I know, I know. This smoothie combo is like ten years old and I’m just trying it now. What’s new? I do eat the peanut butter/banana/oatmeal combo quite frequently, but when you put it in smoothie form? Ohhhh yes. Breakfast is forever changed. ♥
I couldn’t eat any solid food for two days after I got my braces so this Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Smoothie is what I came up with as a replacement for my morning oats. It’s even easier to make since you don’t have to deal with heating up a pan or the microwave. All you have to do is toss everything in the blender, pour it in a cute mason jar, and you’re good to go! If you’re usually in a hurry in the morning like me, then this is perfect to take with you and drink on the go.
I used a full 1/4 cup of steel cut oats (one serving) soaked overnight with the chia seeds. Soaking your grains overnight removes the phytic acid and makes it easier for your body to digest the grains while also making the nutrients more absorbable for your body. They also plump up a ton and make it super voluminous, which is always a plus! For even more added nutrition, throw in a handful of kale or spinach. It might change the color, but it will still taste just as sinfully delicious that just so happens to be an all-star breakfast!
This smoothie is so simple and requires only five ingredients, but you can always add more! I like to throw in a tablespoon of coconut oil and a dash of cinnamon. The peanut butter I used was The Bee’s Knees but any kind would work! You could even use PB2 if you’re trying to cut back on fat. If you have a peanut allergy you can always sub almond butter or sunbutter. This is really just a base recipe, feel free to play around until you come up with a combination you love!
I just found out that today is National Peanut Butter Day (thanks Rebecca!) so how perfect is this coincidence?! Sometimes I guess things just work out 😀
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- 1/4 cup steel cut oats, soaked overnight
- 1 tbsp chia seeds, soaked with the oats
- 1 banana (mine was half frozen, half regular)
- 2 tbsp peanut butter (I used The Bee's Knees)
- optional: 1 tbsp coconut oil, a dash of cinnamon, spinach/kale, ground flax, hemp seeds
- The night before, put your oats and chia seeds in a bowl and cover with water. Place in the fridge to soak overnight, or for at least two hours.
- Place all ingredients in the blender in the order listed and blend until smooth and creamy. Pour into a glass, sprinkle with chia seeds or banana slices and enjoy!
- You could use a full frozen banana. If you are using a full regular banana, I would add a few ice cubes, but the smoothie might be a little more watery.
After I get a run in with this beautiful weather (the high today is 36F!), Mom and I are going to the Ice Caves! Neither of us has ever been there, but I guess it’s something you have do you when you live in the UP. My camera is all charged and I’m planning on writing a post about it! I’ll be sure to take one of these smoothies with me for the drive 😀 I hope everyone enjoys their weekend!