Strawberry Peanut Butter Smoothie

Today I am sharing a delicious, fast and healthy Strawberry Peanut Butter smoothie recipe with you guys that I whipped up this morning in between our morning feeding session and running errands.

As you may have seen, due to issues with with my milk supply, I have been trying to fit lots of lactation superfoods into my day, especially through my breakfasts and snacks. During Katie’s first week of birth, when my milk still hadn’t come in, I spent time researching which foods and spices could naturally help increase my milk supply. After conversations with my lactation consultant, pediatrician, fellow moms and of course a few Google inquirieres I found that oats were the most commonly mentioned item. Since then, I’ve enjoyed oatmeal for breakfast almost daily.

Today’s warm weather inspired me to enjoy oats in a different form – smoothie. This smoothie took just a few minutes to whip up and included items that I had in the pantry, refrigerator and freezer. It is packed with nutrients but still brimming with a delicious flavor that would please everyone from a picky child to a breastfeeding mom.

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Strawberry Peanut Butter Smoothie

Serving: 1

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup strawberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1 cup milk (I used Almond Breeze Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk)
  • 2 Tablespoons PB2 or 1 Tablespoon your favorite nut butter
  • 1 serving Vanilla Protein Powder (I used 2 scoops of Aloha Vanilla)
  • 1 Tablespoon ground flax seed meal
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds
  • 1/2 teaspooon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional but recommended especially if you don’t use vanilla almond milk)

Directions

  • Combine all ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth.
  • Pour in bowl or glass and top with your choice of toppings which could include fresh sliced strawberries, granola or nothing at all.
  • Enjoy immediately with a spoon or straw!
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