This vanilla peanut butter breakfast smoothie is the perfect breakfast choice when you are short on time and need a healthy carb/high protein boost. This versatile recipe makes a quick and healthy snack to fight your "hangry" between meals. Try this smoothie post-workout to help your body to recover more quickly. Just add a scoop of your favorite protein powder, and blend away! Pregnant ladies, this delicious treat is ideal to enjoy before bed; it will aid in keeping your blood sugar levels stabilized while you sleep. This humble, but powerful smoothie is packed with flavor and essential nutrients, free from processed sugar, and will keep your hunger in check and keep you on track with your healthy lifestyle goals.
Did you know that smoothies are a great way to bump up your protein intake, and they are an excellent source of complex carbohydrates? Complex carbohydrates are usually whole foods that contain more fiber and longer chain sugar molecules than "simple" or processed carbs. Complex carbs are more slowly digested by the body; hence they keep you feeling full and satisfied for longer. By choosing whole ingredients to add to your smoothie, like oats, you are reaping the hunger fighting benefits that those foods provide. Thus, supplying your body with a steady source of energy to carry you through to your next meal.
- gluten free oats
- chia seeds
- alcohol-free vanilla extract
- sea salt
- peanut butter
- almond milk
See recipe card for quantities.
Add ice if you like your smoothie cold. Place all ingredients in blender. Blend until well combined and enjoy!
Similarly, you may substitute any fruit for the banana, as well as your favorite nut butter for the peanut butter. Try using dairy or cashew milk instead of almond milk. If you're looking for a little inspiration for your next smoothie, try my other delicious recipes.
Overall, the only equipment that this recipe requires is a blender or hand blender.
Storing a prepared smoothie is not recommended.
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Vanilla Peanut Butter Breakfast Smoothie
- Add a small amount of ice if you like your smoothies cold.
- Place all ingredients in blender. Blend until well combined and drink immediately.