How’s that for a plant based elephant? Don’t worry, no elephants were harmed in the making of this smoothie.
My typical smoothie is almond milk, kale, a banana, chia seeds, and some other assortment of fruits and berries depending on what we have. I wanted to try a smoothie that would be a little bit different and be super filling. It had gotten later than usual in the morning, I didn’t have breakfast, and it was too early for lunch. I had a work commitment at 1pm and knew that I wouldn’t have a proper lunch until much later, if at all (I’m not advocating skipping meals… but sometimes life gets busy…). So I overhauled my smoothie to give it a little more staying power. Elephants love peanuts, right?
Green Elephant Smoothie
1 C almond milk or nondairy milk of choice
about 2-3 C kale, roughly chopped
1.5 T all natural peanut butter
1 T cocoa powder
1 T chia seeds
1/4 C oatmeal (rolled oats or “old fashioned” oats, uncooked)
The peanut butter definitely makes this a higher calorie smoothie, but it filled me up and tasted good, with enough “staying power” to hold me through until I got home in the mid afternoon. I think it would be a great pre-exercise breakfast, too! Enjoy!