Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Smoothie
I haven’t made a smoothie in quite some time, I’ve been too busy making ice creams, cakes, and brownies! To be honest, I like baking so much more than dumping a few ingredients in a blender and drinking it. Boooring. It’s way more fun frosting some cakes, slicing them and handing them out to people. You can’t really share a smoothie and they don’t often get a lot of “presentation points.” Especially this Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Smoothie. It looks a bit like brown sludge, but after one sip you’ll realize it’s delicious sludge 🙂
Made with cocoa, peanut butter flour and other healthy ingredients, you’ll get a healthy serving of fiber, protein, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. This smoothie is rich, creamy, sweet, and satisfying — perfect for the new year!
Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Smoothie
- 1 cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
- ¼ cup Peanut Flour
- ¼ cup Old Fashioned Rolled Oats
- 2 tbs Unsweetened Dutch Processed Cocoa Powder
- 1 tbs Ground Flaxseed
- 3 packets Natural Sweetener (stevia, Truvia, etc.)
- pinch of Salt
- Add all of the ingredients to a blender and puree until completely smooth. This smoothie thickens the longer it sits, so I recommend refrigerating overnight for a super thick texture. If you don't want to wait, simply blend in a handful of ice cubes and puree until completely smooth.
Now that’s what I call a healthy smoothie!
Add a straw and you’re ready to go!
With love and good eats,
Hmmm, that looks lush! I’d use cacao powder to make even healthier. 🙂
This sounds so good! I love adding oats to my smoothies–it makes them extra thick and gives it a unique, nutty flavor. Can’t wait to try this!
aaaaand now I need to get peanut flour!
For people with peanut allergies, would almond flour work equally well?
Claire- peanut flour has some thickening properties so almond flour might not make a smoothie as thick as the one I made, but I’m sure it’ll work!
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I checked out your blog right after meeting you in Starbucks. And by the way, it was so much fun to look through your recipes and read your posts. My favorite was definitely the eclairs 😉
I couldn’t figure out how to comment on your posts though 🙁
Still, I will definitely be coming back to your site for more!
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This looks good. I love the combination of peanut butter and chocolate, so the idea that I could drink it and it would be healthy is pretty attractive.
I’m a bit hesitant, though. I’ve been into baking for awhile and want to start eating healthier, but have never tried most of the ingredients listed on a lot of sites like this one. I see recipes that I want to try, then so many items in it seem foreign that I’m normally scared away. I’m experimenting a bit with vegetarian food, but far from vegan.
This one is a little bit less scary. The only ingredients I haven’t tried are peanut flour, almond milk (or any milk alternative), and Truvia (or any granulated sugar alternative).
Do you have any suggestions for someone just exploring the idea of trying these kinds of recipes, especially with so many new and unfamiliar ingredients? Are most items easy to find in grocery stores? Are there any recipes that come to mind that might be better for a beginner who is hesitant to stock their pantry with a bunch of new items just to try something?
I hope I’m not imposing by asking for advice. You seem really passionate about what you’re doing and some of your recipes really do sound great, and healthy! (Especially as I struggle with blood-sugar problems that higher protien, lower sugar consumption could help).
I totally understand what you’re going through, I was in your shoes just a few years ago. Chia? Quinoa? Spirulina? GAH! But don’t worry, they’re nothing to be afraid of, and you’ll never know this smoothie is vegan 🙂
Peanut flour has all the flavor of peanuts and peanut butter, but it’s just lower in fat, higher in fiber and higher in protein. It’s kind of like storebought PB2, but without the added sugar and salt. It can be used in sweet and savory recipes, just mix it with some water/milk and BAM, it looks like peanut butter! Check out the Peanut Butter Frosting recipe here:
As for the almond milk, I just use it because it’s non-GMO, sugar-free and really cheap at Costco 😉 You can use any milk you like though, like cow’s milk (preferably organic).
Truvia is like a healthier/all-natural version of Splenda and Sweet ‘n’ Low. While Truvia isn’t organic, it IS non-GMO (I contacted the company myself to ask). Truvia doesn’t raise your blood sugar either, which is a plus.
