Strawberry Oat Smoothie

Bean in the Kitchen : Strawberry Oat Smoothie                                                            StrawberryBananaSmoothie3

It’s Friday!  Even better than Friday, it’s the beginning of the 3 day weekend.  Before I kick off the holiday, I wanted to stop by and share one of my favorite go to smoothies.  I mentioned Friday is the day I’m sharing juicing and smoothie recipes.  Since I haven’t shared a smoothie in ages, I figured I should share one I make regularly.

I love this smoothie because aside from the nutritional value, the oats really keep me feeling full longer.

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Strawberry Oat Smoothie:

Strawberry Oat Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup non dairy milk - I use hemp milk
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 cup strawberries - fresh or frozen, about 5
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup oats
  • 1 tbsp maca *optional
  • 1 tbsp chia seed *optional
  • 1 large handful of spinach *optional

Instructions

  1. Place all the ingredients in a high power blender.
  2. Blend, pour, sip, enjoy!
http://vibrantbean.com/2015/05/strawberry-oat-smoothie/

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The goods:

-Strawberries:  Great source of antioxidants, fiber, and vitamin C.  It is also a good source of iodine for people with thyroid issues.  Strawberries help with inflammation and to stabilize blood sugar.

-Oats:  Awesome source of fiber and help lower cholesterol.  Studies have shown that diets rich in fiber, the fiber found in oats, significantly reduces breast cancer risk.

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Have an awesome weekend!  For those stateside, enjoy the 3 days off.  And remember those who have passed while serving our country.

xx

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