Power Banana/Chocolate Breakfast Oatmeal Smoothie

Barbara Kavorkian


For those that use protein powder or would like to use but afraid it will taste awful, try this smoothie. Tastes like a chocolate covered banana. The ricotta makes it smooth and creamy. Just LOVE this. It is not a thick smoothie, if you would like it thicker, use more ice in the blender. I also used a tablespoon of Benefiber in mine, but this is not necessary.


★★★★★ 1 vote

5 Min


  • 1/2 c
    prepared quick oats (this can be prepared the night before)
  • 1/2 medium
  • 1/4 c
    part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 1 c
    low-fat milk
  • 6
    ice cubes (2 for in blender, rest in glass)
  • 1
    scoup chocolate protein powder with 25 g protein ( i like apc, active performance complex whey and soy protein, low sugar)
  • 2 Tbsp
    cocoa powder (optional)
  • 2 pkg

How to Make Power Banana/Chocolate Breakfast Oatmeal Smoothie


  1. Place 2 ice cubes and pulse blender to break up ice. Add ricotta cheese, oatmeal and blend some more. Through the "hatch" in lid, add milk, protein powder, cocoa powder (optional), Splenda and 1/2 banana broken into chunks while still on and blend till smooth. Serve over the remaining 4 ice cubes.·
  2. Note:
    This is not a smoothie with a malt-like consistency, more of a chocolate milk one. For a thicker smoothie, add additional ice to the blender and use a frozen banana.

Printable Recipe Card

About Power Banana/Chocolate Breakfast Oatmeal Smoothie

Show 8 Comments & Reviews

7 Summer Trifles

7 Summer Trifles

Who doesn’t love this lovely layered treat? Dating back to the 18th century, this is a tried and true summer dessert. Perfect for picnics, cookouts, and get-togethers, trifles are a delicious dessert that feed a crowd. Simple, gorgeous, and can be made ahead of time, trifles come in all shapes and sizes and flavors for […]

5 Stellar Ways To Make Tuna Salad

5 Stellar Ways To Make Tuna Salad

Gone are the days of boring tuna fish sandwiches we used to get in the school cafeteria. Nowadays, a tuna sandwich is still a great lunch option, but it’s loaded with flavor and anything but basic. Easy to make, we’re sharing five stellar ways to make homemade tuna salad.

15 Mediterranean-Influenced Dishes

15 Mediterranean-Influenced Dishes

The Mediterranean “diet” has been popular for years, but it’s really not a diet. More so, it’s a healthier eating lifestyle that limits processed foods. It gets its name because it includes foods from regions around the Mediterranean Sea, like Greece, Italy, and Spain. Vegetables, whole grains, legumes, fish, and healthy fats (such as olive […]