Happy Firefighter Friday!!
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Ok, I know the phrases ‘cookie batter’, ‘cake batter’, and even ‘brownie batter’ get thrown around like we’re all a bunch of confection-craving suckers, but I can legitimately call this ‘pancake batter’ because it is! Remember these pancakes?….
….this smoothie is literally the batter from those pancakes, minus the eggs, and plus a few minor tweaks in order to make it an easy smoothie anyone (firefighters especially) can throw together.
I would so often make the above pancakes and eat the batter that I started thinking about how much I’d love it as a smoothie!
It’s so thick and creamy, and super easy for anyone to prepare! You have the option of blending together the ingredients the night before in order to create a sort of, overnight pancake batter smoothie, if you will, but it’s not mandatory. If you eat overnight oats you know that this just serves to soften the oats, but, trust me, it’s delicious either way!
PANCAKE BATTER SMOOTHIE
Adapted from this recipe
1 1/2 c. milk
2 ripe bananas
1 1/2 c. plain yogurt, any kind to suit your diet type
1 T. cinnamon
1/8 t. salt
2 c. rolled oats
1 1/2 T. honey or 18 drops liquid stevia
1/4 t. baking soda (weird, but DON’T skip it!)
2 t. vanilla,
1 T. chia seeds, optional
Blend milk, yogurt, vanilla (if using), chia seeds (if using), and salt first. Add and blend bananas. Add and blend oats. If letting this sit in the fridge overnight, wait until the morning to add the baking soda and re-blend everything. If not, add it with the salt.
You may be tempted to omit the baking soda, but I beg of you not to. It neutralizes the tartness of the yogurt, rendering a sweeter smoothie. It also lends a distinct ‘doughy’ flavor to the smoothie, as most batters require some leavening agent. You won’t be disappointed!
What is your favorite smoothie concoction?