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Oats… in a smoothie? Yes, you read it correct! You don’t have to eat it always; you can make delicious smoothies using oats. Oatmeal gives smoothies a thicker, more filling consistency; enriched with protein and fiber. So, if you are tired of the same sugary fruit smoothies, you can try these nutritious oatmeal smoothies!
A few things to remember before we blend delicious smoothie:
Pour in liquids first and then add ice.
Start with the lowest blender speed and gradually increase the speed to get smooth consistency.
Grind the oats into a fine powder before adding it to the smoothie. You can do so in your regular blender; grind several cups of oats at once, store it in an airtight jar and scoop out the amount you want every time. I personally prefer adding Quaker oatmeal powder to the recipe to get a thicker & tasty smoothie. It is a natural source of essential nutrients for my family. The oatmeal blends well with milk, fruits, nuts and whatsoever you have added. The oatmeal powder absorbs some amount of liquid, giving the smoothie more substance.
Top smoothies with fresh fruit, seeds, chopped nuts, or shredded coconut for a texture change.
For the thickest texture, freeze all fruit before use in the recipe. Chop first for easier blending.
For bananas: peel and slice into pieces, then freeze in a tightly sealed plastic bag.
For blueberries: purchase frozen or spread fresh blueberries on a baking sheet. Place sheet in the freezer, then once the berries have hardened, transfer to a plastic bag and store (this method will keep the fresh berries from completely lumping together).
· Avoid using sugar and add honey whenever required.
Buttery Banana Smoothie
2 cups cold almond milk (you can also take soy milk or regular milk)
1 banana (ideally frozen, peeled and cut into chunks)
¼ cup peanut butter
1 tsp honey
1 tbsp flax seed (powdered)
2 tsp plain Plain Quaker oatmeal (powdered)
In a blender, combine almond/soya/regular milk, banana, peanut butter, honey, flax seed powder and oatmeal powder. Blend till you get a smooth texture. Pour into serving glass and enjoy a delicious nutritious smoothie. Top with Banana slices and almonds.
Creamy Blueberry Smoothie
1 cup almond milk (soya or regular or milk of your choice, preferably unsweetened)
¾ cup frozen blueberries
½ cup spinach
1 banana (ideally frozen, peeled and cut into pieces)
½ cup yogurt
2 tbsp honey
1 tbsp flaxseed (powdered)
½ cup Plain Quaker oatmeal (powdered)
In a blender, combine blueberries, spinach, and banana and grind well. Now add almond/soya/regular milk, yogurt, honey, flaxseed powder and oatmeal powder. Blend until smooth. Pour into glasses and serve immediately. Top with Blueberries, banana slices and spinach leaves.
1 cup strongly brewed coffee
1 cup unsweetened almond milk (soya/regular or milk of your choice)
1 scoop plain or vanilla whey protein powder (you can also opt for chocolate flavour)
1 medium banana
¼ cup Plain Quaker oatmeal (powdered)
1 tablespoon cacao powder
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom
Pour coffee into an ice cube tray and freeze overnight. Place the remaining ingredients as well as four of the coffee ice cubes into a blender and blend until smooth. Transfer to the serving glass and top with walnuts and chocolate chips or coffee beans and whipped cream. Serve chilled!
Mouthwatering Mint Smoothie
1 cup frozen (or 2 cups fresh) spinach
1 cup almond milk (soya/regular milk or milk of your choice)
2 scoops chocolate protein powder (you can take chocolate ice cream or any other health supplement powder of your choice)
1/4 cup Plain Quaker oatmeal (powdered)
1/8 tsp peppermint extract
Combine spinach, almond milk, protein powder, oatmeal powder and peppermint extract in a blender and blend until smooth. Top with mint leaves!
Death by Chocolate Smoothie
1 cup whole milk
¼ cup chocolate syrup
¼ cup Plain Quaker oatmeal (powdered)
¼ cup sweetened condensed milk
2 teaspoons instant espresso powder
3 cups ice
Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into serving glasses and top with whipped cream and a drizzle of chocolate syrup. You can add chocolate chips too!
You can EAT YOUR SMOOTHIE from a bowl if you’re not in a sipping mood or DRINK YOUR OATMEAL in the delicious nutritious smoothies! The choice is YOURS!