Guess what? We’re gonna use more fruit today! This banana, peanut, and oat milkshake work perfectly as an energetic breakfast kick! Really filling, high in proteins and nutrients so a perfect boost to start the day! Now I know that peanuts have a bad rep, however, unsalted peanuts don’t seem to have more calories than other nuts and are actually very high in protein, a bit higher in fats than almonds, however, if you take this as a breakfast with a balanced diet, you will have plenty of time during the day to burn those fats. But enough talk and off to mixing!!
- Peanuts (unsalted)
- Milk (Almond Milk)
- Malt powder
- Salt (just a pinch)
In this mix we’re gonna use raw oats, they are safe to eat but to avoid unwanted side effects like constipation, soak them in the milk beforehand, (we’re gonna be adding milk later anyway so better safe than sorry, right? Of course, we’re talking about instant oats here, so they already half-cooked and prepped beforehand anyway, actual un prepped oats will give you hard unpleasant lumps in your drink so they aren’t that ideal. We suggest you go for the standard instant one that is ready in two minutes cooking.)
After soaking the oats, it is pretty straightforward. Place the nuts, oats, malt powder (optional), and milk (we suggest almond milk for this recipe but your favorite milk will work too) in a blender and blend. Add the bananas (chopped slightly to help the blender), a pinch of salt to boost the flavors, and the honey for extra sweetness, and give another blend. Add more milk if you want it thinner, serve, and enjoy!!
You can heat this up in the cold weather for a soothing warm drink or serve cold in the warmer seasons! Just keep in mind that when you heat it up the moisture will evaporate so, either add more milk before you heat it up or enjoy it as a porridge/custard meal. You may want to try it with different nuts (almonds or hazelnuts should work perfectly well) or replace the malt powder with vanilla or cinnamon (cinnamon will help burn some of the fats actually, just remember to take cinnamon in moderation since it has coumarin as we discussed in our Cinnamon Tea blog). You can even add some caramel to make this a real treat (just remember that caramel isn’t the healthiest toping, but hey, we’re entitled to live every now and again, right?). Hope you try this tasty, filling drink, and let us know your thoughts about it!