Despite my never-ending stream of breakfast foods here on The Kitchen Paper, I've lately been feeling a bit lazy about cooking it for myself. At least before noon. If Derek makes eggs, I'm set. But if not... I sometimes find myself eating a cookie or a slice of cheese. Or something equally as non-breakfasty. Enter: THE SMOOTHIE.
I've been wanting to make this smoothie since June of last year. We were in Cleveland for my cousin's (awesome!) wedding, and happened upon a smoothie bar one night... Of course, Derek ordered a peanut-butter-oatmeal-something-or-other smoothie. I don't actually remember what all was in it. Probably chocolate. Maybe banana? Anyways, it was the oatmeal that blew me away! Oatmeal? In a smoothie? No way.
YES WAY. It was hearty, had some serious umph to it, and definitely did not leave anyone hungry. So finally, I made it. I opted for a slightly healthier version, although still full of goodies and totally delicious. I considered adding chocolate chips, but decided against it. You go for it, if you want! Also: honey. If you love a sweet smoothie, add a bit of honey! I think it'd be really tasty.
See those beautiful squiggly arrows? Yeah, I drew those. TALENT. [NOT]. I was feeling youthful and reminiscent of my Paint days. You know you had them. Everyone did.
Peanut Butter-Banana Oatmeal Smoothie
- ¼ cup peanut butter
- ½ cup vanilla yogurt
- ½ cup milk
- ⅓ cup oatmeal
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- 1 banana (frozen or fresh)
- 2 Tbsp honey (optional)
- ¼ cup chocolate chips (optional)
- Combine all ingredients in the blender.
- Blend until smooth.
Yum, it has all the right ingredients in it. But I'm still looking for a good blender. Now I use my Magimix food processor but sometimes the fluid seeps over the edges.
Enjoy your smoothie!!
Tessa from Holland 😉
Get the magimix le blender, it's amazing.
Mmmmmm WANT!! Can't wait to get home to my blender. Oats are just plain awesome, such a great idea to put them in a smoothie 🙂 FYI don't put them in a protein shake - so not cool!!x x x
Why not put oats in a protein shake? There are a lot of protein shakes that have oats in them. I drink them several times a week, as I also lift 5-6 days a week. So please enlighten us as to why not.
Hyper Bruh says
bad for your gains
I love breakfast smoothies, usually opting for a green smoothie. I've heard of oatmeal in smoothies before, but never had the guts to try it. This recipe looks great though, so I'll have to give it a go!
Anything you like in the blender, then a handful of oats, can't go wrong, keeps me good when I cycle to work and then some after that. Oats amazing!
Did you intentionally have it spill all pretty over the side of the glass ... 😉
ha! Surprisingly, no! Although I definitely do that, and was planning on it, I was pouring more from the blender into the glass while shooting through my camera, and my depth perception failed me. It worked out ok though!
Awesome! Pouring and shooting ... that's a skill.
Caroline @ Capture the Cadence says
Thank you for the follow on Twitter! I love this recipe. It's so delicious and creamy. I love it for those days that I'm in a rush. I'm sure this will be a helpful recipe to many people's daily routines! 🙂
I have just started with breakfast smoothies--green with protein. Anyways, this morning I was bored and threw oatmeal in with my spinach and vanilla whey protein and it was AWESOME and THICK. Can't taste the spinach now 🙂
Totally have used oatmeal in smoothies lots of times, I also use cold cereal like Cheerios or something to that affect I put the dry in 1st to get it well blended. I started doing this because my daughter is that child that will only eat when she feels like it. There are days that she won't eat anything, so I started making smoothies with cereal, oatmeal, yogurt, and fruits, to get her some type of nutrion during those days. She loves them and sucks them down. Plus they are great in the summer months, my kids (4) will sometimes only want a smoothly while they are outside playing instead of sitting down and eating, and its fine for me cause its easy fast and less dishes.
Looks delicious. This would be a nice treat on the weekend... I love anything with peanut butter. Anything! Ever since I've tried to cut out sugar, my sweet treat is natural peanut butter-- even though it doesn't have added sugar, it satisfies my sweet tooth.
