Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Choco-Banana Oats Smoothie | Easy Breakfast Recipes

Easy Breakfast Smoothies is one thing I resort to when I am out of time. A tall glass, like a beer glass of smoothie of some kind with an apple or toast makes a complete and filling morning breakfast for us. These days Bananas are trying to sneak into anything and everything I make. Be it a bread or a muffin, I am always browsing for recipes with banana in them. 'A' panics whenever I pick up a wilted banana and shouts "Please stop baking banana breads!!!Just give it a rest".

Throwing a wilted banana into the bin is a strict no-no to me. Its such a versatile fruit that you can sneak it into anything sweet, like this banana bread pudding that I made sometime back and now this smoothie. Adding roasted oats makes it extra filling and extra healthy. You can also add a few handful of blanched almonds when blending and garnish with candied walnuts to make it rich and crunchy. A handful of cornflakes will also give it a good crunch and I am thinking the Kelloggs 'K' here (the one which promises weight loss in weeks). On that note, I don't know how it works and it has never worked on me, but I love its taste ~ its extra sweet though I don't know wat they use to make it that sweet. Point to remember: I have to take a note of that next time I buy it. In that case, have it immediately or all you get will be sogginess.

~What U Need*~
Serves - 2 Beer glasses / 3 persons
Quick Cooking Oats - 5 tbsps
Ripe Bananas - 3
Chilled Milk - 2 cups
Sugar / Honey - 1 tbsp
Cocoa Powder - 2 tsps
Vanilla extract - 1/2 tsp(optional)

How I Made it:
Dry roast the oats till light brown and a nutty aroma comes off. Blend to a smooth powder. Add the remaining ingredients and blend till smooth.

Serve chilled!!!

** My Notes:
** Increase cocoa powder if you need it more chocolate-y. I wanted the banana flavor more and so used 2 tsps alone.
** Since I used Cadbury's cocoa powder, I skipped vanilla extract as Cadbury's cocoa has vanilla flavor added to it.

So thats it Folks...
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41 comments:

  1. Totally drooling here !!! This looks amazing :)

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  2. Healthy and yummy smoothie........Perfect smoothie for kids.

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  3. Very refreshing and super yummy way of kick starting the day..!

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  4. Healthy smoothie. Like the chocolaty flavor.

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  5. Very healthy and refreshing smoothie.. looks awesome !!

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  7. refereshing drink to start the day with.

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  8. Just made this the other day! Next time try using frozen banana, I'm sure you'll love it :)

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  9. Looks delicious Vimitha! So refreshing!!
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  10. Healthy and refreshing drink..

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  11. This is very interesting and yummy.... Will give it a shot today for break fast...

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  12. Wow just feel like grabbing that healthy drink

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  13. I love banana smoothie. It is very versatile as I can add other fruits like frozen berries. Totally yummy drink.

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  14. Am sorry I deleted the last comment by mistake. It was done unintentionally. I didnt even see who it was. Thought I was in the spam section and deleted it. Really sorry friend :(

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  15. wow..delicious and tempting .

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  16. Love to start my day with super filling healthy smoothie,my fav.

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  17. A great drink to kick start the day!

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  18. Perfect to start a day,refreshing smoothie.

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  19. Wow, tasty and healthy one..

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  20. healthy milkshake.. liked your first click dear..

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  21. Nice and healthy smoothie!

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  22. such a healthy and power packed start to a day!!

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  23. Healthy & delicious drink :)

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  24. yummy and healthy smoothie..

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  25. Very healthy and flavorful smoothie.

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