Smoothies are great, huh? Have 'em breakfast, have 'em for lunch, or yes even for dinner (like me). They're quick, healthy, and super customizable, too. I love to try to replicate actual proper meals and make them into delicious smoothies. My French Toast Smoothie was particularly successful and got rave reviews! French toast...done, now I'm onto muffins! We all want that great taste of french toast or a decadent breakfast muffin, but perhaps we could do without the flour, oil, and sugar involved. That's where smoothies swoop in to save the day...or at least my sweet tooth!
This thick and creamy chocolate banana smoothie tastes just a like breakfast muffin!
Chocolate Banana Muffin Smoothie
- 1 1/4 cup water
- 1 frozen banana
- 1/4 cup walnuts
- 1 medjool date, pitted
- 3 Tbsp. rolled oats
- 1 Tbsp. maple syrup
- 1 Tbsp. whole flax seeds
- 1/2 Tbsp. nutritional yeast
- 1/2 Tbsp. cocoa nibs (optional)
- 1/2 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp. xanthan gum (optional but highly recommended)
- pinch of salt
Combine all ingredients in a blender. Blend on high for a few minutes, until well combined and smooth.
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