Current Breakfast Obsession: Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie

Confession: I’m finicky about smoothies.  I love how green ones make me feel and they are great as a snack, but I hate having them in place of a meal.  Mostly because the idea of being hungry an hour after breakfast is so so annoying and that’s what usually happens if I drink a smoothie.  But now that it’s all hot and summery outside, a cold refreshing smoothie sounds so appealing in the morning, when it’s already 80 degrees in our AC-less house.

I already mentioned that I’ve been eating this regularly but I thought I’d add in another warm weather breakfast option and turns out it’s a smoothie.  And turns out it’s actually filling.  Plus there’s chocolate!  Say no more.

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The night before (I know, planning ahead isn’t as fun but hear me out), combine 1/4 cup oatmeal and 1/2 cup milk (I use almond) then stick it in the fridge overnight.  I just do this step in the blender because it means just pulling it out of the fridge and fitting it into the base in the morning.  Easy peasy!

Then, in the morning all you have to do is add 1 banana, a couple handfuls of spinach (you can’t taste it, I promise!), 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder, 1 tablespoon of peanut butter (or whatever nut butter you want), 1 teaspoon of mini chocolate chips and a bit more almond milk (1 cup-ish), blend and sip.  And then you can try to avoid the breakfast-in-the-car trap that I inevitably fall into every time I make a smoothie.  It’s like a free pass to run late in the morning because “oh yeah, I can just drink this in the car on the way to work and it’ll save so much time!”  Don’t be like me.  But do make this smoothie!

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I hope you all have clear blue skies, sunshine and fun weekend plans.  My cousin Emily is in town for a few days and I’m hell bent on showing her what patio season is like in Denver.  And I’m thinking a trip to Little Man is definitely in the cards as well.

Happy Friday!

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