Sunday, March 2, 2014

Healthy Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie

OOOHHHH - if you have followed my blog very long, you'll know I have an addiction to smoothies, especially if they are healthy ones!

IMAGINE a healthy Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie!  

(Open the curtain...the crowd goes wild!!)*-*

YES PLEASE!!!!!!!!

This drink is choclate-y and satisfying.  Do try it soon. 

This recipe was featured at Mandy's Totally Tasty Tuesday by 
Happy Food, Healthy Life . I thought it was pretty much perfect
as is, but I did make a few changes to suit our tastes.

You'll never know this has oatmeal.  It only adds fiber and bulks you up to keep you feeling full. 

Thick, smooth, satisfying, tasty and healthy! 

M-M-M good!


1/3 c. old fashioned oats 
handful chopped peanuts
1 tsp. chia seeds, optional
1 tsp. flax seed meal
1 scoop (sugar free) vanilla protein powder
1/2 c. vanilla Greek yogurt
(or add 1 Tb. honey & 1/2 tsp. vanilla to plain Greek yogurt)
1/2 c. milk (or water)
1 banana, frozen
3 Tb. baking cocoa powder
1/3 c. natural peanut butter
1 Tb. carob chips for garnish, optional
8 - 10 ice cubes

Place all ingredients, except for carob chips, in blender. Add about half the ice; blend on high until completely combined and frothy. 

(I'd say at least 30 seconds) 

Add carob chips and rest of ice.  Blend just until combined so carob chips aren't totally ground. 

Yield: 2 good-sized smoothies 

Linked to  GBP Roundup - Breakfasts
 Weekend Potluck
Meal Plan Monday

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