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A dairy free, protein packed, and oh so yummy, peanut butter and chocolate oat smoothie that tastes like the classic lunch lady peanut butter bars, but in a new form!
All the fun of the iconic lunch lady peanut butter bars in a breakfast smoothie with a protein kick! I know I have mentioned before how hard it is for me to get around to breakfast, but I do love smoothies. Especially smoothies that have lots of really good ingredients in them and taste amazing.
This smoothie is pretty simple ingredient wise. It has oats, and frozen bananas, and a scoop of natural peanut butter, but then it gets a little extra charm with a dairy free addition of Silk Almond Milk (I used the Dark Chocolate variety), and a protein kick with Jif™ Peanut Powder.
I am thinking of this smoothie along the lines of a New Year, New Me! I get to enjoy all my classic favorites, but with a twist–hence the “new me” part! Growing up I loved lunch lady peanut butter bars, but as an adult I recognize the straight up sugar content was a huge part of the allure. This smoothie offers the same great flavor (with some hints of banana), but in a better for you, and really fun form. The Jif Peanut Powder is made from just peanuts with no added sugar or salt. The frozen banana and oats make it nice and thick. And honestly, it sticks with you, making it a great option for breakfast, after a workout, when you want a really satisfying snack, or really any time at all.
And it couldn’t be easier to make, just pop everything in a blender and blend until it is nice and smooth. Feel free to adjust the liquid to achieve the consistency you like. I wanted it really thick. But if you want it easier to suck up with a straw try using a little more Silk Almond Milk or a little less oats.
Then just enjoy! Because if you like chocolate, peanut butter, and bananas then you will definitely LOVE this smoothie. I plan to make it a regular breakfast, as one of my resolutions is to be better about fueling my body in the mornings!
One thing I love about this smoothie is I can make it ahead of time too, if I want, and just keep it in the fridge. I like it best straight from the blender, but it makes enough for 2 -8 ounce glasses, so sometimes I will make it for breakfast, and put the other half in the fridge to drink after I exercise…which I do not do nearly enough of. Maybe I should make that part of my New Year, New Me thing! What do you think?
- 1 cup Silk Almond Milk, Dark Chocolate
- ¼ cup Jif Peanut Powder
- ¼ cup natural peanut butter
- 2 bananas, cut into chunks, and frozen beforehand or 2 bananas and 1½ cups ice*
- 1 cup whole rolled oats
- Put all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth.
- Adjust liquid if desired to achieve desired consistency.
If you haven’t seen the Jif Peanut Powder before then don’t fret, it is pretty easy to fine. You can pick it up at Walmart, like I did, in the peanut butter aisle. They also have a chocolate version that does have a little added sugar, but is still great! Either way, make this smoothie! You are going to love the peanut butter-y goodness!
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