Here is an easy smoothie recipe that makes a great post-workout snack or an on-the-go breakfast. Peanut butter with banana is one of my favorite combinations, and it really makes this smoothie taste like a treat. I like to add some cinnamon and nutmeg for depth of flavor, and the oats and flax meal are for a fiber boost. If you don't have flax meal, feel free to leave it out or substitute oats or bran instead.
You could easily make a chocolate or mocha version of this (think coffee ice cubes with some unsweetened Valrhona cocoa), but I like to reserve my chocolate treats for later in the day and turn the smoothie into some Vegan Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream.
C and I usually split one of these smoothies as a midday snack, but you can easily drink the whole thing as a breakfast or mini-meal.
Peanut Butter & Banana Power Smoothie (2 servings as a snack, 1 serving as breakfast)
3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk (if you can find it, otherwise use plain)
1/4 cup nonfat Greek yogurt
1 banana, broken into 3 pieces
2 Tablespoons rolled oats (quick oats will work too)
1 Tablespoon flax meal (optional, see above)
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 ice cubes
Add all the ingredients to a blender and blend at the highest speed until the mixture is smooth. It'll take between 30 seconds and a minute, depending on the blender. You want to make sure the oats really get blended well.
Nutrition facts for one serving as a snack (2 total servings):
Serving Size 202 g
Nutrition facts for one serving as a breakfast or mini-meal (1 total serving):
Serving Size 403 g