Banana Breakfast Smoothie ~ This Banana Breakfast Smoothie is a smart, easy to make and tasty way to eat breakfast when your mornings are very rushed.
The word ‘breakfast’ literally means breaking the fast from the night before. It’s a pretty important meal so we can start to fuel up for the day. I have to admit I love breakfast foods like pancakes, yogurt with fruit and especially my cooked oatmeal loaded with all kinds of extras that I’ve written about before here Three Easy Ways To Cook Oatmeal and here Ideas For Dressing Up Cooked Oatmeal.
But sometimes there just isn’t time in the morning to prepare and sit down to eat a proper breakfast. That’s where having a Banana Breakfast Smoothie saves the day. When my daughter took a gap year before going to medical school she had a fulltime job at a recreation center working as a head lifeguard. Her hours started at five in the morning and her commute to work was thirty minutes. By the way, she actually chose this shift. That meant that she had to get up at 4:10 am everyday and be out the door at 4:25 am to get to the pool in time to open it up for the eager swimmers who were often already at the door waiting to get in. Who chooses to go swimming that early? She couldn’t be late for these early morning risers.
So as part of her daily routine, not only did she make her lunch but also this banana breakfast smoothie for the next day. She poured the smoothie into a large plastic cup with a lid and a long straw. That’s what she had for breakfast while driving to work early in the morning. Very smart and very practical!
This Banana Breakfast Smoothie is delicious and super healthy. It covers four food groups including dairy, proteins, fruit and grains. That’s a full meal deal! There’s a bit of maple syrup or honey just to give it a bit of sweetness.
I like to make this smoothie when I’m busy in the morning and have to get out the door quickly. I like it for a late afternoon snack too! I have been making this for several years and have adjusted the quantities to suit my taste buds. Feel free to do the same. If you’re not into flax meal or wheat germ, just omit it but you have to keep the rolled oats because that’s what helps gives it the thickness and creaminess. I also prefer to use vanilla flavoured protein powder and I have even made this with chocolate protein powder. Now we are talking tasty!
I mix it in the blender and it makes about three one cup servings. It’s super easy to make and the only clean up is the measuring spoons, measuring cups and the blender. Now that’s pretty low maintenance! Here is the recipe for…
Banana Breakfast Smoothie
- 1 tablespoon protein powder
- 1 tablespoon flax meal
- 1 tablespoon wheat germ
- ⅓ cup dry oatmeal
- 1 tablespoon peanut butter
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup or honey
- 1 frozen banana
- 2 cups skim milk, almond milk, soy milk or rice milk
- Place all ingredients in a blender.
- Blend until a smooth thick consistency is created. If you like your smoothies a little runnier, just add more milk.
Here is another smoothie recipe that I created using vanilla protein powder that you will enjoy…