Make this Chocolate Banana Oatmeal Protein Smoothie for a filling breakfast and pre or post hike, yoga or workout snack. It’s great with frozen bananas and best enjoyed super cold.
I made this Chocolate Banana Oatmeal Protein Smoothie a few weeks ago playing around with different ways to get healthy and filling snacks into our hiking and yoga habits. Wow, this is no joke a filling and super thick protein smoothie. It had me satiated for hours! Which is awesome since I did some crazy awesome power/flow yoga that kicked my butt! I had energy from it all morning and into lunch time. I was thinking this would also be perfect for right before or right after a hike, more yoga, working out or just needing a filling breakfast.
I had my first smoothie when I was ten ish years old, so almost thirty years ago! My cousin was a nutritionist and made us smoothies when we’d visit. She always put oats in it and I remember I always loved that about her smoothies. I do like adding oats occasionally in ours smoothies now, I love the texture and flavor. It’s not Brian’s favorite, so it’s sporadic when I do. Personally I love it and in this, there was no skipping it. This recipe needed the protein and carbs to make it more filling, and it’s a winner. Brian loves it! I didn’t tell him there was oats lol :).
Make this for a filling breakfast and pre or post hike, yoga or workout snack. It’s great with frozen bananas and best enjoyed super cold.
Chocolate Banana Oatmeal Protein Smoothie
makes about 2-15oz smoothies
2 cups water, almond milk, coconut milk, or hemp milk
1/2 cup uncooked oats, I use Bob’s Red Mill, gluten free if needed
2 large bananas, frozen if possible
2 tablespoons unsweetened smooth peanut butter
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
Place all ingredients in blender, blend on high until smooth. This is enjoyed best cold. Place in fridge for an hour or so then enjoy or store in fridge with tight fitting lid for next morning.