Saturday, October 28, 2017

Vegan Mofo Post #19: Cherry, Banana, & Peanut Butter Breakfast Smoothie

At the work desk, purple posing with much needed breakfast beverage.
My schedule changed. Temporarily, my duties have gone from gallery girl to front desk lady who arises Monday through Friday at 5:30AM to reach my 7AM post. Although it's been my first week at this new (but not permanent) duty, I haven't always penciled in breakfast. It's not smart, yes, I know.
As I prepared my smoothie, I remembered my three months living in Denver, drinking a smoothie and power walking often. My friend, whose place I was house sitting, had hooked me on to flaxseed oil aka the vegan's way to getting Omega 3. It has no flavor, but seemed to make the drink so smooth and creamy. I returned back to Ohio putting it in everything.
Now I have resumed, after not using it for years. Not sure what made me think about the flaxseed. It just came back like that Celine Dion song.
Cherries and bananas with crunchy peanut butter goodness brings joy to almond milk and flaxseed in a simple smoothie-- great for those hasty mornings when time is running out and you have to be the smiling face that greets everyone.

Cherry, Banana, & Peanut Butter Breakfast Smoothie Ingredients and Preparation

2 bananas, ripened
10 dark sweet cherries, frozen
3 tablespoon cacao powder
2 tablespoon peanut butter
1 tablespoon flaxseed oil
1 1/2 cup almond milk (or any other dairy free milk alternative)
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Blend all ingredients together.


Bubbly blend that keeps one fulfilled until the wonderful lunch time.


  1. That looks lovely! I don't understand how anyone can even leave the house without eating breakfast, nevermind do their job! I need a bowl of oatmeal and two cups of tea before I can get anything done!

    1. Thanks! Breakfast is so important. I always feel horrid if I miss it. And I too am a tea girl. I don't like coffee.

  2. I love adding peanut butter to smoothies to make them really stick to your ribs. I used to add flaxseed oil to my smoothies too, but I haven't in a million years. It does make them creamier! I had forgotten all about that!

    1. Yes!!!! Flax seed is amazing. I have missed using it. Definitely plan on adding your omega 3 fix in your next grocery shopping adventure. ;)

  3. My mouth is starting to water just by looking at the salad, even though I tend to avoid salads at the optimum level. Thank you so much for sharing the recipe. I will definitely be trying this!