Oh my! I’m transported back to special childhood memories with this chocolate malt smoothie from Erin at WellPlated – recipe at the end. Mom would give us a hot cup of Ovaltine as an occasional special treat on a cold winter’s night – especially if it had been a snowy day and we’d been out in it. Mmmm, warm, safe, delicious! It’s funny how something can prompt a memory you have not thought of in years, just like that! Guess what I’m looking for in the store tomorrow, lol!

By contrast, Erin’s memories are of cold drinks …

Though a trip to the ice cream shop no longer eradicates my problems quite as effectively as it did when I was nine, drinking a healthy oatmeal smoothie that tastes strikingly similar to a classic chocolate malt does give my adult self quite the mood boost. The base of the oatmeal smoothie is frozen bananas, which give it a thick, ice cream-like consistency. The addition of oatmeal (fiber + an even more decadent texture), cocoa powder, and today’s special guest, malted milk powder, carry it from smoothie to healthy shake.

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