My husband and I finally made our first trip to a Trader Joe’s several weeks ago. Trader Joe’s grocery stores have found their way into North Texas, but the closest one is still 45 minutes from where we live. I was most excited to check out their snack selection (it’s obviously not very practical to go that far to buy refrigerated and frozen groceries). I picked up a handful of items to try out, including Roasted Coconut Chips (large pieces of roasted coconut, flavored lightly with sugar and salt – YUM!) and their famous Cookie Butter.
Trader Joe’s cookie butter is what brings us here today. Have you tried it? I’ve heard people rave about it and, the truth is, it really is so addicting. It’s a spread that tastes similar to sugar cookie dough or graham crackers, with a peanut butter-like consistency. Instead of eating the whole jar with a spoon, I came up with this cookie butter flavored smoothie!
This cookie butter and oats smoothie tastes kind of like a cookie milkshake. Maybe I should’ve named it a milkshake, but there’s no ice cream in this drink, so I’ve decided that the smoothie title was justified. This snack may be sweet but it’s still healthier than a milkshake, at least that’s what I like to tell myself.
Speculoos Cookie Butter Smoothie 1 serving
- 1 cup almond milk
- 2 tbsp cookie butter
- 1/4 cup oats
- handful of ice
Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Taste and add extra ice or milk if you’d like.
Do you have any Trader Joe’s favorites? Share your favorites in the comment section below!