So those of you who know me or follow me on social media will know that I absolutely love my green smoothies and juices. This, for me, is the best way to ensure that I have the desired amount of veggies and fruits for the day, with minimal digestion effort.
Now here is a smoothie I make at least once a week for a breakfast, or post-workout meal or even to help me curb the sugar cravings. It is creamy, filling, delicious and such a great quick breakfast meal. With only a few simple ingredients this smoothie comes together quickly and can be made in under 5 minutes!! Great for the hectic mornings when you rushing to get out of the house.
This recipe was introduced to me by a close family friend and he enjoys this smoothie every day for his breakfast. When he told me about all the amazing benefits of each ingredient, I was sold on it straight away.
The oat breakfast smoothie is loaded with protein thanks to the creamy peanut butter, oats, banana and pure whey protein powder. Here is a short overview of the health benefits of the four main ingredients:
Almond milk – (with no additives) is low in carbs, which means it won’t significantly increase your blood sugar levels, reducing your risk of diabetes. Because of its low glycemic index, your body will use the carbs as energy so the sugars aren’t stored as fat.
Organic rolled oats – oats are very high in calcium, potassium, magnesium, and have one of the highest protein content of all grains. Best of all, they are low in saturated fat, contain no sugar, cholesterol or sodium.
Organic peanut butter – two-tablespoon serving of peanut butter contains seven grams of protein. Your body uses the amino acids found in protein to build and repair muscle tissue. In addition to building muscles, protein-rich foods like peanut butter keep you feeling fuller for longer.
Banana -high in fiber, which can help keep you regular. One banana can provide nearly ten percent of your daily fiber requirement. They also contain Vitamin B6 which can also help aid in weight loss.
Peanut butter oat smoothie three ways:
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1/4 cup rolled oats
- 1 to 2 tablespoons organic peanut butter
- 1 frozen banana, peeled and chopped
- 1/2 cup ice (optional)
- Basic recipe, plus:
- 2 tablespoon Superfoods organic chia meal
- 3 dates
Post workout option:
- Basic recipe, plus:
- 1 tablespoon chocolate protein powder
- Toss everything into your blender, except the ice. Start on a lower speed and work up to high.
- Lastly, add ice and blend until smooth. Serve immediately and enjoy!
You can, of course, use bananas that are not frozen but this will result in a smoothie that is less creamy and warm, add ice because no one likes a warm smoothie. I would highly recommend almond milk instead of dairy milk, but you can use any milk of your choice. Almond milk is very easy to make and is also available in most shops these days if you too lazy to make your own. The Superfoods chia meal can be found at Dischem or your local health store. If you don’t like your smoothies to be thick like mine, rather add 2 tablespoons of oats. Lastly, I use pure whey protein concentrate for my protein powder- a whey protein concentrate is a form of pure protein that is free of hormones, antibiotics, pesticides, and sweeteners.
Thanks again for reading, Kisses.