I don’t know about you, but some (okay, most) mornings I just don’t have time to prepare a a sit-down breakfast. So if you find yourself skimping on a healthy breakfast because of time, this recipe for banana-almond butter-oatmeal smoothie is your answer. Not only is it easy, quick and filling, feel free to add or subtract ingredients that appeal most to your family. The gluten-free oats and organic almond butter (protein) will help you to stay satisfied right up until lunch.
Oatmeal is heart healthy, raw honey is enzyme rich and the banana adds a great shot of potassium. These healthy ingredients make banana-almond butter-oatmeal smoothie a nutrient-dense smoothie good for both children and adults. Did I mention it’s also delicious?
I’ve also been know to make this breakfast smoothie for a mid-afternoon snack and pick-me-up. It’s refreshing and gives me just the energy I need to make it until dinner. It also makes a great after-school nutrient-dense snack for your children.
Below is the banana-almond butter-oatmeal smoothie recipe. As I mentioned above, feel free to add or subtract ingredients. If you like a smoothie that is very smooth, add 1/2 of an avocado which will also provide you with healthy fat. And don’t worry, your children/hubby will never know there is avocado in this great-tasting breakfast smoothie.
Banana-Almond Butter-Oatmeal Smoothie Recipe
- 1/2 cup certified gluten free oats
- 1 1/4 cups unsweetened organic coconut milk or almond milk
- 1 banana, sliced and frozen
- 1 tablespoon raw honey
- 1-2 tsp organic almond butter (raw almond butter recipe)
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
Options: 1/2 avocado; dash of cinnamon or other favorite spice.
- Add the gluten-free oats into your blender (Vitamix is the one I use and recommend) and blend until the oats become a fine powder.
- Add the remaining ingredients and blend until smooth.
- You may want to add a bit of ice made from purified water for a colder smoothie.
- Add more liquid for a thinner smoothie.
- Pour into glass, add a colorful straw and enjoy on your way to work, school or the gym.