A Green Oatmeal Smoothie is loaded with whole oats, potassium-rich bananas, fuelling spinach/ kale, chia seeds, and almond milk. It is delicious, nutritious, easy to make, travels well, and will keep you satiated until lunch time. Ever since i started being serious about the gym and my health, I now have a huge appetite. I realise not all calories are made the same and I shouldn’t obsess about them. So I asked my trainer to make some suggestions about smoothies that would keep me feeling fuller longer. She told me to add oats, nuts and use dairy free milk and greens, and that is exactly what i did.
The colour is green, a gorgeous vibrant green, and I have to say that the taste, consistency – everything about it was different. I actually felt more energised once I finished my glass. A great refreshment to have after a good workout.
The banana, and oats blend nicely and none of them over-power each other. They effectively mask the spinach. You could use a more potent green than spinach if you wanted to boost the calcium and iron content. Try kale or dandelion.
While oats are not a major source of vitamins (except B1 and B5), they definitely boost the mineral content of your smoothie.Oats make a green smoothie feel more substantial, so they are excellent in meal-replacement recipes.This is my own version of Breakfast for Champions!
I hope you are hungry.
- Prep Time4 min
- Cook Time1 min
- Total Time5 min
- Energy186 cal
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 cup baby spinach or chopped kale
- 1 tbsp natural peanut, almond, or cashew butter
- 1 tbsp chia seeds/flaxseed meal, (optional)
- Honey, to taste
- Ice, optional
- Pulse oatmeal in blender until powdered. Add remaining ingredients and pulse until smooth.