If you are looking to create healthy and delicious smoothies to help you through your day, an oatmeal smoothie can be a great choice. Many people wonder whether smoothies are actually healthy – the answer is that it completely depends on what you’re putting in your smoothie! Here at The Queen of Health we love a healthy and nutritious smoothie; it can give you energy for the day ahead and keep you feeling full for longer. We recommend a breakfast smoothie to get you going for your day, and oats can be the perfect ingredient to do just that. A blend of fruit and oats in the morning is not only yummy but contains enough nutrition to make a great breakfast and takes barely any prep time! Here are a few of our favourite oatmeal smoothie recipes for you to try.
Is an oatmeal smoothie healthy?
Oats contain a range of healthy nutrients, including vitamins and antioxidants that can lower cholesterol and help you to lose weight. Oats are a great addition to any smoothie because they slowly release energy throughout the day, so you don’t have to worry about tiredness kicking in or feeling lethargic while you’re out and about. Oats are a common staple item in our kitchen cupboards, which is why they are such a good recommendation for your smoothie recipe. An oatmeal smoothie is also a little bit thicker and sweeter, for those that prefer that taste.
Do I need to cook oats before putting them in a smoothie?
Oats do not need to be cooked before going into your smoothie, you can simply add them straight in or soak them in water or milk for an hour beforehand for a creamy texture. An oatmeal smoothie can take just minutes to prepare, just add oats to your blender with other ingredients and you will have a delicious oatmeal smoothie to drink before work or take with you. Alternatively, you could prepare your oatmeal smoothie the day before and store it in the fridge.
Which kind of oats are best for smoothies?
Rolled oats are the best option for smoothies because they provide a thicker texture and can be easily blended. These type of oats are also ideal for soaking with milk or water if you are looking for a creamier smoothie recipe. You could also use quick or porridge oats for your morning smoothie; either option tastes great!
Oatmeal Smoothie Recipes
We know how important it is to get enough nutrients from your smoothies so that they are beneficial to your lifestyle. Here are some of our favourite smoothie recipes for you to try!
Fruity Oat Breakfast Smoothie
This delicious fruit and oats smoothie is sure to impress, and its slow-release energy will keep you feeling great throughout the day. The recipe is also low fat, assisting your weight loss journey.
- 1 tbsp of porridge oats
- 1/2 sliced banana
- 1/2 cup of strawberries and blueberries (fresh or frozen, we love frozen berries)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 150ml almond milk
- 1 tsp chia seeds
Simply place your ingredients into the blender and turn on until you reach your desired consistency. Pour your oat smoothie into 2 glasses to share with a loved one or save for later.
Peanut Butter Protein Smoothie
For peanut butter lovers, this old fashioned oats recipe is a creamy and filling blend to keep you happy at any time of the day. All you need is some smooth peanut butter and a banana to get you started.
- 2 tbsp peanut butter (no added sugar)
- 1 sliced banana
- 1/4 cup old fashioned oats
- 1/2 cup soy milk (or milk of choice)
- 1 tsp milled flax seeds
Feel free to substitute the almond milk for oat or almond milk. Blend your ingredients with your creamy peanut butter and serve for a healthy snack or meal with over 14 g protein!
Banana Oat Smoothie
A banana oat smoothie is one of our favourites, containing a range of antioxidants, nutrients and tasting wonderful too! This makes a fabulous breakfast recipe as it is both filling and low in saturated fat. A thick smoothie that you have just got to try.
- 1/4 cup rolled oats
- 1 sliced banana
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- 1 date
- 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/cup plain low-fat yoghurt
Blend your ingredients with ground cinnamon for taste and pour 2 servings with or without ice.
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