So my sister says to me, "I've been putting oats in my smoothies these days."
And I'm like, "What?? You can't put oats in a smoothie." (I'm a nutritionist, so I know these things.)
But I thought...huh....maybe oats would be a genius addition to my morning smoothie. Complex carbs, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fiber, protein- I mean, why not?
And that's how the blueberry muffin smoothie happened. Not only did the oats give my usual blueberry shake an extra smooth and creamy texture, but it also made it taste more, well, pastry-ish. I'm hooked.
Blueberry Muffin Smoothie
Time: 5 minutes
Serves: 1 smoothie
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
- 1/4 cup oats
- 1/4 avocado
- 1 scoop/serving vanilla protein* (I used Tera's vanilla whey protein)
- Pinch of sea salt
- 1 Tbsp of honey (optional)
- Handful of spinach
*You can use another 1/4 cup of oats and a tsp of vanilla extract in place of the protein powder if you don't have it.
Blend all ingredients together until smooth.
What are you favorite smoothie ingredients?