Lifestyle: Chocolate oatmeal smoothie | Entertainment 2017-03-12

Entertainment of Sunday, 12 March 2017



Oatmeal SmoothieChocolate Oatmeal Smoothie

Start your day proper with this delicious and highly nutritious chocolate oatmeal smoothie. Yes, you can have chocolate for breakfast!

Oatmeal is a popular and healthy breakfast option. You can take your oatmeal to a whole new level of flavor and nutrition by blending with a few choice ingredients. One of those ingredients being one of my all-time favorites, cacao, or raw chocolate.

Before we get to the recipe let’s take a look at some of the top health benefits of oatmeal:

Immune system booster

Full of antioxidants

Supports a healthy heart

Stabilizes blood sugar

Lowers cholesterol

High in fiber

Excellent source of magnesium

For maximum digestion and nutrient assimilation you must properly prepare your oats.

Please don’t skip this preparation.

Here’s a quick step by step for properly preparing your oatmeal:

Soak 1 cup rolled oats in 1 cup water and 2 tablespoons acid (lemon juice, liquid whey, apple cider vinegar, or yogurt) for about 8 hours. Soaking overnight is convenient.

Add another cup of water and 1/2 teaspoon sea salt to soaked oats, stir, heat to a low simmer, and cook for 5 to 10 minutes.

Consume with liberal amounts of butter and cream or toss into a smoothie.

To save time prepare 2-3 cups at once and refrigerate for use over the next week or two.

For those of you that don’t know I have a serious weakness for chocolate. I just can’t seem to keep it out of my smoothies no matter how hard I try 🙂 Hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do!

Chocolate Oatmeal Smoothie Recipe

The Ingredients

1/2 cup raw milk or nut milk of choice

1/2 cup rolled oats (soaked and cooked)

1/3 cup plain yogurt

1/2 cup raspberries

1 tablespoon cacao powder

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract or powder

1/2 tablespoon honey (substitute maple syrup or stevia)

The Add-ons

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

1/2 tablespoon grass-fed butter

1/2 cup strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, or any other berry

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Place all of the ingredients into your blender and blend for around 30-45 seconds or until nice and smooth.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 372

Fat: 11g

Protein: 15g

Carbohydrates: 57g

Fiber: 10g

Sugar: 22g

Vitamin A: 5% RDA

Vitamin C: 28% RDA

Calcium: 28% RDA

Iron: 6% RDA

I’d love to know if you try this chocolate oatmeal smoothie and how you liked it. Please leave a comment below. Happy Blending!