How to make an oatmeal, banana and peanut butter smoothie
Here's everything you need to make this great, healthy smoothie. The ingredient amounts are listed in the supply list.
You will also need a cutting board and knife, a liquid measuring cup, a 1/2 and 1/4 dry measuring cup, a blender and a freezer-safe storage bag or plastic container.
Peel and slice two medium bananas.
Place the sliced bananas into a freezer-safe container and allow to freeze overnight. If you don't want to wait for overnight freezing, give them at least four to five hours. *Don't freeze unpeeled!*
One cup of skim milk. You can replace skim milk with almond milk for an even healthier option!
1/2 cup of uncooked, rolled oats. Not the instant kind, the kind that comes in the big, red tube.
1/4 cup natural peanut butter.
Here are all the ingredients, including the now-frozen bananas.
First, blend just the oatmeal by itself for about 30 seconds until it's just a powder. Make sure your blender is completely dry before doing this, otherwise you will make oatmeal paste.
This is what the powdered oatmeal should look like.
Add the milk first, followed by the bananas, powdered oatmeal and then the peanut butter.
Blend for 30 to 60 seconds until there are no more chunks of banana. You may need to use a silicone spatula to encourage the peanut butter off the sides of the blender.
The finished result gives about 12 ounces, and contains 29g of protein and 14g of dietary fiber.