When I am speaking about smoothie, I imagine that breathtaking aroma of fresh or frozen fruits and berries filling in the kitchen when I am blending all the ingredients. Of course, you can mix almost anything you want including vegetables, nuts, seeds and as to the liquid part it can be milk, yogurt, cool tea or coffee, juices and even still water. You will never be dull of this drink as far as there are plenty of recipes and even more so – you can create new formulas and share the result with your friends or with visitors of your blog.
What else attracts me in smoothie in addition to delicious flavor and unlimited diversity of its variants? That is certainly its energy value. There are precious little calories here. You can replace the whole meal with it and at the same time it provides the full package of vitamins, minerals, and nutrients required for your health. Thus, you will be full staying within the limits of your diet. This is an effective way to manage weight and even lose it without starving. Though, I would better remind you that sugar should be refused, if you want to get slim. Moreover, the fructose that fruits and some vegies contain also influences on your shape. Do not forget about the fats in dairy products. It seems clear that if you want to fall off, you’d rather prefer the skim milk and yogurt. Another important thing is the quantity of smoothie. Two glasses a day will be enough I believe.
As to the ingredients I prefer smoothies in the capacity of dessert – made of fruits mostly. But as far as usually I have no time to prepare serious breakfast in the morning, I choose the recipes based on oat. The recipe I am going to offer you is one of my favorite ones. You do not even find the grains in here. The main components yoghurt, almonds milk, banana, and berries but oat is included and satisfies hunger very well.
Another strong point of this recipe is fast cooking. It will take you only about 7 minutes. The best breakfast ever! I really like the smoothies with banana because this fruit is rich in starch and that component makes the beverage thick enough and creamy – the perfect texture for the start of a day making your stomach protected. Exactly starch is one of the most important nutrients for your gut and you will not gain weight consuming it moderately. Being dietary, digestible carbohydrates it is even able to help with weight loss. Remember that 70% of your immune system is concentrated in the gut that is why it is so important to keep it in order. You can experiment with this fruit. I usually choose the ripe bananas and when I am not lazy and have some spare time, I bake them to increase that particular creamy effect.
The recipe offers you to take raspberries and blueberries, but if you do not have one of them, it is ok. Though, the taste is more interesting when you follow the recommendations.
This variant of smoothie suggests that you cook oats with water over the heat. It will take you just about 5 minutes, but still this is the effort, so be ready. Then you should take the cooked porridge, put it into a blender bowel, add all the ingredients except the ice-cubes and mix them during a couple of minutes to make the mixture smooth. Then add ice and enjoy! In such breakfast you will have everything you need: protein, vitamins, and minerals carrying a lot of health benefits.
Berry Oat Smoothie
This recipe can be your next favorite breakfast meal. This oat smoothie is super simple and really delicious. If you don't have time in the morning, this recipe is a perfect option for your next meal prep. You can make it a day before and keep it in a fridge for up to 12 hours. It will become very creamy and even more delicious.
- 125 ml oats
- 450 ml water
- 125 ml blueberries
- 60 ml raspberries
- 1 banana
- 60 ml Greek yoghurt
- 60 ml almond milk
- 60 ml honey or agave nectar
- 200 ml ice cubes
Take a saucepan, add water and oats. Heat the pan over medium heat, whisk the mixture until they become bubbly. Cook according to the instructions on the package. Place the pan on the counter to cool a bit.
Take a blender, add all the ingredients and the oat mixture. Blend for 3 minutes, the smoothie shouldn't have any clumps. Blending times depend on the power of your mixer, but not over-mix the smoothie.
Add ice and pour the smoothie in a jar. Add blueberries and anything you like, serve immediately.
As you see this smoothie can be compared to oatmeal with banana, berries, and honey. It will become your favorite one. It is healthy, delicious, and suits any time of a day. You can make it and keep in a fridge for about twelve hours. As time passed it becomes even better.