Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Nut Butter Banana Oat Smoothie

Nut Butter Banana Oat Smoothie
I've been meaning to make smoothies more often. My brother's consistently healthy diet totally makes me want to be better. So, in the efforts to bring myself and you more smoothies--I froze some bananas and put 'em in the freezer. Because in my world every good smoothie begins with frozen bananas.
Nut Butter Banana Oat Smoothie
And, obviously, the point of these smoothies is to try to get some healthy stuff up in my system. So I also put some nice oats and flaxseed meal in there (they also help keep ya full! So you don't overeat later!), milk for...whatever milk does...and nut butter for protein! Yayyy!
Nut Butter Banana Oat Smoothie
Fun story related to my brother and trying to get into shape: Josh came over and we went to my fitness room (finally) and he proceeded to help me do a "Kayle version" of his workout regimen for the next hour. At the end of that hour Josh was like "Eh, not the best workout but it was better than nothing." and Kayle was like "Uh...I cannot walk. My legs hurt super duper bad."

Technically the next 2 days were where the pain set in but...I fel wiped out from that workout. And I know it shouldn't have been that hard. But ugh, man oh man...I am NOT in shape. Plus-I have never done any kind of weight training and Josh had me using all the weights and stuff (admittedly mostly the 8-10 lb. weights but...still.)

Moral of the story is: I need to get my act together. And I started yesterday--I am going to try reeeeally hard to start working out on the regular. Here we go! Keep me honest, guys!
Nut Butter Banana Oat Smoothie
But enough about my weak out-of-shape-ness.

Smoothie time. It's all thick and kind of gritty (but like...in a good way? Makes ya feel healthy.) and it tastes super yummy. All nutty and banana-y. As a smoothie should be.

If you have spinach, I suggest you throw some in. I was out so...I couldn't. But you totally should.

(Side note: I convinced my brother to start putting spinach in his smoothies. He was suspicious but I reassured him he wouldn't taste it. He then returned to me and was like..."Dude...you don't taste it. That's awesome. Spinach in all my smoothies from now on."  But I digress.) 

PB AND BANANAS FOREVAHHHH


Nut Butter Banana Oat Smoothie

Author: Kayle, "The Cooking Actress"

Nut Butter Banana Oat Smoothie
Makes 1 large smoothie.
Ingredients:
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 3 tbsp. oats
  • 1 tbsp. flaxseed meal
  • 2 tbsp. nut butter of choice (I used my homemade almond peanut butter)
  • 1 cup milk (any kind will do-cow's, almond, soy, etc.)
Preparation:
  • Place all the ingredients in a blender.
  • Blend until everything is combined and smooth.
  • Serve!
Nut Butter Banana Oat Smoothie
Goodness. Those oats made a mess.
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