If you're looking for a heart healthy, dairy-free breakfast loaded with fiber you can eat on the run, this is it!
In South America, it's common to drink avena, a delicious oatmeal shake usually made with whole milk, cinnamon and sugar. My oldest daughter loves it, you can see my original recipe here. I've made it with pumpkin, but I was curious to see what would happen if I used unsweetened vanilla Almond Breeze almond milk instead, along with blueberries and banana. The outcome was really good, I added some raw sugar to sweeten it, but you could even use stevia or whatever sweetener you would normally use.
This is best if you make it and drink it right away. If you only need one serving, cook all the oatmeal in water as instructed below, but use only half of the cooked oatmeal in the blender and save the other half for the next day.
Blueberry Banana Oatmeal Smoothie
Servings: 2 • Size: 1-3/4 cup • Points +: 5 pts • Smart Points: 5
Calories: 180• Fat: 2 g • Carb: 38 g • Fiber: 4 g • Protein: 3 g • Sugar: 8 g
Sodium: 52.5 mg • Cholest: 0 mg
- 1/2 cup raw quick oats*
- 2 cups water
- 1/2 cup Almond Breeze vanilla unsweetened almond milk
- 1/2 cup blueberries
- 1/2 ripe medium banana
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp raw sugar
- 1/2 cup ice
Cook oats and water in a small pot for about a minute or two, stirring often until it becomes thick and bubbly. Remove from heat and let it cool a few minutes.
In a blender add almond milk, blueberries, banana, cooled oats, vanillas, sugar and ice. Blend on high until very smooth. Pour in a glass over ice. Enjoy!!
Makes 3 1/2 cups.
*Use gf oats to make this gluten-free.
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Blue Diamond Almond Breeze. I only share products I use in my own kitchen on a daily basis. I created this recipe and received compensation to do so.