This is the kind of smoothie that’s leaning into milkshake territory… but without all the added sugar. It’s like a Reeses peanut butter cup, only filled with things that are good for you and totally appropriate for breakfast! Plus it’s full of protein to make you strong (and full!).
As with all my smoothies, use whatever milk you prefer in this guy, and you can use smooth or crunchy peanut butter – whatever you have. Just make sure that the peanut butter you’re adding is 100% nuts and doesn’t have any added sugar in it The drizzles of peanut butter and chocolate on the glass are not mandatory, but I have included presentation notes after the recipe if this is something you want to do.
Speaking of things you may or may not want to do… the greens. It doesn’t need them but it doesn’t change the taste THAT much and if you’re somebody who struggles to eat enough greens throwing them in your smoothie is a good way to sneak in some extra. Or if like me you’re trying for a 7 a day target it’s also a good way to get there. But totally optional.
Remember, I freeze my banana in pieces for easier blending!
1 frozen banana
2 Tbs cacao powder
1 cup milk of choice
1/4 cup oats
2 Tbs peanut butter
a few drops vanilla extract
1/2 cup spinach or kale (optional)
Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into a glass and enjoy!
Presentation notes: I drizzled/spread 1/2 tsp of peanut butter around the inside of the glass and then made a chocolate sauce from a couple of tsp of cacao powder a few drops of maple syrup and enough water to get a thick sauce consistency and drizzled this inside the glass. Hold the glass on it’s side in one hand, and hold the spoon inside the glass in the other and turn the glass to drizzle. Pour in smoothie , drizzle a little more sauce around the top of your glass and you’re done!