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Sunday, 15 February 2015

Recipe: Blueberries & Oats Smoothie




I'm writing this post at 8:45 this morning, as I've just tried a new combination of ingredients for a smoothie and I love it - so thought I better share it with you now before I forget it!

Sometimes some smoothies I make are very tasty but are not filling me for up a good few hours, no one wants to be snacking within a couple of hours of their breakfast! So I've been looking at numerous recipes to see what I can do about this.

One suggestion I've read was to add porridge oats - at first I thought "I don't think so" but now that I've seen it on various recipes I thought "let's try it".

So just before bed last night I soaked a third of a mug of gluten-free porridge oats with cold water, and this morning the mug was full to the brim with creamy soft oats.

I added this in with all my other ingredients. Another new ingredient for my breakfast smoothies is coconut milk, for me this makes it creamy and adds a little more sweetness.

All in all I loved it my new recipe - so I hope you will give it a go too!

Recipe:

  • 1/3 mug of soaked gluten-free porridge oats (for at least one-hour or overnight)
  • 1 banana
  • Handful of spinach
  • 1 small green apple
  • 2 teaspoons of Linwoods' milled flax, sunflower, pumpkin, sesame seeds & goji berries
  • Frozen blueberries 
  • KoKo brand coconut milk (add depending on the thickness you want)

And then blend.


Enjoy
x


I realised later in the morning that how would you know whether this filled me up or not?! I can confirm quite happily that I was full till lunchtime :)