Chocolate Banana and Oatmeal Warm Winter Smoothie



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Chocolate Banana and Oatmeal Warm Winter Smoothie

When you want a warm drink but hot chocolate is not doing the trick, this is the smoothie to make! We suggest you make it thick, pour it in a bowl, and top it with some granola and cacao nibs to have as your breakfast on those colder mornings! It makes for a balanced and healthy meal to start your day! And it feels like you’re eating dessert for breakfast!


Ingredients



  • 1 cup unsweetened almond or coconut milk (or other milk of choice)

  • 1 ounce cold water

  • 1 scoop protein powder

  • 1/4 cup rolled oats

  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder

  • 1 medium banana, sliced

  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 pitted Medjool date


Directions



  1. In a small saucepan (or the microwave), heat almond milk to desired temperature. Set aside.

  2. Mix 2 ounces of the hot almond milk with the cold water and add to blender. Add remaining ingredients and blend until smooth.

  3. Pour hot milk over smoothie and stir with a spoon.

  4. Pour smoothie into a glass or bowl. Garnish with oats, cocoa powder, or other desired toppings.


Notes: 


You can also use coffee as your hot liquid or add a shot of espresso for a coffee smoothie that will give you a jolt of caffeine. Not a fan of protein powder? Try silken tofu for a rich, creamy texture. Swap out the oats for chia seeds, nuts, flaxseed, or hempseed for a twist. Adding puréed pumpkin or butternut squash is a smart and healthy way to thicken your smoothie.


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