Attention peanut butter lovers: this smoothie is for you. Vanilla ENU gets a boost from frozen bananas, peanut butter and whole grain rolled oats in this hearty smoothie. No need to cook the oats, toss them into the smoothie raw. They blend right up, adding soluble fiber that bulks up the smoothie and will keep you full for hours. Try this for breakfast, lunch, or a hearty mid-day snack. If you don’t have frozen bananas on hand fresh works fine too, toss in a handful of ice to compensate. Tip when freezing bananas: wait until they are ripe and then peel, cut into chunks, and double wrap in plastic. It’s the perfect use for overripe bananas; they’ll stay for a few months in the freezer.
Peanut Butter-Banana Oatmeal Smoothie
Makes 2 servings
- 11oz bottle vanilla ENU
- 1 frozen banana
- ⅓ cup rolled oats
- 2 tablespoons peanut butter
- ⅓ tsp ground cinnamon
Add all ingredients to blender and blend until smooth. If using a fresh banana, add a ½ cup of ice.
Nutrition per serving: 421 calories, 18 grams protein, 18 grams of fat (3.4 grams saturated), 52 grams carbohydrate, 5 grams of fiber
Alissa Rumsey RD, CDN, CNSC, CSCS
Alissa Rumsey, MS, RD, CDN, CNSC, CSCS is a registered dietitian and certified strength and conditioning coach with a private practice in New York City. You can follow her on Twitter @AlissaRumseyRD or visit her website at www.AlissaRumsey.com