I’ve been wanting to share this simple smoothie for AGES, because at our house, we drink it more days than not. It’s sweet, cool, and has my favorite ingredient for kids: protein!
Does anyone else out there think protein is HUGE for mood control?
I love to send my son off to school with this in his belly, because he stays full longer. And after school? When he’s moody after a long day trying to learn what an “action word” really is (he’s convinced that for a word to be an action word, it has to have some superhero-type qualities), I’m quick to whip this up and get it in his hands. 🙂
In my opinion, the biggest secret to any smoothie is a frozen banana. It makes a smoothie creamy. AND the banana taste is subtle, not overpowering, like UNfrozen banana tends to be in a smoothie. The protein in the milk, peanut butter, and oats make this smoothie really filling, and the bananas add enough sweetness that you can get by without sweetener. (I have an incurable sweet tooth, though, so I usually add a pinch of sugar. 🙂
Peanut Butter Banana Oat Smoothie
2 cups milk
2-3 large frozen bananas (3 if you like a thicker consistency)
1/4 cup peanut butter
3/4 cup oats
1 Tablespoon ground flax
1-2 teaspoons sugar or other sweetener (optional)
Toss into your blender. Start on low and work up to high, blending thoroughly. Serve cold and enjoy!
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