Let us take a break from all that Diwali action that is happening there and go back to regularly scheduled everyday meals program. I have been so immersed in making all the goodies for Diwali that I have been having a mind block to cook normal regular food – dinners, breakfasts and what not. I am hosting a pumpkin carving party this weekend and I need my brains to tune out of Diwali for at least a couple of days to make that party a success.
V has been having a loss of appetite situation the last few days and it has been very tough to get him to eat something filling. He would take, literally, two bites of something and will be done with it. It happens from time to time but it has never lasted for meal after meal for about a week. The only good thing that was happening was him going to daycare. He still wasn’t eating as much as he normally does but it was better than what he would eat at home. He did have a leftover trace of a cold and cough, so that was probably what was causing this lack of appetite.
V stays home with me one day a week and it was that day. All he would do was to drink something. Milk or water. Especially with wanting the cough to go away, I did not want to up his dairy intake any more than what he was already having. So, I decided to make this protein packed smoothie for him for a snack, hoping it would slightly make up for the almost “no lunch” he ate. Some of you might say that the banana was not a good idea but I did not have anything else with me that he would eat. Except maybe eggs and I don’t think we want a smoothie with that!
Anyway, V loved it. And had an extra snack portion of this as well.
This recipe is vegan as well as gluten free. I was reading up to make sure that oat milk was indeed free of gluten and I came across this blog post by Spicie Foodie about what to watch out for in oat milk in terms of gluten and wheat. Hope it helps those who came looking for this recipe for that reason!
Peanut Butter Banana Oat Milk Smoothie – The Recipe
Organic Oat Milk – 12 oz (check and make sure it is Gluten Free Oat Milk)
Peanut Butter – 3 tbsp
Banana – 1
Chia Seeds – 1 tsp
Graham Cracker crumbs, for garnish
Blend the oat milk, peanut butter and banana together with the chia seeds in a blender.
Pour out in individual glasses or sippy cups.
Garnish with graham cracker crumbs or peanut crumbs. Serve immediately.
- Organic Oat Milk - 12 oz check and make sure it is Gluten Free Oat Milk
- Peanut Butter - 3 tbsp
- Banana - 1
- Chia Seeds - 1 tsp
- Graham Cracker crumbs for garnish
- Blend the oat milk, peanut butter and banana together with the chia seeds in a blender.
- Pour out in individual glasses or sippy cups.
- Garnish with graham cracker crumbs or peanut crumbs. Serve immediately.