Most mornings, I’m so late rushing to work that I can barely remember to grab a yogurt on my way out the door. Then, every once in a while, I find a couple extra minutes (and I literally mean a couple, as in two) to treat myself to something special. Yesterday was one of those days, and as soon as I saw my opening, I called on my general knowledge of smoothie-making and threw together the Banana Breakfast Smoothie you see before you. It’s filling, deliciously banana-ey, and creamy with a touch of cinnamon. I need to hit the snooze button one less time more often.
The cast of characters: a cup of almond milk (sweetened and flavored is just fine, soy will do too), one banana, ¼ cup quick oats (because it’s breakfast), 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed (because we’re trying to be healthy), 1 teaspoon cinnamon and half to a full cup of ice.
Place ingredients in a blender and blend on high until smooth.
So smooth. The banana I used was nice and ripe so I didn’t need to add any sweetener, but feel free to adjust the sweetness as you see fit with stevia, honey or anything else that you might fancy.
Here’s to starting our mornings on the right foot. Drink up!
- 1 cup almond or soy milk
- 1 banana
- ¼ cup quick oats, uncooked
- 1 tablespoon ground flax
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ cup ice
- stevia or honey if desired
- Combine ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
- Serve and enjoy!
- Makes 1 smoothie