A nourishing banana oat smoothie that’s filled with nutritious ingredients, including chia, soy milk, almond butter, oats, bananas and dates.
This may not be the prettiest smoothie, but trust me, the taste makes up for the lack of color. If you ask me, it tastes like a vanilla milkshake. My favorite kind of smoothie.
One thing that’s important to me when it comes to smoothies is that it must me satisfying. I’m not interested in drinking my breakfast, just to be hungry an hour after. I need something filling and delicious. A nutritious smoothie shouldn’t taste bad. This is what I have in mind when I create a new smoothie recipe.
I’m also not interested in adding expensive ingredients you likely won’t find at your store. So I keep it simple.
Here’s what you’ll find in this smoothie: Soy milk (for plant-protein), a banana (for carbs and sweetness), a date (for fiber and sweetness), chia seeds (for fiber and fats), oats (for more fiber) and almond butter (for more protein and fats). Every ingredients adds nutrition and a delicious taste and texture to the recipe.
Notes on Substitutions:
Running low on certain ingredients? Here are some easy substitutions you can try:
- Use any plant-based milk you have on hand. Soy milk is my favorite as it adds a good dose of protein, which makes it more filling. However, any plant-based milk will work – Ideally unflavored as to not change the taste of the smoothie.
- Substitute the almond butter for any other nut or seed butter. Peanut butter will definitely change the taste of the smoothie, but it will still be good.
- Use ground flax seeds or hemp hearts instead of chia seeds.
- Omit the date if you don’t have any. It just adds more sweetness to the recipe, along with the banana. You can use maple syrup or honey if preferred.
- For added fiber and color, feel free to add a handful of spinach. Kale works too, but does have a stronger flavor.
Watch How to Make the Recipe:
Nourishing Banana Oat Smoothie
- 1 large banana, sliced and frozen
- 1/4 cup rolled or quick oats
- 1 tablespoon almond butter
- 1 Medjool date, pitted
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 3/4 cup soy milk, plain, unsweetened
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
- 4 ice cubes
- Add all the ingredients to a high-speed blender and blend until smooth. Add more milk as needed for a thinner smoothie or more ice for a thicker smoothie. Serve immediately.
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