Start your day with this colorful and filling blueberry oatmeal smoothie! It’s full of antioxidants, vitamins, and fiber to get you off to a healthy start.
When you can’t eat eggs or gluten, it seems like there are two options for quick, easy to prepare breakfasts.
Smoothies and overnight oats.
I’m a big fan of both! But I was thinking about it, and I thought, why not combine the two? It’s the best of both worlds.
And that’s how this blueberry oatmeal smoothie was born.
I’ve had smoothies with oats before – the kind where you just throw in a handful of oats, and blend away.
But I wasn’t a big fan. The texture wasn’t my favorite, and really, it’s harder to digest raw oats. That’s where soaking oats comes in handy.
Why should you soak oats?
When you soak oats, like you do to make overnight oats, you reduce the phytic acid, making them easier to digest.
How do you soak oats?
Just put about 2/3 cup oats in a mason jar and cover with 1 cup of non-dairy milk. Place in the refrigerator to soak overnight. In the morning, they will be soft and ready to use.
Should you use fresh or frozen blueberries in this smoothie?
You can use either, but I love the way the frozen blueberries give this smoothie a thick and frosty texture.
What can be used in place of blueberries?
You can substitute any berry you want to in this smoothie recipe. Strawberries, raspberries, or even blackberries would be delicious.
How do you make a blueberry oatmeal smoothie?
- Soak your oats in non-dairy milk overnight.
- Place the oats, frozen blueberries, maple syrup, and more milk in the blender, and blend until smooth.
- Top with more berries, chia seeds, or coconut flakes. Enjoy!
This blueberry oat smoothie is thick, frosty, and will really fill you up, due to the fiber in the oats. It’s a great start to your day!
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Blueberry Oatmeal Smoothie.
This blueberry oatmeal smoothie is sure to get your day off to a great start!
Prepare your oats the night before. Take 2/3 cup of oats and 1 cup non-dairy milk and place in a glass jar. Soak in the refrigerator overnight.
Place 3/4 cup of soaked oats, the frozen blueberries, non-dairy milk, and maple syrup in the blender. Blend on high, stopping to scrape down the sides if needed. Blend until thick and creamy.
Top with more berries, or chia seeds, or anything else you wish. Enjoy!
This smoothie is best enjoyed immediately.
If you store it in the refrigerator for a few hours, just stir well before drinking as it will separate.
Use any berry you wish if you don't have blueberries.