I’m sipping on this hearty, filling, textured smoothie as I type away at this post. It is yummy! It is breakfast in a cup, which was perfect for me this morning. I’ve been carrying it around, sipping as I get stuff done around here.
I often use my Everyday Green Smoothie as a perfect base for adding whatever else to my smoothies. Usually it is frozen berries, but today I wanted the extra heartiness of oats. I also decided to throw some blueberries in there, which made it a pretty purple.
The oats make this a “textured smoothie” so if that is not appealing, skip the oats.
Blueberry Banana Chia Oat Smoothie
2 large handfuls of spinach (about 2 cups)
1 cup almond milk (or milk of choice-coconut, soy, dairy)
1 scoop vanilla protein powder (I use Plant Fusion, see below)
1/3 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)
1 cup ice
1/3 cup oats (optional)
2 tbls chia seeds (optional)
Place spinach, almond milk, banana, chia and protein powder in blender. Blend until smooth. You should see a cortex in the middle, if you don’t add a bit more milk until you do. When smooth, add oats, then ice. Blend a bit more. Pour and enjoy!
This smoothie contains at least 16 grams of fiber and lots of protein from the powder and spinach. It is also a good source of iron (spinach), potassium (banana), and antioxidants.
Love ’em. Why?
~the are jammed packed with protein and minerals and healthy fats and fiber
~they provide more plant based Omega 3’s than any other food, even FLAX
~they have 5 GRAMS of fiber PER TABLESPOON!
~they are flavorless and dissolve in juice, soups, stews, shakes etc..
~they are FILLING!
The protein powder I use is Plant Fusion Pea Protein Powder. It is vegan and is sweetened with stevia herb. No yucky artificial sweeteners. Love it!
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Amy BowmanJuly 2, 2012 at 2:42 pm
@Rachel That is brilliant! Thanks for sharing..
Rachel NunesJuly 2, 2012 at 7:04 am
A tip for making it less “textured” is to grind up the oats first. I just use the blender until the oats are a flour consistency. (I don’t take credit for this idea, I saw it on another blog.)
Lindsey Lea BNovember 19, 2011 at 2:52 am
Love this idea! Have been doing healthy blends for the morning! It really is a great way to wake up 🙂 Love the oat idea, i will have to try this!!
Kindra-At Home With KNovember 18, 2011 at 11:14 pm
Looks yummy! Is there a good place where you find the chi seeds? We’re dairy free at our house so I’m always trying to find ways to sneak in calcium. 🙂