Saturday, August 9, 2014

Chunky Monkey Smoothie (No added sugar)

By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by National Dairy Council and the Quaker Oats Center of Excellence and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.

One more post today for the National Dairy Council and the Quaker Oats Center for Excellence.  We love the ingredients that are in this. The smoothie turned out so refreshing and yummy. You are going to love it!

We love oats. They are sometimes easy to overlook when you are trying to eat whole grains. They are so familiar that we sometimes forget they are a legitimate, amazing whole grain.

Oats contain more soluble fiber than any other grain, which makes you feel full longer. They also contain beta-glucans, which have been proven to help lower LDL (bad) cholesterol, and therefore lower heart disease. Oats are okay for people who are looking to avoid gluten as long as they are certified gluten free.

1 C milk of your choice
1/2 C old-fashioned oatmeal uncooked *
3 T peanut butter
1 tsp vanilla
3 frozen bananas, chopped up
1/4 C dark chocolate chips
garnish with chopped up dark chips

Directions   serves 2
1. Blend milk and oatmeal, peanut butter, and vanilla. Blend until smooth.
2. Pour in bananas and blend until smooth.
3. Pour in chocolate chips and blend to desired consistency. I like keeping the chocolate slightly chunky. Garnish with additional  chopped up chocolate chips if desired.
* You can add the oatmeal at the end with the chocolate chips if you want the oatmeal chunky.


  1. Yum! This would be a perfect, healthy replacement for Java Chip Frapps ;)

    1. Sweet. I hope you enjoy it. It was delicious.I shared with my husband and he wished there had been more. :)

  2. This looks so good! Do you add 1/2 cup of cooked oatmeal or 1/2 cup of oats? Thanks!

    1. 1/2 C uncooked old fashioned oatmeal. Thanks for checking. Thank you. Hope you enjoy it. :)