This is one of my favourite smoothies to wake up too, so its appropriately been named the 'breakfast smoothie' - but that's also partially to do with its very breakfast-y ingredient list, which includes oats, banana, peanut butter, milk, and honey. Some sort of banana porridge-peanut butter toast hybrid you could say. Basically, your stereotypical breakfast in smoothie form.
This smoothie is deliciously creamy - frozen bananas and ice are so incredible (and arguably a necessity) in smoothies, they just give the yummiest thick and creamy texture. Avocados are great for this too (but I wouldn't try adding it here!). When selecting bananas try opting for one that's nice and ripe - the way you can tell is by its spots and colour, the spottier and yellow it is the riper and the sweeter it'll be. When I was younger I wouldn't touch spotty bananas with a bargepole, thinking the spots meant it was way past it's use-by date and its only suitable role was of course now in banana cake. Though, as a banana ripens its starches simply convert to simple sugars, and as a result its skin changes colour and becomes spottier - this chemical process makes it a heck of a lot sweeter too.
I love adding a sprinkling of cinnamon to this smoothie - cinnamon has such an amazing flavour and aroma, but it also carries wonderful health benefits. It's loaded with antioxidants, which help prevent oxidative damage in the body caused by free-radicals, and it assists with the regulation of blood sugar levels, as well as improving our sensitivity to insulin, a hormone that helps regulate our metabolism and how we use our energy. Such a truly wonderful spice.
1/2 frozen banana (peeled, sliced into coins, frozen)
1 cup milk of choice
1/3 cup dry oats
1 tbsp peanut butter (or any other nut butter)
1 tsp honey
1 tsp linseeds
1/4 tsp cinnamon
handful of ice
Add all ingredients into a blender and blitz until smooth.