oatmeal smoothie

Oatmeal Smoothie

I love smoothies. A smoothie is a great way to get a lot of greens or protein into your diet. Quick and easy to blend, they’re also a great on-the-go food for those times when you’re in a hurry to get out the door.  

A recent visit to see my aunt in New York brought up the idea for this smoothie.  We were headed out one morning and stopped for a cup of tea at the coffee shop near her apartment. Because it was morning, ie breakfast time, they were serving Oatmeal Smoothies.  I was struck by the idea and what a fabulous concept, especially because it was chilly outside and the thought of a cold smoothie would not have been appealing.

We didn’t get one but the server assured us they were fabulous. Made from oatmeal, milk and vanilla syrup it’s a way to have a warm nourishing beverage on a cold day (or if you’re just tired of cold smoothies).  

I don’t know why but the idea of this smoothie really caught my imagination and I decided to try to create one when I got home.  This is what I came up with.  Just as quick to whip up as a traditional smoothie, it’s easy and delicious. The best part is you can make it whatever flavor you want and enjoy your breakfast smoothie style, even in the winter.

 
Oatmeal Smoothie
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Ingredients
  1. 1/4 C. oatmeal
  2. 1/4 C. oat bran
  3. 1 T. ground flax seed
  4. 1 T. coconut oil
  5. 2 C. milk
  6. 1/2 C. fruit
  7. 1 serving protein powder
  8. 1/2 t. vanilla (if it goes well with your protein powder)
Instructions
  1. Heat milk and coconut oil in a saucepan until steamy
  2. Place remaining ingredients in the blender
  3. Pour hot milk and coconut oil over blender ingredients
  4. Blend together until smooth
Notes
  1. This is for two servings. If you want to make one serving just cut everything in half. 1/4 C. is 4 T. so a half serving would be 2 T. for the oatmeal and oat bran.
The Ingredient Guru, Mira Dessy https://www.theingredientguru.com/

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Mira Dessy is The Ingredient Guru. A holistic nutrition professional, author, and a popular public speaker, she knows that it's not just what you eat, but what's in what you eat. She is the author of The Pantry Principle: how to read the label and understand what’s really in their food. Dessy is a Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner whose mission is to educate and empower consumers. She curates the Lean Clean Green Subscription box, the premier, organic, earth-friendly, healthy, sustainable subscription box which can be found online at https://theingredientguru.memberbox.com