One thing about me is that i like trying new things, Food wise but I’m not much of a risk taker in other aspect. So since transitioning I’ve been a green smoothie drinker addict. I went from one smoothie a day to sometimes three, I went from super sweet smoothies to barley sweet smoothies the list goes on. But I wanted to switch things up a bit cause a girl can only take so much green smoothies. So i decided to do raw oatmeal smoothies instead, trust me I’m not sure how i came to that decision but it made perfect sense at that moment. This is very similar to the No cook oat smoothie i did when i first started transitioning, but this has more nutritional and tasty ingredients. I was excited and nervous to try this recipe because I’ve been on a mission to avoid food and drinks high in arginine for personal reason. So oatmeal was an issue, but i kept it to organic raw rolled oats ( it is said that instant oatmeal has a high arginine content but who knows). Since I was avoiding nuts all together due to the foods i was avoiding almond milk was a no go , so i opted for SO Coconut milk unsweetened vanilla and Chobani Vanilla Greek yogurt.
So after i had those main staples ingredients, i then added mix ins of fruits, juices and teas and water all to my liking. On this particular day this was what i like to call my Tropical Oats Smoothie. If you follow me by now, you should know i free hand everything so i don’t have exact measurements. But, here’s the run down on my hearty nutritious smoothie
- Organic Raw Rolled Oats
- Coconut Milk Unsweetened (can use sweetened if preferred and any kind of milk)
- Greek Yogurt Vanilla
- Flax seeds
- Chia seeds
- Tropical Blend Frozen Fruits (Banana, Pineapple, Mango)
- a small ripe banana
- Coconut Water (optional)
- Unsweetened Green Ice Tea ((optional)
- A couple dashes of cinnamon
Mix all that together and you get a satiating tropical oatmeal smoothie. I find that using the NutriBullet give a smooth silkiness that i never achieved with my blender ,but if you’re having a hard time mixing add more liquid to the blender till you get the consistency that you want.
FYI: I don’t add protein powder because I’m not a fan of the gritty taste. If you want a hearty high fiber smoothie for breakfast, sans protein powder double up on the the yogurt and oatmeal. This smoothie can be made a head of time and stored in the fridge in an air tight container for 1-2 days. A great on the go breakfast option but great for any time of the day as well!