  • chocolate protein powder – adds a ton of chocolate flavor and is the main source of protein! I personally love Nuzest protein powder. It’s plant-based, has minimal ingredients and tastes delicious. (Use code eatingbirdfood for 15% off your order.) If you don’t have chocolate protein powder on hand, use what you have. Vanilla would be my second choice, but unsweetened protein powder would also work.
  • peanut butter – look for natural peanut butter that doesn’t have any added ingredients. The ingredient list should just read peanuts and salt (or just peanuts)! You can also use peanut butter powder (my fave band is PB2). Can’t do peanuts? You can use almond butter or any nut or seed butter you prefer.
  • cocoa powder – enhances the chocolate flavor to give it that classic snickers taste.
  • peanuts – adds more protein and contributes to that Snickers-like flavor. Just like with the peanut butter, if you can’t do peanuts, just skip them or use almonds or another nut.
  • medjool dates – for that natural caramel-like sweetness. I used whole medjool dates, but you can also make my 4-ingredient date caramel sauce and use 2 Tablespoons of that in this smoothie. If you want to lower the sugar content of this smoothie you can swap the dates for stevia or monkfruit, it just won’t have that same caramel taste.
  • ice cubes – helps make this smoothie thicker… and colder!
Side by side photos of a blender with the ingredients to make a Snickers Protein Smoothie, before and after being blended.

How to Make

This snickers protein smoothie couldn’t get any easier to make!  Place all ingredients into a high speed blender and blend until smooth.

Pour into a glass and top with chopped peanuts, cacao nibs and a drizzle of peanut butter or preferred toppings. Enjoy!

Woman's hand holding snickers protein smoothie with straw.

Can I Make This Smoothie Without a Banana?

The frozen banana in this recipe gives the smoothie a thick and creamy texture and it also adds a bit of sweetness, without being too overpowering. If you’re looking for a low-sugar option, are allergic to bananas or simply don’t like them, here are some ideas for replacements: frozen zucchini, frozen avocado chunks or frozen cauliflower. If you do replace the banana I would recommend keeping the medjool date in this smoothie or adding a sweetener of your choice for some sweetness.

Can I Make This Smoothie Without Protein Powder?

If you don’t have protein powder on hand or just aren’t a fan, you can add protein in a variety of ways. You can mix in Greek yogurt, cottage cheese or more nuts or nut butter. Just something to note is that if you do add yogurt or cottage cheese, it might change the flavor of this smoothie as it will add some tang.

Snickers protein smoothie being poured into glass.

Turn This Smoothie Into a Smoothie Bowl

If you’re a fan of smoothie bowls and want a thicker consistency I would add less liquid and more frozen banana! This will help achieve that super creamy ice-cream like consistency that’s perfect to serve with a spoon.

When it comes to the toppings, feel free to get creative and use whatever you have on hand! My ideal toppings for a snickers smoothie bowl would be chopped peanuts, cacao nibs, shredded coconut, chia seeds, granola and a drizzle of peanut butter. Yum!

Two close up snickers protein smoothies with straws, topped with cacao nibs, chopped peanuts and a drizzle of peanut butter.

Smoothie Storage Tips

  • Store the smoothie in a glass container with an airtight lid (I like to use wide mouth mason jars, but a thermos would probably work really well too). Seal the container and place in the fridge as soon as possible.
  • Try to fill the container to the top to avoid extra air which will cause the smoothie to oxidize.
  • Take the smoothie out of the fridge when you’re ready to drink it. Give it a good shake and enjoy.
  • Plan to drink the smoothie within 24 hours — it probably won’t keep much longer than that.

More Smoothie Recipes to Try

Be sure to check out all of the smoothie recipes as well as the protein recipes on EBF!

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5 from 8 votes

Snickers Protein Smoothie

This snickers protein smoothie is packed with healthy real food ingredients, over 20 grams of protein and tastes like a liquid snickers bar!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1


  • 1 cup almond milk
  • ½ frozen banana
  • 1 scoop chocolate protein powder, 25 grams
  • ½ Tablespoon PB2 or peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon peanuts
  • 1-2 medjool dates or 2 Tbsp date caramel
  • 6-8 ice cubes
  • Toppings: chopped peanuts, cacao nibs, peanut butter


  • Place all ingredients into a high speed blender. Blend until smooth.
    Blended snickers protein smoothie in blender.
  • Pour smoothie into a glass and top with some chopped peanuts, cacao nibs and a drizzle of peanut butter. Enjoy!


Serving: 1 smoothie | Calories: 308kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 530mg | Potassium: 696mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 32g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.


Additional Info

Course: Beverage, Smoothie
Cuisine: American
Keyword: snickers protein smoothie
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  1. 5 stars
    I saw this recipe right when I woke up this morning and decided that sounded like the perfect decadent high protein breakfast for this third trimester mama. I had pretty much everything on hand except the chocolate protein powder so I just added a little more cocoa and a few chocolate chips. I cleaned out the rest of my peanut butter and left the spoon in the blender for the oatmilk to help get it off while I added other ingredients… not a good idea with baby brain… definitely blended the spoon up for a hot second! Regardless! This smoothie is 10/10! Recommend for breakfast, lunch, snack or dessert ❤️🥰

    1. WOO! I am SO excited to hear that you are loving this smoothie, Laurel. Hopefully your spoon wasn’t ruined lol. Thank you for your review & star rating, it means the world to me!

  2. 5 stars
    So good! I used half a sweet potato instead of the banana and walnuts pieces instead of peanuts. Just used what I had on hand and it was fantastic. I will make this again- for sure!

    1. YUM! Love your subs and glad they turned out great for you. Thank you so much for sharing your review & star rating, I really appreciate it!

  3. 5 stars
    This was so good even though the dates didn’t blend in – they remained soggy lumps no matter how long i blended. But I don’t have ones of those fancy expensive blenders. Any tips to get them to blend without spending a ton on a new blender?

    1. Hi Rainy – You could soak your dates in warm water until they get nice and soft, that should help them blend up better. You could also tear/cut them into small pieces. Glad youre enjoying this smoothie, thanks for sharing your review & star rating and I hope my tips for the dates help!