This smoothie contains sprouted oats and oat milk! It's a healthy smoothie that is packed with nutrients and fiber.
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.
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.
Add oats in smoothies for a healthy breakfast
Putting oats in my smoothie is one of my secret tricks for eating healthier. Oats help lower cholesterol, lower blood pressure, control blood sugar, and aid in digestion.
I add oats just about every time I make a smoothie (the Californian Avocado Hemp Smoothie is another one of my favorites that contains oats).
I feel great for getting a bit more fiber and protein in our breakfasts.
And the best parts? No one can ever tell when I sneak oats in smoothies.
Use either rolled oats or quick cook oats in smoothies
You can add either rolled oats or quick oats in smoothies, but I tend to reach for the quick oats for the task. And to make the oats even less noticeable, soak them for about 30 minutes before blending into your smoothie.
It's so easy to order these sprouted quick oats from Amazon. And they are a great price!
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.
Why use sprouted oats?
Sprouting the oats makes them more lovable because the process releases vital nutrients. The process also makes the oats easier to digest and provides many health benefits. Sprouting oats means catching the sprouts during the germinating process.
“This germinating process breaks down some of the starch, which makes the percentage of nutrients higher. It also breaks down phytate, a form of phytic acid that normally decreases absorption of vitamins and minerals in the body. So sprouted grains have more available nutrients than mature grains."
Using sprouted oats on a daily basis
While it's possible to sprout your own oats at home, to avoid the hassle and save time, we simply purchase sprouted oats.
Sprouted oats are generally easily found in health stores or online.
These sprouted oats on are organic, gluten free, non-GMO and whole grain. They are also easy to use because they are quick cook.
You can use them in place of regular oats, so they are super handy to keep in the cupboard. It's a staple grain that we often buy in bulk.
That way, every time we eat oats, we know we are getting oats that have more available nutrients.
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)Print Recipe
- ¼ cup sprouted quick cook oats (use a GF variety)
- ¾ cup oat milk
- ½ cup yogurt (use Greek yogurt for a thicker consistency)
- 1 date - pitted
- 1 tablespoon hemp seeds
- 1 medium banana
- ½ 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.
- Serve immediately.
Rude Health provided me with the Sprouted Porridge Oats and Oat Drink and compensated me for the ingredients used in this post.