Spiced Banana Oat Smoothie

I have been getting more involved in making tasty smoothies for my breakfast and after workout snacks, and while trying different flavor combinations, I stumbled onto this easy banana oat smoothie that has quickly become my favorite. I use a vanilla whey protein powder in my smoothies, but you can use whatever protein powder you prefer. I find the oats in this smoothie really help to hold you over and make it a very satisfying meal. When my bananas become too ripe, I always peel them, cut them up, and freeze them to use in smoothies such as this one as the frozen banana really helps to thicken the smoothie.
Why Healthy

  • Oats, via their high fiber content, are already known to help remove cholesterol from the digestive system that would otherwise end up in the bloodstream and have special antioxidant properties.
  • Bananas are one of our best sources of potassium, an essential mineral for maintaining normal blood pressure and heart function, making them an ideal food for endurance athletes.
  • Light almond milk is high in calcium but low in fat and calories.

 

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Spiced Banana Oat Smoothie

A satisfying spiced banana smoothie that works well for breakfast or for an after exercise snack.

Yield: Serves 1

Prep Time: 10 mins

Ingredients:

One Whole Ripe Banana, Preferably Frozen
1/2 Cup Rolled Oats (Not Instant)
1 Scoop Protein Powder
1 Tablespoon Honey or Agave
1 Tablespoon Flax Seeds
1 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
1/2 Teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
6 Ice Cubes (Half This if Using Frozen Bananas)
3/4 Cup Fat Free Almond or Regular Milk

Directions:

Place all the ingredients in a blender or juicer and puree until smooth and thick.
Serve immediately.

 

One Response to “Peanut Butter Banana Wrap”

  1. Jen M — March 20, 2012 @ 12:05 am

    This will be great for my son’s school lunch next year.

    Thanks!

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