But want to keep it healthy? I’ve got you covered. This healthy smoothie will satisfy any chocolate craving but doesn’t have any added sugar. The best part is, it’ll keep you full all morning. It’s well balanced with protein, carbs and fats. Feel free to substitute your favorite nut butter or milk in the recipe. Almond butter would be an amazing addition to this smoothie!
Let’s make it!
The only ingredient you might not have already prepared
is a frozen banana. If you don’t have a banana sliced and frozen, you can add in 1/2 cup of ice and decrease the oat milk by 1/4 – 1/2 cups. On weekends, I like to slice a 2-3 banana and put in a freezer bag, laying flat, so I have frozen bananas ready to go for smoothies or oatmeal all week long, as they’re my go-to for sweetening both of these foods.
If you’re looking to cut carbs or decrease fat?
For decreasing carbs, you can omit the rolled oats, only use half of a banana and substitute 1/4 cup of ice. If you want to decrease fat, you can substitute cocoa powder for the dutch processed cocoa powder as dutch processed contains fat. You can also omit the peanut butter and use PB2 instead.
My favorite protein powder is Tera’s Whey. I’ve tried quite a few different types of protein powder over the years. It is the only one that I’ve found that checks all of the important boxes. It doesn’t have an artificial aftertaste, isn’t gritty and is available at my local grocery store. The only downside is the protein to gram ratio, it’s a little lower than 1:1 – this is a tip I learned from Lauren Gleisberg years ago that has really stuck with me. To me, the delicious flavor and smooth texture outweigh the one downside.
Chocolate Oat Smoothie
- 1 cup Oat Milk
- 1 frozen banana, sliced
- 1 scoop Chocolate Tera’s Whey
- 1 scoop Vanilla Tera’s Whey
- 1 tbsp peanut butter
- 1 tsp Dutch processed cocoa powder
- ¼ cup rolled oats
- Combine all ingredients in blender, blend until smooth – typically about 1 to 1½ minutes