This peanut butter banana smoothie is such a fun treat for breakfast! Top with whipped cream and a drizzle of chocolate sauce for a fabulous ‘breakfast milkshake!’ Big thanks to Cheerios for sponsoring this post. And thank you for supporting the brands that help support this blog!
Let’s talk about breakfast, my friends.
I’ve mentioned a million times that I like to keep weekday breakfasts as simple as possible. My kids usually get themselves a bowl of cereal and a piece of fruit.
I mean, look. I homeschool my children. They are here alllllll day long. And, don’t get me wrong, I enjoy having them home.
I do not, however, enjoy being responsible for three meals a day every day of their lives. Where is the hot lunch option? I’d like to send my kids off with a couple bucks and not think about it, you know?
Alas, they are always hungry and they are always asking me, “What’s for lunch?” “What’s for dinner?” “Can I have a snack?”
Soooo, like I said, breakfast is the easiest meal of the day in our house. I need time to wake up before I start cooking, you know?
We call this peanut butter banana smoothie a milkshake to make breakfast more fun!
This breakfast milkshake is the perfect remedy for when I want to make my kid something quick and I also want to feel like a winner.
And, okay, fine, this is totally a smoothie. But if there is one thing I’ve learned about children in all of my years of motherhood, it’s that fun and creative names always go over well.
My kids absolutely LOVE this! Have you ever blended a frozen banana before? It basically turns into banana ice cream. All smooth and creamy and delicious. It makes a great dessert, but since it’s just a banana, it’s perfect for breakfast too!
I added some peanut butter (protein, y’all!) and Greek yogurt to the banana along with a special ingredient – Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheerios.
That’s right, friends. Cheerios has just released a new flavor combo and ya know it’s going to be good. It’s about impossible to go wrong with a chocolate and real peanut butter combination, you know?
I often add oats to my kids smoothies to bulk them up a bit and help ward off those “can I have a snack” requests. Works every time and the same goes for adding Cheerios!
The first ingredient in Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheerios is whole grain oats, so it’s a swap I feel good about and my kids love the flavor the cereal adds to their “milkshake!”
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheerios will be available nationwide this October, so keep an eye out at your local grocery store. We all really loved them – intensely peanut butter flavored with real cocoa for just the perfect amount of chocolate sweetness going on.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheerios Breakfast Milkshake
- 2 medium bananas
- 1/2 cup Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheerios
- 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1/4 cup Greek yogurt
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup
- Whipped cream and additional chocolate syrup for topping as desired
- Peel the bananas and break in half. Place in a freezer safe bag and place in freezer for at least 2 hours.
- Add the frozen bananas, Cheerios, peanut butter, Greek yogurt, milk, and chocolate syrup to a blender.
- Blend 2 minutes or until smooth and creamy.
- Serve immediately topped with whipped cream and a drizzle of chocolate syrup.