Why Do You Build Me Up, Peanut Butter Cup

Peanut butter and chocolate lovers rejoice! (That should be 99 percent of you.)

Today’s breakfast was a peanut butter and chocolate lovers dream.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie

Enter, the chocolate peanut butter cup smoothie!

Drink Up!

In to the blender went:

  • 1 scoop chocolate protein powder
  • 1 c. milk
  • 1 tbsp. peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp. cocoa powder
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 large pinch (1/2 tsp.?) xanthan gum (for thickening)

Cocoa Powdah

Ooooh yeah.

Chocolate + Peanut Butter = Best combination in the world

This peanut butter lover was quite happy!

More, Please!

As I was drinking this smoothie, I sang the song “Build Me Up Buttercup” in my head over and over, subbing the words “butter cup” for “peanut butter cup.” An instant classic, don’t you think?

Why do you build me up (build me up) peanut butter cup, baby
Just to let me down (let me down) and mess me around
And then worst of all (worst of all) you never call, baby
When you say you will (say you will) but I love you still
I need you (I need you) more than anyone, darlin’
You know that I have from the start
So build me up (build me up) peanut butter cup, don’t break my heart

Such a good song. I love oldies music! I would love to see Akon sing a song that referred to a girl as “Buttercup.” Just sayin’.

My peanut butter cup smoothie hit the spot after a great workout (boot camp class + 20 minute on the elliptical) and a nice walk with these two crazies.

Walking Buddies

I kind of love them. 😉

Off to listen to the Wicked station on Pandora and power through my to-do list at work!

Comments

  1. says

    That smoothie sounds amazing! Peanut Butter cups are my favorite! With chocolate and peanut butter how could you go wrong? I love your pink dress!! So pretty!

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  2. says

    When I get protein shakes from my gym, I always order the peanut butter chocolate flavor!!! Now I have more motivation to go to the gym, just so I can have one of those 🙂

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  3. Erin at theswankysouthernyankee says

    That looks so good!! I’m going to try it for tomorrow morning’s smoothie!!
    LOVE the dress too!!

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  4. says

    I love casein protein powder! You’re right, it is definitely thicker and I find that it’s creamier as well. I also LOVE your dress! It’s putting me in a very springy mood and I wish we had weather like that so I could bust out the spring wardrobe too!

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  5. Liz Mitchell says

    I was just sitting here thinking what I wanted for breakfast and craving something cold when I went to your blog for my normal morning routine 😉 and saw your new creation. I got up, made it and am finishing reading the post drinking the peanut butter cup smoothie. AMAZING!!! Thanks Julie!

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  6. Jessica says

    After reading this post I immediately went to Youtube and started listening to Build Me Up Buttercup! Gotta love the good oldies

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  7. says

    Okay, my funny thought:

    I literally heard Akon’s remix of peanut butter cup in my head..

    Peanut butter cup p-p-p-peanut butter cup.
    Yeah, uh-huh.
    Peanut butter cup p-p-p-peanut butter cup.

    Reeses, yeah!
    Pieces, yeah!
    In a smoothie, yeah!

    No lie. I think I’m really so tired and need to rest because crazy things start to happen with my mind. Like this. Oh boy. I need to stop now.

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  8. says

    I had almost the exact smoothie for lunch yesterday minus the peanut butter, I might have to rerty today adding PB, don’t know how I didnt think to add that.
    So jealous you can wear a dress to work, its 20 degrees where I am today :/

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  9. says

    Any station that plays “A whole new world” is a win in my book! I don’t even like wicked( don’t judge it’s the truth) and I love this station!

    It pretty much is the perfect Friday Pandora Station

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  10. Karen says

    I tried to mimic peanut butter cup flavour in my brekkie this morning too!
    A package of organic instant oats, a teaspoon of hot chocolate milk, a tablespoon of nut butter and a bit of hot water.. YUMMY delish!

    PS .. Umm can I just add how stunning you look today .. Friday’s must make you glow .. 🙂

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  11. says

    “Such a good song. I love oldies music! I would love to see Akon sing a song that referred to a girl as “Buttercup.” Just sayin’.” – LOVE that quote. Seriously… Lil Wayne get with the program!!

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  12. says

    can I just say you RADIATE gorgeousness in the Pink Color Dress! That color is made for YOU! beautiful!

    Oh your smoothie sounds amazing! it could be a late night smoothie treat for me ; )

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  13. Sarah Elizabeth says

    Yum! I love your dress by the way. I think I foresee a fashion post later today? I hope so! I am so jealous that you can take a walk outside with grass on the ground and wearing a fun bright dress. I can’t wait for it to be warm enough for spring/summer dresses up North!

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  14. Marie says

    You are SO gorgeous! Love your hair (always pretty) and your dress! I was reading this entry on the treadmill and then quickly made your Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup smoothie after stretching. Mmmm; so good, it’s like dessert!

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  15. says

    I made the mistake of, while reading your post, singing just one line, “Why do you build me up, buttercup, baby, just to let me down” and then got to hear the song for next hour sung by my very impressionable husband. Thanks, Julie. Thanks. 🙂

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  16. says

    I have made that exact same smoothie before! So much yum in the glass. It works really great with peanut flour instead of protein powder too (peanut flour is really high in protein so I basically treat it as a protein powder of sorts).

    I love that song too!

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  17. Erin says

    Can you taste the banana in this? I am not a a banana fan and was considering omitting it, unless you can’t taste it.

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