I buy the majority of my items online because they are FAR cheaper than buying them in grocery stores (grocery stores increase their prices to pay for overhead costs, such as electricity, rent, employees, etc). I always use Amazon.com and iHerb.com … They both have fast and free shipping options too. All of my baking items are in my Amazon store here:
And don’t worry at all, don’t feel bad about asking questions 🙂 If you are wondering this, surely there are dozens of other people out there with the same question (I receive emails about this all the time)
I hope I answered your questions, let me know if you have any more!
Thank you so much for the detailed answer. I don’t feel so alone anymore. 🙂 I think the peanut flour sounds quite good and the protein is a plus. My husband loves smoothies so I’ve been looking at ways to make them healthier and higher protein, without adding a ton more calories to them (he used to just dump a ton of flavoured yogurt in). This might be a good option.
You’ve inspired me to at least give a couple recipes a try, and balance our diet with some more healthy alternatives.
Thanks again. 🙂
You’re never alone!
I’m super excited for you to try my recipes, I hope you love them 🙂
This looks so yummy and I appreciate all the conversation about thickening flours.
i want to alert you though, to Truvia. I have used and loved the taste of this product, but I just learned that it has very little stevia in it. A fraction. And the majority is based on cornstarch, GMO style! Look it up to see for yourself. I was sooo disappointed. Oh well.
I actually contacted the Truvia company myself not that long ago, to inquire about an organic product to hit grocery store shelves. I was informed that Truvia is NOT genetically modified, contrary to popular belief (both the stevia and erythritol are non-GMO). And I was also told that Truvia is not made from corn.
I alternate between using organic stevia and Truvia, depending on whatever is available in stores and whichever one is cheaper/on sale… I just prefer the taste of Truvia 🙂
This may sound like a silly question but I was just wondering for convenience sake if I could mix all the dry ingredients together put it in a zip lock and just label it to add the necessary amount of milk when I wanted to blend it together later. How long would all of the ingredients stay good for?
You can definitely mix all the dry ingredients together beforehand in a little container! That way, you can just grab one, dump it into a blender and add the milk… great idea!
I think the dry mixture in the container would keep for as long as they would in their original packaging 🙂
Hope you like the smoothie!!
I just wanted to let you know that I did end up trying out this recipe (and a couple others) after our little conversation earlier in this comment thread. I LOVE this smoothie, and adore peanut flour. Thank you so much for the encouragement to try it out. 🙂 I’m adding it into different recipes for the protein, and my husband and I love it in pancakes (especially with some chocolate chips).
I’ve tried a couple variations of this smoothie now, normally substituting the sweeteners. I don’t mind Truvia, but my husband doesn’t seem to like the taste of any of the healthy ones we’ve tried so far (though date sugar and maple sugar seem to have interested him), so that lead to some experimenting. I’ve tried maple syrup (not bad), brown sugar (tasted fine, but not healthy), and then today my absolute favourite: I added about 1/3 of a frozen banana instead of any sweetener and it tasted wonderful! I figured banana goes well with both peanut butter and chocolate, so why not? 🙂
YAY I’m so happy to hear that!! You have no idea, I’m so glad you got to try a few of my recipes 🙂
Great idea with substituting the sweetener with some banana. That sounds delicious!
Oh, and GENIUS idea with adding the peanut flour to pancakes, oh goodness… I need to try that.
Thanks so much for letting me know how everything turned out 🙂
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What a stunning smoothie! 🙂
I dont have peanut flour or almond flour or pb2 powder is their anything else i could possibly use? Thank you.
Peanut flour really helps thicken the smoothie, so you will either need to reduce the milk or add more oats, and add a tablespoon or two of natural peanut butter to the recipe 🙂
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So I really want to try this ! But I don’t have peanut flour My husband has some Pb2 powder though would I add the same as I would the peanut flour?? I also have no flaxseed, do I absolutely need it?
PB2 is basically the same as peanut flour, it just has added sugar and salt. It will work in place of the peanut flour just fine 🙂
And the flax is just there to help thicken it. You can definitely replace it with an extra tablespoon of PB2!
This is a game changer for lower fat creamy decadent tasting treats! The oat base gives it a thick creamy consistency without the fat of a cashew base smoothie [which are quite decadent, but more work, more $, and more fat] I think I used 3 T cocoa, but everything else was about the same. Thanks for sharing…this one is a keeper!
I love this one, thank you