Good morning! Did you have a good weekend? We had a really fun one here in London. I hosted a seven-course pop-up brunch at our flat for eight people! I loved it and met some really interesting Londoners. You can find the menu and some photos here, and if you’re interested in nabbing the one of the recipes I served, here’s the recipe for Healthy Seed Granola.
While the brunch happened on Saturday, it felt like it took me all through Sunday to recover (and finish putting away all the dishes). So when the alarm went off this Monday morning, it was unsurprisingly rough. I needed a quick and easy caffeine-free boost, so thank goodness for this Super Oat Smoothie.
Putting oats in my smoothie is one of my secret tricks for eating healthier. I just about do it every time I make a smoothie (the Californian Avocado Hemp Smoothie is another one of my favorites). Jonathan can never tell when I sneak oats in his smoothie, and I feel great for getting a bit more fiber and protein in our breakfasts. The average smoothie with just fruits and yogurt can be a tad too sweet for our palates, particularly in the morning, so as one would expect with oats, it can also serve to temper the flavor.
Hope you have a great start to the week! If you’re looking for something to help you power through the week — Super Oat Smoothie to the rescue!
Super Oat Smoothie (GF)
- 1/4 cup quick cook oats (use a GF variety)
- 3/4 cup oat milk
- 1/2 cup yogurt (use Greek yogurt for a thicker consistency)
- 1 date - pitted
- 1 tablespoon hemp seeds
- 1 medium banana
- 1/2 cup frozen blueberries (or other berries as preferred)
Soak the oats in the oat milk overnight, or at least 30 minutes. This softens the oats.
In the morning, Put everything in a blender and mix until smooth.
You can also make the smoothie without soaking the oats first, but I would recommend leaving the smoothie in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before drinking, to allow the oats to soften. The color of the smoothie will change as the banana browns though.
Rude Health provided me with the Sprouted Porridge Oats and Oat Drink and compensated me for the ingredients used in this post.