Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. I am a member of Peanut Butter & Co.’s Yum Squad. All opinions are my own.
I am so excited to share today’s post! I feel like I owe you guys something healthy and nutrient-packed, especially after the pumpkin squares with buttercream frosting and the chocolate drizzled maple pecan bars! So today we are going to say, “see ya later” to that boring old breakfast, and “step right in” to this totally mouthwatering Peanut Butter, Banana and Oatmeal Smoothie Bowl! This smoothie bowl is delicious, nutritious and totally satisfying. No more sitting at your desk at work with your stomach growling, counting the minutes til lunch! Those days are over!
Have you hopped on the smoothie bowl bandwagon yet? I have to say, I was perfectly content drinking my smoothies through a straw, and if you follow the blog you know I have a hard time with change, so why ruin a good thing? Right? Well, I finally dove into this wonderful bowl of healthiness and decided, change is good. Really good! Now, don’t get me wrong I still really love my smoothies, but these smoothie bowls are all that and so much more! More flavors, more textures, and so much more fun!
I created today’s smoothie bowl for my friends at Peanut Butter & Company. They are partnering with Bob’s Red Mill to declare the month of October as #Oatober, and since I enjoy all they both have to offer, I really wanted to be a part of it. For this smoothie bowl I used one of my favorite flavors of peanut butter from Peanut Butter & Company. It’s called The Bee’s Knees. You guessed it friends, it’s peanut butter blended with delicious honey! I just want to eat it by the spoonful out of the jar! I have been enjoying all their flavors of peanut butter for years, and love the fact that they are all natural with no trans fats and no high-fructose corn syrup. If you haven’t tried their peanut butter, take it from me, it’s worth it to take a peek at what they have to offer! You’ll have a hard time choosing a favorite flavor.
I also added some organic old fashioned rolled oats from Bob’s Red Mill for protein and fiber. I love using their products because I know it’s always top quality, and that’s what I want in the food I eat, and the food I serve to my family and friends. The foundation for the smoothie bowl is some frozen bananas with the addition of a little greek yogurt, milk and just a bit of honey for sweetness. I topped it off with my homemade granola, which I know you are going to love, fresh strawberries and sliced bananas! The recipe for the granola is more than enough for topping the bowl with extra for snacking! What’s so fun about these bowls is that you can add whatever you want. Change up the fruit, add some nuts, substitute almond milk for whole milk, you make the rules with this one! So if you haven’t already hopped on the smoothie bowl bandwagon, take it from me, change is good! Breakfast will never be the same!
- 1 1/2 cups Bob's Red Mill Organic Old Fashioned Oats
- 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
- 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1 Tbsp. coconut oil
- 2 Tbsp. molasses
- 1 1/2 Tbsp. brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla
- 2 cups sliced frozen bananas
- 3 Tbsp. The Bee's Knees Peanut Butter
- 1/2 cup Bob's Red Mill Organic Old Fashioned Oats
- 1 5.3 oz. container Greek yogurt
- 1 tsp. honey
- 1/4 - 1/2 cup milk
- Toppings: sliced strawberries, sliced bananas, granola
- Granola: Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
- Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
- In medium bowl combine oats, sunflower seeds, coconut, cinnamon and salt.
- In microwave safe bowl, combine maple syrup, coconut oil, molasses and brown sugar. Microwave mixture for one minute.
- Add vanilla and mix until well combined.
- Pour liquid mixture over oat mixture until all oats are thoroughly coated.
- Spread on prepared sheet.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes. Stirring after 10 minutes.
- Remove from oven and let cool. Extra can be stored in airtight container.
- Smoothie: in a blender, combine bananas, peanut butter, oats, greek yogurt, honey and 1/4 cup milk. Blend until smooth. Mixture should be thick enough to eat with a spoon. Add extra milk if you like a thinner consistency.
- Pour the smoothie into a bowl.
- Add toppings to taste.