Banana & Oats Breakfast Smoothie (Great for Nursing Mamas!)



Almost every morning, I make a banana & oats smoothie. I call it this, because those are the two main ingredients that never change. The others can be switched out as desired for a variety of flavors. The combination I use most often is pictured: oats, honey, peanut butter, milk, banana, flax seeds, and milk (plus a few ice cubes). This smoothie tastes great and helps me start the day with some potassium, protein, and calcium. A key to the great flavor is using oatmeal packets that are already flavored. I tried the recipe with plain rolled oats, and it just didnt have much flavor. Maple and cinnamon types of flavors work best with these ingredients.

If you prefer a chocolate flavor, switch out the peanut butter for Nutella or cocoa powder. Or you could use a little of everything. Include whichever seeds you preferflax, chia, etc. I recently started using flax seeds, because they help nursing mamas produce more milk.

To go a completely different route, use strawberries & cream flavored oatmeal with frozen mixed berries. You get the idea. Start with a banana and a packet of oatmeal and get creative.

I love this because its fast and easy. I throw everything into my Magic Bullet for a few seconds. Its the perfect on-the-go option for busy mornings.


Banana & Oats Breakfast Smoothie

1 banana

1 packet Maple & Brown Sugar oatmeal

1 tsp. honey

1 heaping tbsp. peanut butter

1/2 to 1 tsp. flax seeds

1 c. milk

2 or 3 ice cubes

Let me know what flavor combinations you try and how it turns out!

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