Everyone seems to be obsessed with smoothies nowadays. Fruit, veggie and – OMG – even green smoothies are everywhere! It’s kind of a must to have at least once in a while a glass of delish and healthy drink and provide the evidence on the social media. I do believe a large piece of cake/chocolate eaten after or along with the smoothie is not usually mentioned. I’m just kidding though.
But a smoothie is a really great alternative to a meal. Plus, for me it’s a great way to utilize some fruits which have gotten overripe or veggies which have started to wilt.
The only one drawback is they don’t work as a normal meal to me, as a rule. Sure, I love to have a smoothie, but I will get famished just in no time, in an hour or so. I can double the size and thus the amount of calories. I’ve practiced adding the additional nutritious ingredients such as flax and other seeds and goji berries. I’ve tried dividing a serving into two portions and having the second one 20 minutes later, as it’s often recommended – I started to be hungry even faster. What’s wrong with me?
Last year I found the perfect solution for my weekend breakfasts/brunches though. Since I love oats, bananas, and peanut butter, I throw all this delicious stuff in the blender. It was one of the most scrumptious smoothies in my entire life. No wonder – all these ingredients are the great friends. Oatmeal and bananas. Bananas and peanut butter. Peanut butter and oatmeal. Oatmeal and peanut butter. Peanut butter and bananas. Oh, am I tautologizing?
Blended together, all them introduce such an amazing and silky texture. Sure this smoothie is packed with carbs, fats, and sugars, but why not? It’s very satisfying, and it’s almost a dessert kind of smoothie. Who will reject having a dessert to start a day off? I won’t!
I’ve got only one question left. Are you already in the kitchen to make this deliciousness, folks?! And don’t forget to grab a muffin or few cookies since the smoothie is almost a healthy version, and you desperately need some more carbs, right?:)
- 1 large ripe banana, broken into pieces
- 2 tablespoons (30 gr) peanut butter (I prefer chunky)
- 1/3 - 1/2 cup (30-40 gr) old-fashioned oats
- 1/2 - 2/3 cup liquid (I used the mixture of water and apple juice)
- Just throw all the ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth and nice. Adjust the thickness by adding more liquid, if necessary.