Thursday, October 27, 2011

Nutella/PB-Banana-Oatmeal Smoothie

I have thought about this recipe soooooo much since seeing the recipe at Grandma Loy's Kitchen

I woke up thinking about this the day I finally made it for the first time. 

Sometimes ya just gotta do what ya gotta do right? 

In fact, I made it TWICE the first day I tried it!!!

Loy and I crossed paths a few weeks ago and have become good email buds, sharing many things in common. 

She fits into the 'grandma' category with me and hasn't been blogging long.  I think that's just so cool and know her grandkids have to be bustin' their buttons over all she does.

She also has a part time job as a quilter! 

Very talented too!

We share very similar tastes in our kitchens. It's so fun to connect with someone who thinks like you do, isn't it?

I appreciate all the 'DIY' recipes she shares at her blog.  Always GREAT ideas. Check out her recipe for Homemade Cake Mix. Please pay her a visit and show her some love.

This is a recipe I will enjoy again and again.  It's quick, easy and nutritious.

Just in case you're not familiar with Nutella, it is a chocolate-hazelnut spread. The texture is similar to peanut butter, and oh so satisfying!

Enjoying this smoothie is a great way to begin the day or as a pick me up in the afternoon!  Bedtime snack anyone???

I'd read somewhere (sorry - I don't recall what blog?) about blending dry oatmeal into a powder to use in a smoothie.  I really liked that idea, and so that's the only change I made to this delicious treat.

Can't go wrong adding more 'healthy' eh?

(I used MORE nutella the second time around, can you tell?=)

1/4 cup oats
2 bananas, sliced and frozen
1/4 cup nutella (or peanut butter)
3/4 cup milk
(I used skim)

Put oats in blender and blend until powder-y. Add remaining ingredients and blend until there are no more chunks of frozen banana. Garnish with fresh banana slices if desired.


  1. Marsha, thank you so much for all the sweet things you said. The smoothie is really good, isn't it? I certainly want to give credit to Katie over at This Chick Cooks for posting the Oatmeal Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie recipe which I adapted with the Nutella. One or the other of these is now my go-to breakfast, and I though I didn't like smoothies. Thanks again. Have a great weekend.

  2. MMMMM...I love smoothies, and one with nutella? It's gotta be good....

  3. I just fell in love! Wow, wow, wow! PS Found you via Family Fresh Meals link up.

  4. This sounds really interesting. I'm so glad I saw it over at Family Fresh Meals. :)

  5. I eat Nutella daily. No, I am not kidding. ;)

    Pinning. Thanks so much for linking up at Weekend Potluck.

  6. I love seeing friendships made in the blog world :) The smoothie looks good too!