Ever since my stepmom got that blender that is the best blender in the whole world and that I rave about all the time I have been blending everything. And then when I found out that my parents got Josh and I that blender that is the best blender in the whole world and that I rave about all the time as a future wedding present, I have been telling Josh all the things I want to blend for him when we’re married. Like green smoothies and soups and ice creams, and a very special so-decadent-it’s-a-dessert-but-it’s-really-a-meal smoothie I created recently.
I’ll be the first one to tell you my usual smoothies are not the decadent sort. They’re green and packed with fruits and veggies and hemp protein powder and chia seeds. They taste delicious and are great for me, and I make them nearly every day. That being said, sometimes my taste buds want a little variety. And the variety I was in the mood for the day I made this Cookie Butter Smoothie was for a drink that tasted like a milkshake that I could eat as a meal.
If you have not tried cookie butter (sometimes called speculoos) you need to. It’s crumbled up gingerbread cookies ground into a paste. And if you’re looking for a drink to pair it with, try it with almondmilk. Something about the two tastes just go perfectly together. I may or may not have figured this out by eating the cookie butter out of the jar with a spoon and washing it down with a glass of Silk. When I was in the mood for a decadent smoothie I knew I wanted to blend those two flavors together. This recipe is simple and quick and oh so tasty.
Cookie Butter Smoothie
½ cup old fashioned oatmeal
1 tablespoon peanut butter
1 tablespoon cookie butter
1 cup Silk PureAlmond Unsweetened Vanilla
1 banana, sliced
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
Handful of ice cubes
- This could not be a more simple recipe. Put all ingredients in the blender (if you’re using a really powerful blender the order really doesn’t matter) and mix until smooth. Pour and drink!
The smoothie yields two cups, and while definitely rich and indulgent, it has the staying power of a meal and the nutrition of a peanut butter, banana, and jelly sandwich. And using almondmilk instead of skim milk saves you 60 calories! It is frothy and tastes just like eating a delicious cookie creation.
It was so worth the splurge and is something I promised I’d make for Josh when we’re newlyweds. It’s the little things in life like that I look forward to doing. And blending everything in sight. ;p
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Question of the Day: What’s your favorite type of milk? What’s your favorite smoothie recipe?