Chocolate Peanut Butter Oat Smoothie (Banana Free)

These days, I’m trying hard to slim down and be healthy. It isn’t easy, though, when I have a sweet tooth and like to bake bread on a regular basis.

Recently in my weight loss journey, I’ve discovered that smoothies are a great way to get more fiber and protein in my diet. Just dump everything in the blender and soon I have a tasty treat that keeps me full for a few hours.

But I have a problem with most smoothie recipes: I don’t like bananas.

I can’t stand the flavor. The texture. The smell. Seriously, get those bananas out of here.

Unfortunately, most smoothie recipes use bananas as a base to give them a creamy texture and a hint of sweetness. Rather than force myself to chug something down that I don’t like, I’ve made a chocolate peanut butter oat smoothie that I absolutely love to drink.

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The oatmeal gives the smoothie more body and fiber, and the peanut butter gives some muchly needed flavor and protein. And of course, a little bit of cocoa powder makes me feel a bit naughty without actually hurting my overall calorie count.

My smoothie recipe has evolved a little bit to accommodate what I have in my fridge and in my pantry, so I’ve provided my three main variations. Feel free to tweak them to suit your personal tastes and preferences.

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Oat Smoothie

A banana free smoothie that strikes just the right balance of creamy and sweet. Perfect for when you're craving chocolate and peanut butter but still want to be a little healthy.
Prep Time 8 mins
Servings 1

Ingredients
  

Original Recipe

  • 40 Grams 1-Minute Quick Oats (1/2 Cup)
  • 240 Grams Milk (1 Cup)
  • 21 Grams Honey (1 Tablespoon)
  • 4.2 Grams Vanilla Extract (1 Teaspoon)
  • 32 Grams Creamy Peanut Butter (2 Tablespoons)
  • 7 Grams Cocoa Powder (1 Tablespoon)
  • 170 Grams Ice Cubes. To Taste (1 Cup)

PB Fit Version

  • 20 Grams 1-Minute Quick Oats (1/4 Cup)
  • 15 Grams Chia Seeds (1 Tablespoon)
  • 240 Grams Milk (1 Cup)
  • 21 Grams Honey (1 Tablespoons)
  • 4.2 Grams Vanilla Extract (1 Teaspoon)
  • 16 Grams PB Fit Peanut Butter Powder (2 Tablespoons)
  • 7 Grams Cocoa Powder (1 Tablespoon)
  • 170 Grams Ice Cubes, To Taste (1 Cup)

Vanilla Yogurt Variation

  • 20 Grams 1-Minute Quick Oats (1/4 Cup)
  • 15 Grams Chia Seeds (1 Tablespoon)
  • 208 Grams Vanilla Yogurt (1 Cup)
  • 16 Grams PB Fit Peanut Butter Powder (2 Tablespoons)
  • 7 Grams Cocoa Powder (1 Tablespoon)
  • 170 Grams Ice Cubes, To Taste (1 Cup)

Instructions
 

  • In a blender, pulse the quick oats and chia seeds until they form a fine powder.
  • Add the milk (or yogurt), honey, vanilla, peanut butter (or powder), cocoa powder, and ice cubes.
  • Blend until smooth.

Notes

Be sure to pulse the quick oats thoroughly, otherwise your smoothie will have a grainy texture. 
I prefer milk and yogurt with 2% milk fat. However, if you want to cut calories, you can opt for fat free. Or if you want a creamier, thicker smoothie, you can choose whole milk products. 
Feel free to adjust the ice to your personal preference. More ice = thinner smoothie. Less ice = thicker smoothie. The vanilla yogurt variation is particularly thick, so you may want to add a little extra milk, too, just to thin it out. 

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