When I want a smoothie for breakfast, this is my go-to beverage of choice. For a little treat, instead of rolled oats and fruit in a bowl, I like to add a little variety by blending it up. Between the oats and the peanut butter, it keeps me full all morning.
It is best to drink this smoothie with a big glass straw. Skinny straws are not going to cut muster, because there is not enough room for the tasty bits to flow.
The total calories for this smoothie come to 390.38 calories. You can save 25.8 calories by using only 3 chocolate covered espresso beans and another 17.5 calories if you use water or more coffee instead of almond milk. While halving the peanut butter would also save you 70 calories, I find I need that extra protein in my smoothie to hold me through until lunch. Experiment and see what works for you. As for the magnesium, it is an optional add-in. I find it gets my day off to a good start, if you know what I mean. 😉It also helps with my sugar cravings.
- 6 Dark chocolate covered espresso beans (51.6 calories)
- 1/2 cup Rolled oats (75 calories)
- 2 teaspoons Calm magnesium (.28 calories, optional add in)
- 1/2 cup Almond milk (17.5 calories)
- 3/4 cup (6oz) Black coffee, room temperature or colder (1 calorie)
- 1 Frozen banana (105 calories)
- 2 tablespoon Natural peanut butter (140 calories)
- 6 ice cubes (2 cubes to cool down fresh coffee) (0 calories)
Total: 390.38 calories
- Brew the coffee by whichever method you like. Add two ice cubes to the coffee to cool it down.
- In a blender, mix the oats until they reach a fine, powdery consistency.
- Add remaining 4 ice cubes, almond milk, iced coffee, peanut butter, chocolate covered espresso beans, and frozen banana. Blend until smooth.
- Check the viscosity to make sure it is smooth and icy, but still flows nicely through your straw.