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Have you ever found yourself pondering whether you should have oatmeal or a smoothie for breakfast? You don't have to decide, an oatmeal smoothie puts these two breakfast classics together and we have a great recipe for you.
This oatmeal smoothie recipe is a great breakfast option and it is super refreshing as a post work out snack as well. This smoothie is quite filling, the fruit adds a bunch of nutrients and it has a good amount of protein for you. You get the gains and a ton of energy to ride the morning wave smoothly!
Strawberries are probably my favourite berry. They are incredibly delicious, they go well with everything and I love their beautiful colour. They are super healthy too and you get so many benefits from them. Here are some to name a few:
All these are great reasons to throw a few in this oatmeal smoothie. Also, they give it a pink colour that kids love. And lastly, with the bananas, dates and all the other spices we are adding, this oatmeal smoothie turns out to be super tasty.
Strawberries can be a tricky fruit to buy. Strawberries lay on the ground and its beautiful bright red colour is like an open invitation for all sorts of critters to bite on them. Strawberries are basically yelling to every living creature: come eat me!!
For this reason, in a lot of countries strawberries are usually treated with loads of toxic pesticides to get rid of such insects. Strawberries are among the fruits with the highest levels of pesticides in the US. Therefore, I always try my best to get organic ones. Organic strawberries reduce your exposure to those toxins, some still need to be washed, so don't skip that step.
Strawberries are probably a staple fruit at home. I like to add them to all sorts of recipes, I'd say smoothies are where most of my them go. So I usually have a bag of strawberries in the freezer, this way I always have them available no matter what season we are in. Frozen strawberries last for a long while and they are much cheaper than the fresh kind.
To make this oatmeal smoothie I used those frozen strawberries. This way the smoothie comes out with a creamy consistency and it is really refreshing. It makes it perfect for these warmer days we've been getting.
Also, with frozen strawberries, you can skip the cleaning part! Just throw them in the blend with the rest of the ingredients and you are set. You will have a creamy colourful oatmeal smoothie in less than 5 minutes.
Recipes like this one have made my morning so much smoother. It is a very easy way to pack on nutrients first thing in the morning with little to no hassle. And if things get crazy, you can always put it in a takeaway cup and have it on the go!
|Amount Per Serving|
|Calories 338||From Fat 95|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 11g||16.2%|
|Saturated Fat 1g||4.8%|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrate 46g||15.3%|
|Dietry Fiber 8g||32.3%|
|Vitamin A 73.97IU||1.5%|
|Vitamin B-12 0µg||0%|
|Vitamin B-6 0.32mg||16.1%|
|Vitamin C 35.91mg||59.8%|
|Vitamin D 0IU||0%|
|Vitamin E 4.87mg||16.2%|
|Vitamin K1 2.48µg||3.1%|
|Pantothenic acid 0.63mg||6.3%|
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Calories per gram:
Fat 9 • Carbohydrate 4 • Protein 4
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