Mocha Oatmeal Smoothie and overripe bananas??? What's their relationship? Well, people always say overripe bananas best used for making banana bread. I think it is best used in this smoothie.
Prep Time: 5-8 Minutes Cooking Time: ZERO Serving: 2-4
I have been thinking of experimenting this recipe for a while. Little did I expect that I am addicted since the first taste. Is it the chocolate? Is it the coffee? I don’t know. All I know is that I felt awesome after having this smoothie. My energy sustains longer. I don't feel hungry for a long, long time.
I tried using an overripe banana and a ripe banana separately at different times. Overripe banana brings in more sweetness in the smoothie. In my opinion, it definitely tastes better. But if you are not that picky, a ripe banana is perfectly fine.
You may have more than 1 overripe banana on hand and can't use them all right away. What could you do? Discard the banana peels, store one banana in one zip lock bag and freeze. Except you plan to use all frozen bananas in one shot, putting them into separate bags would make your job much easier later.
As much as it is so irresistible, best served after chilling the smoothie overnight. I bring to work for several occasions for my mid-morning snack. Storing the smoothie in a thermos to keep its cold temperature would be the best.
1 cup Rolled Oat
1 tsp Chia Seeds
1 cup Almond Milk (or any milk of your choice)
1 Very Ripe Banana (overripe banana would be the best)
1 Avocado (Skin and seed discarded)
1 1/2 cups Almond Milk (or any milk of your choice)
1/4 cup Cocoa Powder
1 tsp Instant Coffee Espresso Powder
2 tbsp Honey
1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
1/4 tsp Ground Cinnamon (optional)
1 pinch of Salt
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