Recipe: Peanut Butter Breakfast Smoothie

Last week we talked about how a solid breakfast is essential for consistent energy, and you might know that I'm always a big advocate for smoothies.

When properly constructed, they can be filling, nutritious, and balanced meals that set the stage for a healthy day. I've whipped up a special smoothie recipe that does just that! This Peanut Butter Breakfast Smoothie is full of complex carbs (which are slower digesting for lasting energy), plus protein, fiber, and healthy fats (for lots of staying power).

Peanut Butter Breakfast Smoothie
1/4 cup rolled oats (soaked in 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk for at least one hour to soften)
1 frozen banana*
1 Tbs. organic peanut butter
1 1/2 tsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp. chia seeds
1 tsp. honey (as desired)
1 cup unsweetened almond milk

Combine all ingredients, blend thoroughly, and enjoy. If desired, top with extra chia seeds.

*I love the smooth texture that frozen bananas add, plus they make your smoothie nice and cold. That said, if you don't have any in the freezer, just use a regular banana and consider adding some ice as well.