Perfect as a breakfast on the go, loaded with oats to keep you full for longer. Oats are great way to add fiber to your smoothies without adding a lot of calories. If you struggle to get a chance to sit and eat breakfast in the morning, then this smoothie is for you. It’s so easy to grab an unhealthy snack because you missed breakfast, and there’s just never enough time. Blending up a smoothie with the fuel you need to start a busy day, makes all the difference.
The trick with every good smoothie is a good smoothie maker. You’ll be encouraged to make smoothies every day once you’ve found the best blender. If getting breakfast ready is usually a struggle then the only thing you need is a reliable blender. OmniBlend blenders are hospitality and home allrounders, and you can ready all about what makes these blenders the preferred choice here.
For the banana you can use fresh or frozen, however preferably frozen to make the smoothie much creamier. Store ripe bananas in the freezer to have them ready for whenever you feel like a smoothie. It’s always best to wait till they’re really ripe, as they become sweeter which eliminates the need to add additional sweeteners to your smoothies.
Cacao nibs have all the benefits of eating dark chocolate without the added sugar. They are high in fiber, protein, antioxidants and contain the same mood boosters as a bar of dark chocolate, yum! For some added protein I used home made peanut butter. I somehow associate peanut butter with breakfast, maybe it’s all those PB & jam sandwiches I had growing up! You can substitute with almond, cashew or macadamia butter too. Go wild and make it your own!
Add all the ingredients to your Omniblend jug. Blend from low-to-high for 30 to 60 seconds or until creamy. Ready and just right for when you’re about to run out, enjoy!This smoothie recipe was developed by Bernice as part of a series for the office smoothie bar. The aim is to encourage the whole office team to make healthy smoothies, but also making it super easy to make, using real ingredients. Bernice has a background in food technology, and is passionate about all that looks, smells, and tastes like food. Her aim was to make sure that a healthy smoothie can taste great too! You can find other smoothies in this series here.