16 Jan Energising Morning Smoothie
This powerhouse of a smoothie will keep you feeling full until lunchtime. I love it as you can have a play with the ingredients especially if you are not partial to peanut butter. A bit like marmite some people love it and others do not!
I like to substitute a banana for an apple to make it more liquidy.
I also like to add Cinnamon as I”m obsessed with the spice especially at this time of year.
You obvs don’t have to add the chocolate if you think that’s too indulgent.
Whichever way you make this, one thing is for sure you won’t go hungry as the oats will fill you up.
- 2 bananas (approx. 200 g), cut in pieces, frozen in a single layer (see tip)
- 3 Tbsp rolled oats
- 3 Tbsp peanut butter
or 2 Tbsp dry-roasted peanuts, unsalted
- 15 g dark chocolate (70% cocoa solids), in small pieces or callets (optional)
- 550 – 650 g almond or oat milk, to taste – use a little less to make it extra thick!
- Place bananas, oats, peanut butter, chocolate (if using) and almond/oat milk in bowl then blend. Add ice if you want it a little colder.
- The bananas should be frozen in individual pieces or small clusters. Cut the banana into pieces as needed, spread out on a tray, freeze, then use frozen bananas in recipe or transfer to a freezer bag for later use.
- Bananas are a good source of fibre and potassium. Potassium is an essential nutrient for maintaining normal blood pressure and heart function.