today’s smoothie – blueberry and oat

:: by Lizzie
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Hi guys. I’ve had a few requests now for my regular morning smoothie recipes so I thought I’d better get round to sharing some of my favourites with you. When it comes to the ingredients that make up my breakfast smoothies, there are some old faithfuls that I like to always keep well stocked up on, in either my fridge or cupboard. So if you’re thinking of becoming a smoothie regular it might be worth making up a little shopping list of the things you’ll need regularly. I would recommend – Almond Milk (I use Alpro Unsweetened Almond Milk which is lower in calories than cows milk and contains no saturated fat or cholesterol). Bananas are what give the smoothie its creaminess and help keep you full of energy till lunchtime. They’re also a great source of potassium which is key to maintaining good heart health. Medjool Dates are super sweet, so the perfect plant based low fat alternative to sugar. They’re full of fibre too and a very popular sweetener in many healthy baking and desert recipes, so stock up on these bad boys. They’ll come in v handy. I also keep in my cupboard Milled Flaxseed, Chia Seeds, Sunflower Seeds, 100% Pure Maple Syrup, Raw Cacao Powder, Peanut Butter (the real stuff that’s just made up of peanuts and water, avoid ones with nasty ingredients) and try to have lots of different berries in my fridge. My faves are strawberries, raspberries and blueberries. But for this recipe all you’ll need is below…

 

B L U E B E R R Y  A N D  O A T  S M O O T H I E :

 

1  C U P  B L U E B E R R I E S

2  D E S E R T  S P O O N S  O A T S

1  B A N A N A

1 / 2  C U P  A L M O N D  M I L K

1  M E D J O O L  D A T E

2  T E A  S P O O N S  G R O U N D  F L A X  S E E D S

 

Something I’ve started doing recently id slicing up my bananas and keeping them in the freezer ready to use in my smoothie for the morning. I love a cold smoothie! It does make things a little thicker though so if you’re considering doing this then maybe add a 1/4 cup more of almond milk. Once measured up, I put all of the ingredients into my nutribullet to blend. Here’s the one I have but any blender/food processor will do. Just pop everything in, blend for 30 seconds – 1 minute, until everything is creamy and smooth and enjoy. This recipe serves 1 so just double everything up if you’re making for 2. :)

 

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