This peanut butter banana smoothie is one of my favorite breakfasts. It's easy, filling, and tasty, a perfect way to start your day! It is also works well as a post workout smoothie, since it provides you with protein, fiber, and potassium.
I add ground flaxseed to this smoothie, which you could leave out if you don't have any on hand, but I recommend buying some. Flaxseed has great health benefits (click here to see more specifics) and is very versatile. You can throw a tablespoon into hot or cold cereal, mix it in some mustard before putting it on your sandwich, use it when baking, or add it to your smoothie like I did here.
The smoothie tastes better with bananas that are a little brown and ripe and you should definitely adjust the quantities to suit your tastes and preference on how thick you like your smoothie.
1 frozen banana (doesn't have to be frozen, but I prefer it that way)
1 cup milk
1 tablespoon peanut butter
1/4 cup old fashioned oats
1 tablespoon ground flaxseed (can use flaxseed oil if you like a thinner consistency)
Place all of the ingredients up until ice in a blender and combine. If you would like a thicker consistency add a few ice cubes, if you are looking for a thinner consistency add a little more milk or water.