Our favorite household breakfast smoothie - this Peanut Butter Banana Oat Milk Smoothie is great for a quick yet filling breakfast for kids and adults. The ingredients can also be tweaked so in case you are looking for more of a weight gain smoothies for toddlers or yourself.
*This post has been reviewed by Dora Babic-Cikos, PhD Nutritional Science
Why we love this oat milk smoothie recipe:
- easy recipe made in 5 minutes in a blender
- nutrient rich healthy breakfast
- creamy smoothie
- has healthy fats and no added sugar
- great as a weight gain smoothie for baby, toddler and adults
Creamy and Delicious, with a BIG Energy and Nutrient Boost
Smoothies are a great way to boost your child's calorie intake, especially if they have trouble eating solids (or go on an impromptu hunger strike).
Since our kids love the banana milk recipe we knew they would love a more nutrient dense banana smoothie.
Some days they just don't want to eat or drink anything, especially if they're sick, but often it's far easier to load up on nutrients and calories in a smoothie rather than a solid meal. This is the same for both adults and kids.
And a nutrient-dense smoothie like this is a perfect way to deal kick start the day or get rid of the mid-afternoon hunger pangs. This is the smoothie that half of our adult Creative Nourish team uses as their breakfast (cos they are busy and have kids, you know).
We will also show options on how to make in more calorie dense to it is a great banana smoothie for weight gain.
Bananas, peanut butter and oats are foods that have a high calorie count, providing a great source of energy for your child (or for you). This peanut butter banana oatmeal smoothie is made from simple ingredients and no added sugar.
- Bananas - provide a sweet taste as well as a lot of potassium, and vitamins B6 and C. We use a fresh banana but you can also use a frozen banana. The riper the banana the sweeter the taste. If making for kids I like to use overripe banana.
- Rolled oats - are one of the greatest grains you can have at home because they are so versatile. You can use them in baked dishes, breakfast porridges, puddings, and pancakes. They also combine well with bananas to form a beautifully creamy texture. On top of that, they provide plenty fiber and slow-release carbs.
- Oat milk - provides both protein and carbs to this smoothie, plus a good dose of calcium if you choose a calcium added oat milk. If you are making this smoothie for baby or toddler then we recommend full-fat dairy milk as it is more nutrient dense and babies and toddlers require more fats in their diet for growth and development.
- Peanut butter - provides more healthy fats and protein, plus micronutrients such as biotin and copper. You can use smooth creamy peanut butter or crunchy peanut butter
This smoothie is also part of our 13 High-calorie smoothies for weight gain.
How to make this banana oat milk smoothie recipe?
Feel free to swap in your milk of choice. We use oat milk for adults or full-fat dairy milk for kids.
For added sweetness, choose your ripest banana. And for peanut butter, try to find one where the list of ingredients is nothing more than peanuts.
- Place all the ingredients in a high speed blender (we use the Nutribullet or the Magic Bullet)
- Blend until you have a smooth creamy smoothie
You can top it with some fresh fruit or banana slices.
How to make this smoothie for weight gain?
We love playing around with this peanut butter banana oatmeal smoothie. I have drank variations of it every morning for the past 6 years. Below is the list of ingredients you can add to this peanut butter banana smoothie.
- whole nuts before blending (hazelnuts, cashews, almonds)
- different nut butter (almond butter, cashew butter, hazelnut butter)
- seed butters (sunflower seed butter or pumpkin seed butter)
- chia seeds
- hemp seeds
- ground flax seeds
- cocoa powder
- protein powder for adults - chocolate or vanilla protein powder work great here
- ground cinnamon
- ground ginger
- ground nutmeg
- different milks - goat's milk, coconut milk, soy milk, almond milk, cashew milk
- ice cubes
Store leftover smoothie in an airtight container for in the fridge for up to 3 days. It may turn brownish because due to oxidantion. The banana oat smoothie is safe to consume though. If you want to prevent the browning then drop a few drops of lemon juice in the smoothie before placing in the airtight container in the fridge and shake before consuming.
This creamy peanut butter smoothie can also be frozen in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 6 months. Thaw overnight in the fridge and shake before consuming.
This smoothie has approx 500 calories with 82 grams of carbs, 14 grams of protein and 14 grams of fat which makes it a high calorie smoothie.
If making for kids they will most likely drink only half of this smoothie and you can store the other half in an airtight container in the fridge.
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Banana Peanut Butter Oat Milk Smoothie
- ½ cup oats
- 1 banana
- 2 teaspoon peanut butter
- 1 cup oat milk or full-fat milk for kids
- Place all the ingredients in a high speed blender
- Blend until you have a smooth creamy smoothie