Banana Bread Oat Protein Smoothie

A banana bread flavored protein smothie, with peanut butter (or almond butter), oats, almond milk, and chia seeds. A delicious, whole food, plant-based way to drink your protein.

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Do you ever say to yourself, “I love banana bread so much, I could just drink it?” <- said like Bobby’s mom from Bobby’s World.

I mean, if life were made out of banana bread, I think I’d have to go on a powerful search for Things to be Upset About. Because let’s face it: there will always be something I have to be upset about in order to maintain my off-kilter cosmic off-balance balance… but if life were made out of banana bread, it would be extremely, exceedingly, impossibly difficult to be upset.

I feel so strongly about this, my heart is palpitating irregularly in my chest. But maybe that’s just the banana bread smoothie coursing sugar insulin throughout my veins.

Back to my story.

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This protein smoothie. If you prepare it as written, it yields you a whopping 22 grams of protein. If you add more chia seeds and/or more almond (or peanut) butter? More protein! This isn’t a low-sugar or low-calorie smoothie, but for those who like to begin the day with a filling smoothie, this recipe’s perfect for you. And for those of you who are looking for drinkable banana bread? Even more perfection.

You know what would make this smoothie even better? A slice of banana bread. Inside of it. Just food for thought.
Don’tcha knooooow.

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Banana Bread Oat Protein Smoothie

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 smoothie
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Ingredients

  • 1-½ large ripe bananas peeled and frozen
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened almond butter
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/3 cup gluten-free rolled oats
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds optional
  • 1/8 teaspoon to 1/4 ground cinnamon to taste
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3 ice cubes

Instructions

  1. Add it all to a blender and blend well until completely smooth. Taste for flavor and add more almond butter and/or ground cinnamon to taste.
  2. Note: the smoothie will become even thicker and more delicious as it sits on account of the oats. For best results, drink 3 to 5 minutes after preparing.
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  1. Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health

    I feel you on the banana bread sitch. It’s like natural prozac. You can’t be upset when you got banana bread!

    I love that you thought to put those flavors in a protein packed smoothie. And calories schmalories. If it’s made with whole foods then none of that nonsense matters. I would dunk the shit out of my banana bread in this smoothie and then slurp the whole thing down. 🙂

  2. Nicole @ Foodie Loves Fitness

    I’m with you, banana bread is the shit! 😉 Funny enough, right before I read this post, I looked at my fruit basket & decided I was going to make banana bread today…I could also go for this smoothie right about now!

    1. Julia Post author

      Mmmmmhmmmm! This is the perfect use for those bananas…I was seriously tempted to bake a batch of banana bread to enjoy alongside this smoothie but then the little voice in my head that tells me when I’m being a lunatic chimed in. There’s no end to the obsession 😉

  3. Ashley@CookNourishBliss

    haha I definitely love me some banana bread! In fact I currently have some bananas sitting on my counter waiting until they get nice and ripe! 🙂 And I’d definitely be down for drinking my banana bread in smoothie form!

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