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Meal In A Cup
Can you think of anything more convenient than having all your macros in a single cup? Smoothies are ideal for calorie and nutrient-dense meals, in a hurry. And with nothing to clean afterward!
Because of this, smoothies are a consistent part of our daily routine. They are perfect for an on-the-go meal, or when your kids (or you) are sick.
Last but not least, the fact that it tastes like a liquid Snickers bar is just another reason for you to try it and let us know what you think!
Snickers Smoothie Nutritional Stuff
Peanut butter is full of calories and healthy fats but is also a decent source of protein. When looking at the micronutrients it provides a fair amount of copper and biotin.
Oats are a fantastic grain, and a great source of complex carbohydrates and fiber and also provide additional calories to this smoothie. With the milk and peanut butter, they form a perfect creamy texture that is just too good to pass.
Chia seeds are a great source of antioxidants that are always welcome in any nutrition but especially if the immune system has been compromised which is what happens when someone catches a cold. They also add to the fiber and fat content of the meal.
Raw cocoa powder, along with the peanut butter, is a must-have to get that Snickers taste. It just wouldn't be the same without it. It also provides wonderful antioxidants that are great for your body on any given day and especially one when you are sick.
Snickers Smoothie Preparation Tips
If preparing this for a sick child that needs extra hydration and calories, I would definitely recommend sticking with whole animal-based milk. But if not, any plant-based milk will work too (we found that almond milk tastes the best here).
If you are out of peanut butter, you can use any other nut (or seed) butter. It will still provide the right amount of calories, fat, and protein. And it will taste great, but not as much like Snickers!
Otherwise, prep is super simple – just put everything in a blender and blend!
- 10 oz whole animal-based milk
- 1 tsp peanut butter
- 1 tsp chia seeds
- 1 tbsp oats
- 1 tsp raw cocoa powder
- 1 tbsp agave syrup
- Blend all the ingredients together
- Add more milk for a thinner consistency if desired