Attention peanut butter lovers: this smoothie is for you!
Frozen bananas, peanut butter, and whole grain rolled oats make up the bulk of this hearty smoothie. There’s need to cook the oats, just toss them into the smoothie raw. They blend right up, adding soluble fiber to thicken up the smoothie and keep you full for hours. Try this peanut butter banana oatmeal smoothie for breakfast, lunch, or a hearty mid-day snack. If you don’t have frozen bananas on hand, fresh works fine too – just add a handful of ice to compensate. Tip when freezing bananas: wait until they are ripe and then peel, cut into chunks, and double wrap in plastic. It’s the perfect use for overripe bananas; they’ll stay for a few months in the freezer.
Peanut Butter-Banana Oatmeal Smoothie
Makes 1 serving
8-10 ounces of milk or unsweetened non-dairy milk
1 frozen banana
½ cup (4 ounces) plain Greek yogurt
⅓ cup rolled oats
2 tablespoons peanut butter
⅓ tsp ground cinnamon
Add all ingredients to the blender and process until smooth. If using a fresh banana, add a ½ cup of ice.