Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Peanut Butter Banana Oat Smoothie

I've been sharing this smoothie with a lot of friends lately and I figured it was about time to share it on the blog.  This is absolutely one of my most favorite breakfast smoothies...EVER!!! It's chocolate and peanut butter AND it's healthy. 

This smoothie only makes about half as much as the green smoothies that I make but it is very filling and will keep you satiated for a long time!  Also, if you have little ones that are picky eaters, this may be a good way to sneak in something nutritious without them knowing.  If you don't care for peanut butter, try other nut butters like cashew or almond.  If you're allergic to tree nuts, try using seeds, like sunflower or sesame in place of the peanut butter.

Peanut Butter Banana Oat Smoothie
Makes about 2 cups

1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (if using plain, just add a splash of vanilla)
1/2 water
1/2 crushed ice
1 very ripe banana (frozen is good, but not necessary, especially if you are adding ice)
2  Tbsp. natural peanut butter (can also sub almond butter or a handful of almonds if you have a good blender)
1/4 cup oatmeal
1 Tbsp. ground flax seed
1 Tbsp. cocoa powder

Place ingredients in blender in order listed and blend until smooth.  Enjoy!

SOURCE: Adapted from Joy the Baker

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