A healthy spin on an oatmeal chocolate chip cookie, this smoothie is packed with protein and full of rich, chocolate flavor.
I’m not sure where the time went by my littlest one just turned six months old. How the HECK did that happen so quickly?! Everyone jokes that he is always smiling.Admittedly, he is a super chill, friendly and smiley baby.
He is the token laid-back second kid that tricks you into wanting a third. While he is usually in good spirits, he is also cutting teeth and it has been a royal pain in his mouth. As a result, he isn’t sleeping very well and we are back to 2-3 feedings a night.
Mama is exhausted and apparently I’m also starving because this Salted Chocolate Oatmeal Smoothie is exactly what I was craving during a recent 4am nursing session. The very next morning I woke up and made this smoothie to satisfy my craving. Man, did it hit the spot!
Rich cocoa flavor is sweetened naturally with a ripe banana and blended with creamy yogurt and oats to create a guilt-free smoothie that tastes more like a cookie than breakfast. If you love salt and chocolate as much as I do, be sure to check out my Lemon Shortbread with Salted Chocolate Drizzle and Chocolate Dipped Oranges with Sea Salt.
Your straw is waiting.
- 1 ripe banana
- 1 cup plain low fat yogurt
- 1/2 cup oats old fashioned or quick cooking
- 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 2 scoops chocolate protein powder + 1 cup water
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- ice to thicken
Place all ingredients in a high speed blender and puree until smooth. Start with a handful of ice and add more until you've reached desired consistency.
For a thicker smoothie, use more ice.
Photography by Alejandro Photography // Recipe by The Lemon Bowl