This is a filling smoothy that’s still light enough for the hot summer months. It makes for a great post-workout breakfast when you need fuel but don’t want to down anything hot, a satisfying afternoon snack, or post-dinner dessert that isn’t too sweet. If you want to turn this into a smoothie bowl, add frozen cauliflower rice for an extra frosty texture. If you are having this as your breakfast, or after an extra-sweaty afternoon workout, you may want to add a scoop of protein power or have a hardboiled egg on the side. For a caffeine hit, and to turn this into a coffee-peanut butter (or coffee-peanut butter-cacao) smoothie, add 1 packet or 1 tsp instant coffee; if you’re sharing with your kid, just blend this in after you remove their portion.
If you’re making the smoothie in advance, blend, leave in the freezer, then let thaw 15-30 minutes, break up the frozen core, and blend again.
Makes 3 Servings
1/2 cup oats
1 frozen sliced banana
1 Tbs peanut butter
1/3 cup Greek yogurt
1 packet stevia or 1 tsp honey
1 cup ice cubes or crushed ice
1/4-1/2 cup water, milk, almond milk or coconut milk
Optional: 1 scoop protein powder
Optional: 1/2 cup frozen cauliflower rice
Optional: 1 packet nescafe
Optional: 1 tsp cacao powder
Soak oats in 1/4 cup water for several minutes. You can soak the oats in the blender or (if using an imersion blender) the container in which you will blend the smoothy
For an immersion blender, add in the rest of the ingredients in the following order: powders, yogurt, peanut butter, optional honey, optional frozen cauiflower, bananas, ice, extra liquid. For a stand blender just make sure any powder (protein powder, cacao) is under a heavier, wetter ingredient that will keep it from flying up and sticking to the sides of the blender.
Blend until smooth.
Top with: sliced banana, chia seeds, shredded coconut, cacao nibs, or mini dark chocolate chips.