Do you cook the oatmeal first?
Nope! Leave it raw!
I didn't have any yogurt and I am lactose intolerant so I used almond milk and it was great even without the yogurt, for some extra sweetness I added a small apple. Followed the recipe other than that and it made a delicious smoothie!
Kiara...also Lactose intoerant but the 2 bacterias in yogurt makes it break down in system and does not give you gas and cramps and poops
I just wanted to tell you how delicious this is. I made it once and just keep making it because the balance and texture is just so perfect and addictive. Thanks for sharing!
Joy @ Baking-Joy says
This looks delicious! I've been making a similar smoothie without using oats, but will try it with oats and cinnamon now 🙂
My husband and I thank you for this recipe! Just made it and had to post a comment right away. We love it!
I was curious and analyzed the calories, though - and it tips 750 calories per smoothie!! Next time I'll use less PB (1/4cup PB alone = 400 cal).
Haha yes - it definitely isn't a "low cal" smoothie! Glad you liked it, though!
Sipping it now. So very yummy. I have no doubt my kids will love this. Thanks for the recipe.
Awesome.....so delicious. I used coconut milk and left out the chocolate chips, hone , and the yogurt. .....and it was still so delicious....
How many calories is this smoothie?
I haven't calculated for this recipe. If you do it, please let me know what it is! I suspect it's quite high!
It's around 854 calories and that's NOT including the ingredients that are optional. If you sub the vanilla yogurt with Greek vanilla yogurt and the milk with almond milk its 821 calories minus the optional ingredients. I NEVER add the honey and I only add about 12 chocolate chips. It is still a high calorie count but it is so dang delicious! I didn't realize it was that many calories, maybe I should cut back on how many times a week I have this----but I don't want to 🙁
So I wanted to make it less calories so I subbed the Peanut Butter for PB2 powder (found next to the peanut butter in some grocery stores. I found mine at Walmart). I had never tried PB2 before, but I have heard it is best to put in smoothies and shakes. It tastes so identical BUT it saves you a ton of calories. It brought the calorie count down from 854 calories to 511 calories if you use greek yogurt, almond milk and PB2. I thought that might be useful if anyone is interested in making it healthier with less calories. Trust me though I've been eating this for lunch for the past month and even with these substitutions you would never even know the difference between the original recipe and the substitutions 🙂
I absolutely LOVE this recipe. I have been making it for lunch for the past month and still can't get enough. I don't think I am anywhere near stopping this as my daily lunch, it's just soooo good!
I forgot to mention I found your recipe on Pinterest 🙂
Yay! So glad you like it, Sara!
That was amazing! That touch of cinnamon and honey blended really fired up the sweetness and mostly, I love any combo with peanut butter. I substituted the milk for another half cup of granadilla yoghurt which really went well together. It was a bit lacking as it only filled 3/4 of my glass at the end, but now I know to add milk. I ĺove smoothies. This one was definitely worth my time 🙂
just did this as a post workout treat. absolutely awesome. thanks a lot for this recipe. kind regard from Brazil. xx
dee johnson says
I added the chocolate chips and greek yogart and added 1 c. ice cubes. It tasted like a malted shake!
Glad you liked it, Dee! Xo
So I know I'm very late to the party but I was wondering whether you use rolled oats or a different type? Can't wait to try this!
Hi Suzette! I honestly use whatever kind of oats (although not steel-cut) I have on had. Instant, rolled, thick-cut — whatever I have around! Enjoy! xo
Jennifer miller says
Not sure I made it right. Didn't taste very good. I drank it anyway cause I don't like wasting food.
If using a fresh banana do you need to add ice?
I would NOT add ice! But, using fresh banana would definitely change it... I'd go for frozen banana if at all possible!
Mimi Kuhl says
Tasted amazing, thanks for sharing
You're welcome! Thanks, Mimi! xo
Can't wait to make this! Do you know what the serving size is for this?
Hi Lana — this makes one smoothie! I'm not sure how big it is though — sorry! xo