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.
Did you know that 99% of Americans do not eat the recommended amount of whole grains, and that 85% do not eat enough dairy? If you know our blog, you know that we are big advocates of using whole grains in your cooking, so it only seemed natural for us to team up with Quaker Oats Center of Excellence and The National Dairy Council to create a recipe that used both oats and dairy.
We love eating smoothies first thing in the morning to add in some of the food groups that we often miss. If you eat them first thing in the morning, then you don't have to worry about them for the rest of the day! This Peanut Butter Chocolate Smoothie gives you a blast of protein in the morning, gets you some of those missing whole grains and dairy, and also is delicious and easy to whip up! Enjoy!
1/4 C old-fashioned oatmeal
1 frozen bananas (frozen makes it creamier)
1 T natural peanut butter
1 T chocolate protein powder (or cocoa powder with 1 T honey)
1 C milk 1%
1 tsp vanilla
1. Pour it all in to the blender and blend till creamy.