Adapted from a recipe I found online - Here is what I have fell in love with!
A Chocolate, Banana, Peanutbutter, Oatmeal Breakfast Smoothie!
First - anytime I have ripe bananas that I am not going to use fast - I slice them and put them in a container in the freezer. Then when I need to make a quick breakfast smoothie - I have bananas all ready to go!
Get out your blender - In mins, you can have a breakfast ready to take out the door.
You will need...
Half a Cup of Chilled Oatmeal
1 Tablespoon of cocoa powder
1 Tablespoon of Peanutbutter (I like Organic Natural)
Big Handfuls of Baby Spinach leaves (trust me! you won't taste them) The more you use the greener your drink so if color throws you off - start light. I can't get enough packed in there these days.
3/4 Cup of Milk of Choice - I use Vanilla Almond.
1 Frozen Banana
1 tsp. Chia Seeds
First put the Oatmeal into the Blender.
Now add in the milk... (IFFFFFFF you go for original... I like to add optionally in Agave Nectar and or Vanilla. But if you use Vanilla flavored milk skip those sweeteners)
And finish off with some frozen banana. About one banana.
And this recipe makes a nice mason jar full with a little to spare in a cup to sip on. I like to pop it back into the freezer for about 15 mins if I have time to thicken it up again. But if I don't its all good also! So many mornings I make this on the go! It has saved my health running through the drive through so many times! And guess what the best part is? Besides how awesomely good it tastes. It FILLS YOU UP! Did you know how amazing those little chia seeds can be? They are like magic fill your belly goodness. Who knew!? Cha cha cha Chia!
Oh and OPTIONAL~ Sometimes I feel a little Edgy and throw in some Cinnamon.
So Myfitnesspal has a nifty little recipe logger that tells me this recipe has 401 Calories so make sure you use this as a meal!!! I keep enforcing that to my kids. If you are gonna to have a smoothie you cannot have a NORMAL breakfast too! Says me! But hey... if you want to people who read my blog - that is all on you! I am not your mom ;) ENJOY!!!!
|Amount Per Serving|
|% Daily Value *|
|Total Fat 13 g||21 %|
|Saturated Fat 1 g||7 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 5 g|
|Polyunsaturated Fat 3 g|
|Trans Fat 0 g|
|Cholesterol 0 mg||0 %|
|Sodium 160 mg||7 %|
|Potassium 53 mg||2 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 56 g||19 %|
|Dietary Fiber 9 g||34 %|
|Sugars 18 g|
|Protein 15 g||31 %|
|Vitamin A||8 %|
|Vitamin C||0 %|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|