Peach Cobbler Protein Smoothie
Sometimes you have to turn your favorite desserts into liquid goodness.
You can probably tell from my blog posts, but I absolutely love smoothies. It’s an easy way for me to get-in nutrients, deal with low appetite and keep me hydrated!
My favorite thing about making smoothies is the opportunity of trial and ability to mix-in all sorts of ingredients.
This smoothie uses oats which is quite different from a majority of my recipes.The additional oats help add more healthy whole grains into your day and really emphasize the “cobbler” aspect of the recipe.
It really becomes the perfect breakfast, snack or dessert option for your day.
You will need:
Vanilla Protein Powder
To begin, grab your high quality blender and toss in about a cup of ice or to your specific preference. I always love adding tons of ice to my smoothies for texture purposes. The more ice you add, the more patience you need to have when blending. Next, take 1 cup of frozen peaches and place them in the blender.
Afterwards, I added in my 1 cup of milk. You can use whatever milk you like, but I always prefer using lactose free dairy milk. I genuinely think using real milk versus a non-dairy alternative helps with the blending process, increases the creaminess of the smoothie and just genuinely tastes better. Plus there are so many great health benefits that come from it. For this particular instance, I opted to use the fairlife milk ultra-filtered lactose free milk.
You don’t want to forget the 2 tbsp of oats in this one because its truly what makes it a peach cobbler smoothie. Adding oats to smoothies isn’t something I do very often, but it's a great way to enhance the nutritional benefits of the smoothie, add more whole grains into your day and give it the ultimate cobbler feel.
I finish off the recipe with the vanilla extract, cinnamon and vanilla protein powder. I measured about ½ tsp of vanilla extract for additional flavor, 1 tsp or more of cinnamon (I love cinnamon so genuinely I always can go a bit overboard), and then 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder.
My favorite vanilla protein powder is currently Iconic Protein. It is whey and casein based, but is also lactose free for those who are lactose intolerant or like something a bit easier to digest. This protein powder has high quality taste and high quality ingredients.
The rest is simple! Blend until smooth and note that the more ice you add or the less watts of the blender.. The more patience you need!
For additional fun, top off the smoothie with a graham cracker and extra cinnamon to truly make it a complete peach cobbler version.