Hello everyone! How was your Christmas? Did you eat, like, a TON? Ugh, I sure did! Detox is starting early this year.
(Pretty sure it’ll be ending early, too, if we’re honest.)
So here we are with a virtuous smoothie! If you follow me on Instagram, you maaaay have noticed that I like smoothies. I really, really like smoothies.
On weekdays Mr. Veggie makes me my trusty green breakfast smoothie, and on weekends I experiment with new ideas. I’ve made this one a number of times now and I thought it was time to share the love!
This smoothie has everything you need. A very quick microwaved oatmeal provides slow releasing energy – perfect for those who don’t like the texture of oatmeal / porridge, but want to get the health benefits of it. Or those (like me) who are OK with oatmeal / porridge but have trouble eating any solid food early in the morning.
The oatmeal is spiked with vanilla and cinnamon so adds a little something to the flavor, as well as making it thick and filling. You can also throw in your choice of mix-ins (I threw in a chia seeds, maca and chlorella) if you’re a mix-in kind of a person.
Hope you enjoy!
- ¼ cup dried oats
- ¼ tsp of vanilla extract
- ⅛ tsp cinammon
- A couple of ice cubes
- 1 cup of frozen blueberries (or fresh blueberries + a couple handfuls of ice cubes)
- 1 frozen banana (it's OK if the banana isn't frozen so long as the blueberries are)
- 1 mejool date, pitted
- 1 Tblsp cashew butter
- 1 cup almond milk + a little extra for the oats
- 1 tsp chia seeds
- 1 heaping tsp maca powder
- ¼ tsp chlorella
- In a small bowl, pour almond milk over the oats until they are all moistened. Add the cinnamon and vanilla and microwave for about 30 seconds, until the oats are softened.
- Add a couple of ice cubes to the bowl to cool the oats down.
- Blend the oats together with all other ingredients in a high speed blender until smooth.