Peanut Butter Oat Smoothie

Peanut Butter Oat Smoothie
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. 

Peanut Butter Oat Smoothie (4)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?

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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?:)

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Peanut Butter Oat Smoothie

Yield: 1 large

Ingredients

  • 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)

Instructions

  1. Just throw all the ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth and nice. Adjust the thickness by adding more liquid, if necessary.
  2. Enjoy!

Notes

havocinthekitchen.com

http://www.havocinthekitchen.com/peanut-butter-oat-smoothie/

6 thoughts on “Peanut Butter Oat Smoothie

  1. I’m with you dude… I love me a good smoothie, but then I’m always hungry like 5 minutes later. I’m glad it’s not just me! But this smoothie looks pretty legit and dude-approved! Love the PB-Banana-Oat combo you have going on!

    • Thanks, Chris – appreciated! I know now at least 3 people having the same issue with smoothies. That’s so good because it’s already the statistics and I can say I’m a normal one:)

  2. spicedblog says:

    My wife just started making a similar smoothie to this a few weeks back. I’m normally not a smoothie guy in the morning, but I have to admit that it was pretty delicious. I’m digging the addition of oats in your version, though! I’m totally with you here…I think there is something mental about not “eating” a meal. You might end up with the same amount of calories, protein, etc from drinking a smoothie…but it’s just not the same! Nevertheless, this smoothie looks awesome. Excellent photography, too!

    • That’s good I’m not the only one, haha. I guess, you nailed this issue – it might be some kind of a psychological aspect when your body requires chewing not drinking to be fully satisfied. But since this smoothie has oats and peanut butter which are the perfect for mornings to me, this one is a great exception! Thanks, David, I’m so pleased – honestly these pictures are the oldest I’ve got in my unpublished archives. They were taken last September:)

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