Blueberry Oatmeal Smoothie – All the fiber and staying power of a bowl of oatmeal, but in an easy, portable, drinkable form. Bonus – there’s greens in there!
Fuel Your Morning
Do your mornings feel hectic? Do you often have plans to eat a healthy, filling breakfast, but never seem to have the time to make it happen? I feel your pain, friends! With 3 kids, their activities, my schedule, etc., sometimes a proper breakfast at the kitchen table just doesn’t happen.
That’s why smoothies sometimes feel heaven sent. Your kids think they are drinking a milkshake and you can cram all the nutrition in there that you can imagine.
This Blueberry Oatmeal Smoothie (full of fiber, protein, vitamins and minerals) will fill you all up for your morning ahead and keep everybody happy.
Eat Your Fruits & Veggies
You know what’s great? Green smoothies that aren’t green.
You know why? Because sometimes kids (and adults – you know who you are) are turned off by foods/drinks that are green.
I’m not sure why – green is such a beautiful color, but whatever, I get it. So, pack in those greens in your smoothies and then use vibrantly colored fruits to cover them up!
I chose spinach for this Blueberry Oatmeal Smoothie because it’s nutrient profile is especially impressive. It’s incredibly high in vitamin K, vitamin A, manganese, folate, magnesium, iron, B vitamins, vitamin C, calcium…it’s even high in protein and omega-3 fats. Wow! You WANT your kids to eat this leafy green, but I bet they don’t want to eat it plain, amiright?
Take it On-the-Go
Another bonus with smoothies – they are super portable. Not only do we not have time to sit and eat breakfast some days, but sometimes we don’t even have time to slurp it down before we are running out the door.
No problem – pour this into your favorite to-go cup and have breakfast on the way. Fueling on the go – what could be easier?!
Blueberry Oatmeal Smoothie
Don’t think this oatmeal smoothie is JUST for frantic mornings, though. If you do have time to sit, go ahead and enjoy this alongside a piece of toast spread w/ nut butter or whatever else your tummy desires.
Give this Blueberry Oatmeal Smoothie a try and then come back and leave me a comment below with your feedback and star rating. I love to see your pics too! Snap a quick one and tag me @veggie_inspired #veggieinspired on social media.
- 1 cup unsweetened non dairy milk (rice, almond, soy, etc).
- 1 cup frozen blueberries (preferably organic)
- 1/2 cup old fashioned gluten free oats
- 1 handful fresh spinach
- 1 tbsp pure maple syrup (or 2 Medjool dates)
- 1 tsp cinnamon (optional)
- 3-4 ice cubes
- Place all ingredients in a blender.
- Blend until smooth.
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