You had me at chocolate. This Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Protein Smoothie reminds me of a cookie or a muffin and that is how I like my protein smoothies some mornings. It is a meal in a cup – perfect for on the go, after a workout or if you need a mid day filling snack when dinner will be late.
Using natural peanut butter, with only one ingredient – peanuts – means you get the benefit of the protein while avoiding the hydrogenated oil and added sugar or icing sugar of traditional name brand peanut butters. If you haven’t already, make the switch to buying only natural peanut butter. A small change that makes a big difference when it comes to nutritional value.
Using uncooked rolled oats in this smoothie means you get all the health benefits of 1 cup of cooked oats in just 1/2 cup of uncooked (difference is the water content of the cooked oatmeal). That translates into 6 added grams of protein and 4 grams of added fibre plus the benefit of thiamine, iron, zinc, selenium and copper.
Give this protein smoothie a try. I am pretty sure you will be back for seconds.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Protein Smoothie
Combine all ingredients in a blender or bullet and blend until smooth. Enjoy immediately.
*If you prefer not to have the texture of rolled oats in your smoothie I recommend pulsing the oats in the bullet or blender before adding the remaining ingredients.
Store any extras in ice cube trays in the freezer to be added to your next Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Protein Smoothie.
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