DESSERT FOR BREKKIE…
I could live on breakfast smoothies. Honestly… What’s not to love? Especially when there’s chocolate involved!
This weekend I was inspired by the latest copy of Women’s Health. It really got me thinking about my healthy eating and fitness goals.
Lately I’ve felt as though I’m just going through the motions.
So that’s where this chocolate and peanut butter smoothie comes in. Sounds a little unhealthy, doesn’t it? Trust me, compared to most of the other breakfast foods out there – it’s anything but. I usually have overnight oats for breakfast and a simple smoothie as a late afternoon snack – and thought it might be fun to combine the two.
Well, I gave it a bash this morning and it turned out better than I expected. And it was so filling! (It kept me full for 3.5 hours. Usually after eating oats I’m peckish within about 2 hours).
I don’t have one of those fancy blender machines so I just use a measuring jug and one of those hand-held blender thingies. Works like a bomb. And to save extra time I put everything into a jug the night before (minus liquids) and cover with some cling wrap.
I threw in a couple of extra ingredients to give it more of a health kick than the regular chocolate smoothie I normally make. Things like oats, cinnamon (great for stabalising blood sugar levels), and decaf coffee.
TO MAKE +/- 350ml
- 1 small / medium banana
- 1 heaped tsp cocoa powder
- 1 tsp decaf (or regular) coffee
- 1 Tbsp sugar-free smooth peanut butter
- 2 – 3 tsps Future Life chocolate cereal (or a protein powder) *optional
- 3 – 4 Tbsps gluten-free (or regular) rolled oats
- 3 Tbsp low-fat plain yoghurt
- +/- 200ml low-fat milk
- pinch of cinnamon
That’s it. Blend all that good stuff together, pour into a glass and enjoy a delicious, nutritious and filling breakfast!