oats in smoothies

creamy oat cinnamon banana smoothie

11th January 2015

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My son had dental work done the other day and found it difficult to eat anything solid. This is where this smoothie came in, inspired by Donna’s breakfast oat smoothie.  Creamy, filling and wonderfully nutritious for a liquid meal.

Oats are a wonderful source of protein, high in folate, vitamin E, iron, magnesium and zinc.  They are also known for their cleansing properties.  The soaking of the rolled oats increases their digestibility, enabling the nutrients to be better absorbed by your body and creating a creamier consistency.  The nut butter boosts the protein in the smoothie…great for two growing hungry, happy teenagers.

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creamy oat cinnamon banana smoothie

Makes 2 large glasses

ingredients 

cup whole oat groats  (If you don’t want to wait to soak the oats you can use quick-cooking oats)

2 cups almond milk

2 Medjool dates

1 small apple, cored

2 medium frozen bananas

1 Tbsp ground flaxseeds

2 Tbsp almond butter

1 tsp vanilla essence

cinnamon powder, sprinkling on top

pre-soak 

1.  Soak the oats in a drop of fresh lemon juice and cover with filtered water for 1 hour or preferably overnight.

preparation

2.  In a high-speed blender, add the oats, almond milk, dates, apple, bananas, ground flaxseeds, almond butter and vanilla essence – blend on high until you have a creamy consistency – 1 minute.

3.  Pour into glasses, sprinkle liberally with cinnamon powder.

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resources :

Soaked Oatmeal Recipe

https://www.greenthickies.com/benefits-of-oats/

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breakfast oat smoothie

14th October 2013

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Warmer weather calls out for all things cool, clean and crisp.

Unfortunately, crispness also applies to my garden due to a lack of rain and unseasonal very hot, dry weather.  Unlike Stacey’s green, lush vegetable garden in Portugal, ours is a work in progress.

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At least someone is enjoying its current state…….

For breakfast in this type of weather, instead of my regular oats, I have been experimenting with ‘oat smoothies’. I find the addition of oats, apart from all their goodness, provide longer sustenance than a regular smoothie.  Soaking the oats first aids digestion.  As soon as I get up, I place the oats in a bowl, cover with hot water, then leave to soak while I do other tasks that need to be done.  That way, they’ve soaked enough for when I am ready to make my smoothie.

breakfast oat smoothie

Choose your own variety of grain + fruit + nuts/seeds + milk. Whatever you choose, aim to include at least 1 ingredient from all 4 groups. Add sweetener of choice if prefer – I use cinnamon.

Serves 1 – 2

ingredients 

¼ cup soaked wholegrain oats/preferred grain (just cover oats with hot water & let sit for 10 minutes)

1 banana

½ cup soy milk/nut milk of choice

handful blueberries

handful raspberries

1 Tbsp chia gel*

a good sprinkling of ground flaxseed/sunflower seed mix

½ tsp cinnamon

preparation 

1.  Add all ingredients to a blender. Blend till thoroughly mixed. Serve immediately.

 *To make Chia Gel – In a sealed, glass jar, add 1 tbsp chia seeds & 8 tbsp water. Immediately shake well, then let rest for approx. 10 minutes. Shake jar every minute or so to prevent seeds clumping together. Store in the fridge. Add to smoothies, cereal, omelettes, etc.

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