One of the most challenging areas for eating for me is breakfast. I never miss it but because I find myself craving variety often, I have to switch it up. Some mornings I love Avocado Toast or a poached or fried egg on veggies and then there are the mornings that I just want a smoothie like this Blueberry Vanilla Oatmeal Smoothie I made the other morning. I'm going to let you in on a little secret of mine though. I'm not a huge fan of green smoothies. Gasp! The horror, I know especially from a health and wellness coach :) but I've always just been more of a green juice gal instead.
However, if it's a smooth and creamy one that somewhat mimics the consistency of a milkshake, I'm so game.
Strangely enough, I was craving a vanilla milkshake the other day (for breakfast to boot!) and decided to get a little creative in the kitchen. This blueberry oatmeal variation comes from the vanilla base I created and taste just like blueberry pie but chalked full of superfood deliciousness instead of sugary stuff our body doesn't really need nor like.
And now it's my newest addiction...
Blueberry Vanilla Oatmeal Smoothie
What to use:1 cup frozen blueberries1 Scoop Vanilla Protein Powder (I am currently using Arbonne Vanilla which is totally plant-based and gluten free. If you are interested let me know)1 tbsp chia seeds1/2 c. gluten free Oatmeal (I use Bob's Red Mill)1 tbsp Maca Powder1 tbsp Lucuma Powder1 tbsp coconut oil
How to make: 1. Place all ingredients in a blender. I use a Vitamix and love it. They can be a little pricy but totally worth every single penny. Combine until very smooth and creamy. I add about 1/2 cup to 1 full cup of ice to thicken up if need be.
2. Serve and enjoy!
If you try it out come back and tell me what you think!