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Oat Smoothie: A Quick and Healthy Breakfast in a Glass

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Oat smoothie is a quick and healthy breakfast recipe that I’m recommending for early risers, weight-watchers and those who generally love healthy foods.

Last time, I wrote about the benefits of oats and how you can make your own healthy oat bread. See the recipe here. If you’ve not tried it out, I sure hope you do.

The good thing about oat smoothie is that you can begin the preparation overnight. If you want to save more time in the morning, you can soak the oat separately and most of the other ingredients overnight and refrigerate.

The soaking of the oats is a must for at least 10 or 15 minutes. It helps to reduce the phytic acid and this makes you digest the oats easily and prevent constipation.

This oat smoothie does not have any added sugar and is quite filling. It can keep you full till lunchtime. You can also be creative and add other healthy ingredients to the mix. The choice is yours.

The ingredients needed are:
(Serves 1)

  • 3 tablespoon oats (any kind can be used; rolled or quick oats)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup roasted peanuts or you can use 2 tablespoon peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon flaxseed
  • 1 teaspoon chia seed
  • 1 small cinnamon stick or half teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • 1 date to sweeten the mix or maple syrup
  • 1 ripe banana (frozen or fresh)

Note: You can get the ingredients at the open market or supermarket. They are not hard to find.

How to Make Oat Smoothie:

1. In a bowl, add 3 tablespoons of oats and pour water to cover it and leave to soak for 10-15 minutes (or soak overnight and put in the refrigerator)

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2. Pour into a strainer and put under running water.

3. After rinsing, pour the oats into your blender and add 1 cup of water.

4. Add 1/4 cup of roasted peanuts or two tablespoons of peanut butter and 1 tablespoon flaxseeds.

5. Also add 1 teaspoon chia seed and 1 small cinnamon stick (break this into small bits) or half teaspoon cinnamon powder.

6. Next, add 1 soft date (for me this is optional). If the date is hard, you can soak in warm water for the same 10-15 minutes to soften it. If you prefer maple syrup and not date, add half a tablespoon or less to it.

7. Then add 1 ripe banana and blend all together. (The riper the banana, the sweeter the smoothie) So, you might not need the dates.

8. Finally, pour the oat smoothie into a glass. Garnish the top of it with a teaspoon of roasted crushed peanuts and sprinkle a dash of cinnamon on the top for flavour.

Voila! Your healthy oat smoothie breakfast is ready. Enjoy!

Efe Lisa Ifezuo

 

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Efe Lisa Ifezuo
Graduate of English. Content writer, author, blogger, Relationship/Teen counselor and Business Owner at Coinscribes (A General Transcription, content/fictional writing Service).

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