Instead of Apple Jacks it tasted like something better . . . cake batter! Creamy, drinkable cake batter. YUM! What a pleasant surprise! Brian actually thought it tasted like banana bread batter. Either way, how can you go wrong? As a bonus, it's green so if you've made a resolution to make healthier choices, this is a fantastic way to start your day. (I omitted the apple but you could leave it in for an extra serving of fruit without altering the taste of the smoothie.)
Green Cake Batter Smoothie
3 tbsp. old-fashioned oats
2 tbsp. vanilla protein powder (I use Lifetime Life's Basics unsweetened vanilla)
4 small pitted dates or 2 large Medjool dates, pits removed
1 tsp cinnamon
1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1 bag baby spinach
3 frozen bananas
8 ice cubes
1. Combine oats, protein powder, dates, cinnamon, and almond milk in a blender and let sit for 15 minutes or overnight.
2. Add the spinach and blend well.
3. Add the bananas and ice and blend again until creamy and smooth.
Makes 2 large servings (Although I drink the whole thing myself so it keeps me full for quite a while! You could also easily cut the recipe in half.)
What's your favorite green smoothie?
Some of my other favorite smoothies (green and otherwise):