Not only have I been making a ton of smoothies lately, but I have also been adding in oats. It gives the smoothie a great texture, makes the smoothie more filling, and gives the smoothie a good nutritional boost with the extra fiber and protein. If you don’t have a high-speed blender it helps to let the oats soak in water for about an hour to soften which makes blending easier. Soaking oats also adds volume, so you feel like your adding more than it may first appear which results in a more filling and satisfying smoothie!
Also, if you don’ have a high-speed blender, you probably normally have to peel your apples for a smoother texture. Well this recipe will save you the time of peeling and chopping an apple because instead of using an apple it uses applesauce!
This recipe was adapted from here:
- 1/4 cup GF rolled oats
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1/4 cup yogurt (I use plain Amande)
- 3/4 cup applesauce
- 1 1/2 tsp chia seeds (Can be omitted)
- 2 tbsp peanut flour (You can use regular peanut butter)
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- dash of sea salt
- stevia (or other sweetener), to taste
- Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
- Taste and add additional sweetener if needed.
- Stir and enjoy!
If you want a really thick smoothie, make this earlier in the day or even the night before. The oats and chia seeds will really soak up a lot of liquid, you might even want to eat it like ice cream with a spoon!
This recipe yields approximately 330 calories and 14g protein.