Looks like dessert right? But with only 211 calories per serving and packed with 15 grams of protein, we were a happy crew sipping on Peanut Butter Chocolate Oat Smoothies more than once this week. Possibly more than once on one particular day...
Come by our house on any afternoon and you may find us blending up a batch of smoothies for an afternoon snack. Or, as Molly and Clara say "Moothie, Moothie!"
They're such a frequent part of our breakfast and snack rotation that I'm always on the hunt for new flavors and new ways to add a little extra nutrition.
Peanut Butter Chocolate Oat Smoothies
Enter oat smoothies. Ever tried adding oats to your smoothies? Apart from the obvious boost of whole grains, oats give these Peanut Butter Chocolate Oat smoothies a hearty texture that makes them resemble a thick milkshake.
And who doesn't love a milkshake?
Peanut powder is the dominant flavor here. We were first introduced to peanut powder by our friends Alyssa and Amy who took the long (LONG) trip to visit us in Bangkok a few years ago. Packed in their bags were all sorts of creative snacks including peanut powder.
I was immediately hooked. Peanut powder has all the flavor of peanut butter but 85% less fat. As it turns out, it's also one of those perfect instant-snacks. Stir it into milk or yogurt for added flavor and protein.
Happy "moothie!" making friends!
I'm in Minneapolis today eating delicious food and hanging with other food photography-obsessed folks at the Pinch of Yum Workshop! It's professional development (of the most fun sort) for my day job photographing dinners over at Cook Smarts!
More Smoothie Recipes
Peanut Butter Chocolate Oat Smoothie
- 3 tablespoon Rolled Oats
- 2 cups Greek Yogurt
- 2 cups Milk (any type)
- 1 cup Ice
- 3 tablespoon Peanut Powder
- 3 tablespoon Chocolate Syrup
- Mini Chocolate Chips, for topping (optional)
- Blend rolled oats in a blender until they form a fine powder. Add yogurt, milk and ice and blend until smooth. Add peanut powder and chocolate syrup and blend just until everything is combined. Pour into glasses and top with mini chocolate chips.
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Thank you for this. My husband is undergoing radiation for tongue cancer and needs good smoothie recipes that are both yummy and nutritious.
So glad it will be helpful BJ. We have some experience with that within our family and know how difficult it can be to find foods that are appealing to someone undergoing radiation and also provide some protein and energy that they need. Best of luck to you both.
Hi Diana - great suggestions! The chocolate syrup is really just for fun - the smoothie is excellent even without it and would certainly work with cocoa powder!
Yum! Just tried it!