Banana Peanut Butter and Oats Smoothie

May 18, 2018mayurisjikoni

EVENT: BLOGGING MARATHON #88

THEME: KID’S DELIGHT – HEALTHY DRINKS – WEEK 3 DAY 2

As I mentioned in the Day 1 post for healthy drinks for kids, I want to refrain from using artificial flavors, additives, colors and today to the list I add harmful fats like hydrogenated vegetable fats. These are found in baked goods, restaurant foods, sold as margarine, finds its way into products like peanut butter, other nut spreads etc.

Peanut butter in moderation is good for health. Making peanut butter at home is so easy. Roasted peanuts are processed in a food processor till it becomes a smooth paste. Its that simple.

Why should kids have peanut butter included in their diet:

  • Its rich in protein.
  • Has good fat.
  • Keeps one full for a longer period of time.
  • Good for healthy muscles and nerves as its rich in magnesium.
  • Rich in Vitamin B6 which builds up immunity.

Why should kids have oats:

  • Good source of carbs and dietary fiber
  • Controls blood sugar, therefore making one feel full for a longer period of time
  • Its rich in protein
  • Good for the bones

Serve a bowl of oats to kids and they will make a fuss. Serve it added to other foods like muffins, cookies, parathas etc and they will eat it happily. A good healthy and filling way to serve oats without the kids realizing is in smoothies. A no fuss and quick recipe.

I made this smoothie with banana but you can add any other fresh fruit like apples, mangoes, peaches, pears etc. This smoothie topped with a bit of dark chocolate chips will disappear in no time.

Fellow Bloggers please add your kid’s friendly healthy drinks here.

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BANANA PEANUT BUTTER AND OATS SMOOTHIE

Serves 2

2 bananas, peeled and chopped

2-3 tbsp homemade peanut butter

1½ cups fresh milk

4 tbsp oatmeal

a few dark chocolate chips

1-2 tbsp honey, maple syrup or jaggery (optional)

  1. Add all the ingredients except chocolate chips in a blender.
  2. Blend till you get a smooth thick liquid.
  3. Pour into serving glasses.
  4. Add chocolate chips and serve.

Tips:

  • Use homemade peanut or any nut butter.
  • Add a fruit of your choice. Can use a mixture like banana and apples.
  • Add flavoring of your choice like cinnamon.

You may want to check out breakfast recipes:

Blog post
suafa’i – banana soup

 

carrot cake smoothie

 

oatmeal banana quick bread

 

Blog post
peanut butter and jelly pudding

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24 Comments

  • Nalini

    May 19, 2018 at 6:33 am

    This is one such healthy and filling smoothie,nice way to start the day..

     
    1. mayurisjikoni

      May 22, 2018 at 10:15 pm

      Thanks Nalini

       
  • Priya Suresh

    May 21, 2018 at 10:22 pm

    Wow, just love all ingredients went in this incredible smoothie. Banana, peanut butter and oats lovely combination. Smoothie looks fabulous.

     
    1. mayurisjikoni

      May 22, 2018 at 10:11 pm

      And its filling.. my cousins kids love it.

       
  • gayathriraani

    May 22, 2018 at 4:39 am

    Bananas, peanuts and oats in the smoothie sound absolutely yum. The smoothie can’t get more healthier than this.

     
    1. mayurisjikoni

      May 22, 2018 at 5:01 pm

      Thanks Gayathri

       
  • Usha

    May 22, 2018 at 5:50 am

    Not sure if my previous comment went through. Got a connection error. This is a healthy and a filling drink. It is great to serve for breakfast or even in the evening.

     
    1. mayurisjikoni

      May 22, 2018 at 5:01 pm

      Thanks Usha. Yes it can be served even as a snack.

       
  • Srivalli Jetti

    May 23, 2018 at 1:26 pm

    This is surely a fantastic choice to give to kids..I will have to make it for my kids..

     
    1. mayurisjikoni

      May 25, 2018 at 8:08 pm

      Thanks Srivalli, I’m sure they’ll enjoy it.

       
  • Nisha Ramesh

    May 23, 2018 at 11:30 pm

    Such a healthy drink. Its a win win recipe I guess – healthy and delicious. No wonder kids love it. 🙂

     
    1. mayurisjikoni

      May 25, 2018 at 8:04 pm

      Thanks Nisha and its a win win treat for adults too.

       
  • Varada

    May 26, 2018 at 10:45 pm

    What an interesting combination for a smoothie! The addition of chocolate chips is nice.

     
    1. mayurisjikoni

      May 27, 2018 at 7:11 pm

      Thanks Varada, added the chocolate chips to make it more appealing for kids. Just a little of their favorite things makes it easier.

       
  • chefmireille

    May 28, 2018 at 6:23 am

    definitely a nutritious and protein packed way to start the day

     
    1. mayurisjikoni

      May 28, 2018 at 2:18 pm

      Thanks Mireille, it sure is.

       
  • Renu Agrawal Dongre

    May 28, 2018 at 4:48 pm

    A very healthy combo for children’s…Banana, peanuts and oats….Loved it

     
    1. mayurisjikoni

      May 28, 2018 at 11:49 pm

      Thanks Renu

       
  • Pavani

    May 30, 2018 at 11:04 pm

    Such a creamy and protein packed smoothie. I love adding peanut butter to smoothies – makes them thick and delicious.

     
    1. mayurisjikoni

      May 31, 2018 at 8:50 pm

      Thanks Pavani and it adds a lot of flavor too.

       
  • themadscientistskitchen

    June 2, 2018 at 6:24 pm

    Wow this is so delicious and yummy. I love the smoothie will make this for breakfast.

     
    1. mayurisjikoni

      June 3, 2018 at 9:09 pm

      Thanks Archana.

       
  • cookingwithsapana

    June 12, 2018 at 3:17 pm

    I love adding oats in my smoothie but never tried with peanut butter.Will make this combo for sure.

     
    1. mayurisjikoni

      June 15, 2018 at 8:26 pm

      It tastes good as it gives a slight salty taste to the smoothie.

       

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