Yesterday we had an opportunity, post my half marathon, to shop at the most enormous Trader Joe’s I’ve ever been to. It was just paradise. Of course, my girls headed to the peanut butter aisle to grab the newest member of the cookie butter family – chocolate swirl! I knew the requests for a smoothie would be eminent and they were. Mondays deserve something sweet to get out of bed, right? First thing this morning, as I hobbled down the steps carefully, the first request came in. As indulgent as it is, I put my healthy spin on it so it had some nutritional value and energize them on this dismal Monday.
1 cup of almond milk (chocolate, vanilla or unsweetened)
8 ice cubes
1 scoop of protein powder (I used Cabot’s Whey protein powder)
1/4 cup of gluten free Bob’s Red Mill rolled oats (use whatever oats you have)
Pinch of cinnamon
3 tablespoons of almond butter (I used Justin’s maple almond butter) use what you like
2 tablespoon of cookie butter (I used Trader Joe’s swirl) but Biscoff will also work (find this at your local grocery store in the nut butter aisle)
Add all of the ingredients into your Vitamix or blender and blend until creamy and smooth. Pour into two glasses and enjoy!
— Knead to Cook