When the word “smoothie” used to come to mind, my first thought was “bleh”. Not because they were gross, but because I hadn’t made or found the one yet.
This folks – is. the. one. THE one & only. Just like Elvis himself. You just can’t knock a good thing.
The other reason I named this “the I love Elvis smoothie” is because my mother-in-law makes a (totally not real food, but amazing) buttercream cake frosting called I Love Elvis – which is made with Peanut Butter & Banana.
So how does this make in to a good for you green smoothie? Simple really. Let me show you!
I Love Elvis Smoothie
(approx. 3-4 servings)
1/2 to 1 cup of Oats
1/2 cup of filtered water
1/2 to 1 cup of Raw Milk
1 heaping tablespoon of organic peanut butter
2 large handfuls of spinach or mixed greens, preferably organic
3-4 frozen bananas, broken into chunks
1/8 to 1/4 cup of cocoa
Place your milk, water, oats, and greens into your blender & put your lid on. (I recommend this one, it makes it super smooooth & is probably the cheapest thing compared to the coveted Vitamix). I use the liquefy setting for about 20-30 seconds. Open it back up & add your peanut butter, broken frozen bananas, and cocoa (optional). Put the lid back on & use your crush ice setting until it doesn’t make bad noises anymore. It’s about 20 seconds. Then switch it to puree. Viola! You’re done! You should have the consistency of soft serve.
For the last week or so, this has been our go-to breakfast (our kids are obsessed) & even a few dinners for Chris & myself. It is incredibly satisfying, and filling. You’ve got protein, dairy, grains, fruit & veggies, and a little bit of cocoa if you’ve got a little bit of a sweet tooth like myself 😉 I have no idea how many calories this little guy packs, but since it’s whole foods- I’m honestly not too worried about it!
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