I’ve been trying so hard to simplify things lately. Time management is not my strength. So, pair that with my flair of taking on anything and everything and you’ve got the equivalent of a madwoman. I’ve only got myself to blame.
So, when I noticed we had about three thousand frozen bananas in the freezer, I figured I’d make some banana bread. Mondays and Tuesdays are so busy…they flew by…no time to bake. Wednesday…no. Thursday…still, no. Friday, Saturday, Sunday…no, no, no. Yesterday was no different from any other busy Monday, but in my painful effort for simplification…I decided to throw those bananas into the blender and create the flavors of banana bread that can come together in 30 seconds flat. Guess what? I did it. And, yes, my desk is still covered in piles of papers and my to-do list is still screaming at me like an angry baby. But friends, after drinking both servings of this thick and frosty smoothie myself…I’m feeling pretty darn good.
Banana Bread Smoothie
- 1 1/2 frozen bananas
- 1/4 cup ice cubes
- 2 heaping tablespoons rolled oats
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons toasted chopped walnuts
- Add everything but the walnuts to your blender. Process on high until nice and smooth. Pour into two glasses and top with a tablespoon of walnuts for each glass.
Best smoothie I’ve ever had! Although, I didn’t have vanilla extract so I added a touch of vanilla coffee creamer and I included the nuts instead of having them on top. Sooooooooo yummy!!!
Virginia! You’ve got me smiling from ear to ear! So happy you enjoyed this…it’s a favorite of mine! The vanilla coffee creamer was a great substitute and love that you blended the nuts…I bet that added some great flavor. :)
Your blog is so amazing, I just found it and I have a big smile on my face. Now I feel excited and motivated to go and spend more time in my kitchen!
Thank you for all this wonderful work you do!
Maira…you’ve just put a huge smile on my face! So glad you found your way here! I hope you get a chance to cook some recipes and really hope you love them. Thank you so much for your kindness. xo
I’ve been back on my smoothie train and I too have several bananas in the freezer waiting to be used up. I’m making this for snack today. Thanks for the inspiration!
Oooh…I hope you love it, Theresa! :)
Rebecca @ NOURISHED. the blog
Look at how thick and creamy this smoothie is!! Love that you added oats and nuts here – the perfect breakfast in a glass!
Thanks so much, Rebecca. Yeah, thick smoothies are super satisfying, aren’t they?
What is the calorie count on this one?
Great question, Rachel. This recipe serves 2 at about 188 calories each. Enjoy!
Carrie @ poet in the pantry
Putting this on my list for smoothies this week! <3 Love it!
Yay!!! So happy to hear that, Carrie!!! This is one of my favorites! Happy new year!
Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust
I’m glad I’m not the only one hoarding frozen bananas. At last check I had over a dozen. And 5 more spotted on the counter!! This smoothie would be the perfect breakfast!
Quinton @ Southern Food Lovin'
I am all about smoothies. I am all about banana bread as well. But, mixing them together OMG! I am in heaven.
Kate @ Framed Cooks
I deal with the ripe banana issue on the regular, and it’s great to have recipes other than traditional banana bread to use…not that there is anything wrong with banana bread! This looks scrumptious…pinned!