As you know, I love oatmeal. I have oatmeal almost daily and believe that whole grains are an essential part of a healthy breakfast. But sometimes the same ole bowl of hot oatmeal on humid summer mornings in Florida gets a little boring. Blah! And even more annoying is that sometimes it takes me hours to finish my breakfast in class. My solution: turn it into a smoothie!
Today’s breakfast is my dairy free Beautiful Blueberry Oatmeal Breakfast Smoothie made with healthy super-food ingredients.
Just like I start every bowl of oatmeal, I start my smoothies with the same basic ingredients: 1/2 cup dry oatmeal, 1 tbsp each of hemp, chia and ground flax, and 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce. Although I usually cook my oatmeal in plain water, to wet the smoothies I use 1 cup of light soymilk.
Then it’s time to get creative! This morning I added 1 cup of gorgeous fresh blueberries! These blueberries were recently on sale at my local Publix grocery store at 2 pints for just $5.00! And that’s a great price!
Then I just add a cup of crushed ice and blend away! Easy peasy!
And of course, I tracked all of the calories into MyFitnessPal. This smoothie comes out to about 450 calories, with a great balance of fiber, complex carbohydrates, protein, fruit and healthy fats with very little added sugar!
I enjoyed my smoothie on my drive to school along side a Venti Iced Coffee from Starbucks with only a splash of soy for flavor. It was one of those mornings where my Keureg coffee maker just wasn’t going to cut it. And yes, sadly, I’m obsessed with Starbucks!
What did you have for breakfast today?