I will be the the first person to admit that I cannot function without having breakfast! So if I find myself on the go with no time to sit down and have a nourishing breakfast this is my go to recipe. My obsession with porridge is well known so this smoothie is just perfect for me as it has all the benefits of oats but takes only a fraction of the time to prepare and can be taken where ever I go. This nutritious smoothie of creamy banana, energizing oats, moorish dates, juicy raspberries and smooth almond butter will not only brighten your day but keep you going until lunch.
Beta glucan; a unique fiber found in oats has been shown to reduce our levels of LDL or “bad” cholesterol while also raising our levels of HDL for “good” cholesterol. Oats make for a wonderful start to the day due to their high fiber and protein content along with their low level of fats. Oats are great for stabilizing your blood sugar level as a result of the combination of high fiber and complex carbohydrates which slows down the rate at which this grain is converted to simple sugars thereby preventing blood sugar spikes and reducing the risk of developing diabetes
- 1 banana
- 2-3 dates
- ½ cup gluten free oats
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- ½ cup raspberries (fresh or frozen)
- 2 tsp almond butter
- Peel the banana and place all the ingredients in a blender and blend for 3-4 minutes until smooth.
- Pour into a bottle and you have the quickest nutritious breakfast to go!