Some mornings are milkshake mornings. These also tend to be the kind of mornings that also require old-school Mariah Carey blasting into the bathroom while you belt it out in the shower. It’s possible that I’m only speaking for myself here. Surely you’re more refined in the morning with your black coffee and classical music.
I created a smoothie that could best satisfy my morning milkshake craving. Peanut butter helps things feel much more indulgent (so does Mariah Carey).
Chia seeds are my current jam. I love that they’re packed with omegas.
Chia seeds also help to thicken the smoothie. They expand when they touch liquid. You can also leave the chia seeds out of the smoothie. No pressure. That’s cool too.
Ground cinnamon and fresh nutmeg help this smoothie taste like banana bread.
No harm in that.
I should tell you now… tomorrow is going to get a little cat-crazy here on Joy the Baker. Consider yourself warned. … ok, that sort of sounded like a threat. It wasn’t.
Green smoothies are worthwhile. Of course they are. It’s also cool if you need a milkshake. There’s no shame in that game.
I topped my smoothie-milkshake with my current breakfast obsession: Toasted Oat Muesli. Breakfast with a straw and spoon. This just feels right.
Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie
makes 2 small or 1 large smoothie
1 banana, mashed or cut into chunks (frozen bananas will create a colder smoothie)
1/2 cup yogurt (I used Vanilla Goat Yogurt)
¼ cup all-natural peanut butter
¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
big pinch freshly grated nutmeg
2 tablespoon chia seeds (optional)
1 ½ cups cold almond milk
Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Serve immediately. It’s that easy!