Prep Time: 5 mins.
Cook Time: 2 mins.
If you love nut butters, you will love this! . I’m still trying to add oats to my diet to increase my breast milk supply. With a newborn, it’s not easy to find time to cook complicated meals. So I’ve been having this protein-packed smoothie for breakfast a few times a week.
Smoothies are the perfect breakfast for busy those many times when you’re on the go! Using a ripe frozen banana, you don't really need any added sweetener. Which is great for my blood sugars.
It’s quick, healthy and filling.
1 cup almond milk (chilled in freezer 30 mins. before blending)
2 tbsp. uncooked rolled oats
1 ripe banana (sliced and frozen )
2 tbsp. natural crunchy peanut butter
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1 pinch grated nutmeg *optional
Combine first 4 ingredients in a blender; in that order, starting with the milk - and blend on the highest setting until smooth (about 2 minutes due to the thickness of peanut butter and banana.
Sprinkle with cinnamon and nutmeg.
It’s that easy!
Experiment with different nut butters: almond, cashew, hazelnut, sunflower seed, pumpkin seed, macadamia; you name it! I've made this with almond, cashew and sunflower seed butter, all are great.
You can also experiment with different dairy free milks: soy, coconut (my favorite), rice, hemp, oatmilk.
It’s also a great option for your kids’ breakfasts; it will invigorate their morning routine and keep them energized until lunch. It's a great opt way to sneak more fiber into your kids. Regular fruit smoothies won’t keep them full for long. But this smoothie has protein, fiber and fat, which keeps hunger at bay. Swap their bowls of sugary cereal, muffins or pancakes for this great nutritionally dense, healthy, satisfying and easy-to-make smoothie.
If you want to jazz things up a bit for them, add 1-2 tablespoons of vegan chocolate chips and make it sweet and creamy, like a milkshake- taste like dessert. They’ll love it!