Oatmeal Breakfast Smoothie

smoothiesforweightlossI see so many people that either don’t eat breakfast or they eat cereal.   Neither is a good choice if you want to maintain or lose weight, stay mentally sharp or have good blood work results year after year.  Starting your day with sugar doesn’t help your brain, your blood sugar, your inflammation or your weight.  They key is getting good solid protein in the morning. Sometimes you just can’t eat another egg. I get that, I’m the same way.  I often do a smoothie in the morning.  The key here is to not just blend fruit. This is the number one mistake I see people make.  You need protein to start your day.  Here is one of my smoothies that I enjoy in the morning.  Again though, it’s easy to get bored, so play with the recipes and change them up.

Oatmeal Breakfast Smoothie

1 cup of raw milk

1 scoop Vital Whey Vanilla Protein Powder

1 Banana ( pre-sliced & frozen)

1 Tablespoon Raw Cacao Powder

1 Tablespoon Chia Seeds

1/4 cup Gluten Free Oatmeal (Bob’s Redmill)

1 Tablespoon Sunflower Seed Butter

Blend in a high powered blender until smooth and enjoy!

 

You can customize this as you like:

Substitute the raw milk with coconut or almond milk or plain greek yogurt.

You can substitute the chia seeds with unsweetened coconut flakes.

You can change up the nut butter of your choice. Or you can just throw in whole almonds, walnuts or Brazil Nuts!

Try playing around with different super foods like raw cacao, maca or acai.

If cherries are in season, throw a few cherries into the mix.  Adding in-season produce is always good and is usually more wallet friendly!

Try adding a few greens to the mix.  Experiment with romaine leaves, spinach, kale, or Swiss Chard.

How about leaving out the chocolate and add a fresh orange (not juice, that’s just sugar!) to the mix and get a creamsicle smoothie?

You can increase the oatmeal to 1/3 cup for a stronger taste.

Get creative and enjoy breakfast.  Just experiment and have fun with your food. If you have a favorite, feel free to share it with us.

This entry was written by Dr. Shelly Masters , posted on Tuesday September 30 2014at 10:09 am , filed under Uncategorized and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink . Post a comment below or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.

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