Yes, it is possible! I do have blog posts that aren’t about babies! Well, this recipe came about because my husband needed a little extra help while getting ready for work in the morning. But I am usually feeding a baby or asleep in bed anymore. So being able to help out is a little hard. I’ve been hoarding protein mixes for myself to make the smoothie process faster with a baby. Just add milk, DHA, banana, ice, and scoop of powder. I wanted to save it for myself, plus my husband probably would want something more calorically dense. So I did the math and figured out how to take everything in his normal morning shake and put it in one mix.
I figured this would be a great thing to share, even if it is pretty basic. Since I had a baby strapped onto me, I just used my iPhone for the photos. Things are getting a little better. He is starting to prefer being in the swing by himself over being strapped to me, which I am okay with.
A quick note- the recipe makes about 5 smoothies, which is just enough for the work week. The photos show me making a double recipe… sort of. For the photos I had leave out some of the oats. Doubling the recipe BARELY fits in a mason jar. So just keep that in mind. The recipe also includes ways to customize the mix.
For Dry Mix
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup pea protein (I used NOW unflavored)
- 1/4 cup chia seeds
- 1/4 cup dry sugar of choice
- 6-8 tbsp of dry mix (depending on how thick you want the shake)
- 10 oz soy or other plant based milk
- 1 banana
- 4-10 ice cubes
1Take all the ingredients for the dry mix and place in a mason jar. Shake until everything is mixed together. 2Place all the ingredients for the smoothie in the blender, and blend until smooth. Variations:
- Feel free to add any of the ingredients below for a special smoothie flavor
- a tablespoon of peanut or some other nut butter
- a leaf or two of a leafy green
- 1/2 tsp peppermint extract
- 1 peel and segmented orange