This Date-Sweetened Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Green Smoothie has no added sugar or protein powders! It's an entire breakfast in a glass! Vegan, gluten free and dairy free!

I live on smoothies.

Seriously I drink at least one smoothie every. single. day. Usually two. Because as a busy mom of 4, after the kids are fed the last thing I want to do is spend lots of time making food for myself. {I know you know what I’m talking about}! So, when my culinary creativity and energy is spent…I turn to the fastest, easiest healthiest option I can think of – a smoothie. This particular variety, a Date-Sweetened Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Green Smoothie is literally an entire meal in a glass!

It’s loaded with protein, fiber, fruit and greens and is bursting with chocolate peanut butter flavor!  Plus, it’s vegan and gluten free and doesn’t use any fancy protein powders! One glass of this Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Green Smoothie delivers all the nutrients us busy mommas need to keep up with our crazy kids, AND it tastes like dessert! A total win!

This Date-Sweetened Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Green Smoothie has no added sugar or protein powders! It's an entire breakfast in a glass! Vegan, gluten free and dairy free!

For real y’all, if you follow me on Instagram then you have probably seen me post multiple videos {Insta stories} of my morning smoothie being blended to creamy dreamy chocolate peanut buttery perfection. I love this Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Green Smoothie because it’s loaded with kale and spinach and uses ingredients that most of us always have on hand.

This Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Green Smoothie was inspired by a smoothie I had when Ritch and went on a little getaway to Park City this past summer for our anniversary. I usually travel with my Vitamix {nope I’m not joking} because we prefer to stay in condos instead of hotels when we go on family vacations. However, since it was just the two of us and we were only gone fir one night,  we stayed in a hotel….so the Vitamix had to stay behind. Thankfully there was an amazing smoothie place right across the street from our hotel, and I {of course} ordered the chocolate peanut butter variety!

I never had dates in a smoothie before and LOVED it! It’s a great way to add a little sweetness without using protein powder, honey, etc. So I knew I had to recreate the recipe at home, and after a few tries and tweaks I got it just right so I could share the deliciousness with all of you lovely ladies and gents!

This Date-Sweetened Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Green Smoothie has no added sugar or protein powders! It's an entire breakfast in a glass! Vegan, gluten free and dairy free!

I know I already have a chocolate peanut butter green smoothie recipe on this site, {the one I make every morning} but it uses powdered peanut buttter and protein powder, two ingredients some moms may not keep on hand. This Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Green Smoothie is a hearty breakfast that you and your kids will love! Perfect for busy mornings to blend up and drink on the way to school or work!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Green Smoothie: Substitutions

Almond milk: any nondairy milk works great! You can also use regular milk if you don’t need to avoid dairy.

Peanut butter: I recommend only all natural varieties with no added sugar…like this one.

Oatmeal: old-fashioned, rolled or quick cooking oats all work well here!

Kale/spinach: you can change the ratios just make sure the total amount stays the same {4 cups}! I always use frozen greens!

This Date-Sweetened Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Green Smoothie has no added sugar or protein powders! It's an entire breakfast in a glass! Vegan, gluten free and dairy free!

Date-Sweetened Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Smoothie

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: Serves 1-2

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Put ingredients in the order listed in the container of your Vitamix or other high-powered blender.
  2. Select “smoothie” setting and let it blend.
  3. If your Vitamix doesn’t have a smoothie setting, start by blending on low speed gradually increasing to high.
  4. Blend for 50-60 seconds or until mixture is smooth and all components are blended together.
  5. Serve immediately!
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This Date-Sweetened Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Green Smoothie has no added sugar or protein powders! It's an entire breakfast in a glass! Vegan, gluten free and dairy free!

#Eat Seasonal May

This Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Green Smoothie to you as part of one of my favorite times of the month…our Eat Seasonal recipe group! Every month an amazing group of bloggers join together to encourage all of our wonderful readers to eat seasonally!

My sweet friend Becky over at The Vintage Mixer posts seasonal produce guides every month to showcase the beautiful fruits and vegetables that are fresh and available to cook and bake with! Check out her May Seasonal Produce Guide to learn what’s in season {hello kale & spinach}!

So here it is…a treasure trove of beautiful recipes that are perfect to make in May from some seriously talented bloggers! Click on the links below for some spring cooking inspiration! Join in the fun by tagging your photos with #eatseasonal!

Roasted Rhubarb Crazy Berry Meringues by Letty’s Kitchen

Polenta with Asparagus, Pancetta and a Poached Egg by Vintage Mixer

Baked Cauliflower Casserole with Goat Cheese by Cookin’ Canuck

Date-Sweetened Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Smoothie by JoyFoodSunshine

Sea Salt Focaccia with Radish Ramp Butter by Simple Bites

Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower and Tempeh Power Salad {vegan} by Healthy Seasonal Recipes

Halloumi Salad with Beets and Blackberries by Kitchen Confidante

Spring Farro Salad with Feta, Lemon, and Mint by Flavor the Moments

Spiralized Zucchini, Quinoa and Turkey Sausage Stuffed Peppers by Foodie Crush

Chocolate Rhubarb Pavlova by Suitcase Foodist

Mediterranean Farro Salad with Arugula and Chickpeas by Aggie’s Kitchen

Radish and Asparagus Breakfast Bowls by Food for My Family

Hummus and Salad Flatbread Pizza by Completely Delicious

Beer-Marinated Grilled Chicken Skewers with Spring Quinoa Salad by Floating Kitchen

 

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This Date-Sweetened Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Green Smoothie has no added sugar or protein powders! It's an entire breakfast in a glass! Vegan, gluten free and dairy free!