Thursday, May 24, 2012

Cinnamon Oatmeal Smoothie

Having trouble rolling out of bed in the mornings in time to make breakfast? Need something quick to fill you up and start your day? Try either of these oatmeal smoothies, packed with fiber, healthy fats and protein. Almost tastes like eating oatmeal cookies n' cream for breakfast!

Benefits of eating rolled oats:
  • Provides high levels of protein and fiber, which will keep you feeling full and satisfied.
  • Has positive effect on cholesterol levels.
  • Contains lignans which protect against heart disease and cancer.
  • Contains antioxidants beneficial for heart disease.
  • Boosts immune system.
  • Stabilizes blood sugar.
  • Gluten friendly.
  • Protects against breast cancer.
Cinnamon Oatmeal Smoothie

1/4 c rolled oats, uncooked
1 c almond coconut milk
2 tbsp plain Greek yogurt
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
Dash of turmeric
1 tsp agave nectar (or 1 packet stevia)
1 apple, cored
3/4 c ice cubes

Oatmeal Smoothie #2

1/2 c rolled oats, uncooked
1 tbsp almond butter (or peanut butter)
1 c almond milk
1 tbsp flax seeds
3/4 c ice
1 tsp vanilla extract, optional
1 packet stevia

Combine all ingredients in blender until smooth. Sprinkle with cinnamon, if desired.

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