Green Oatmeal Smoothie. {that will actually fill you up and energize you}

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I love the concept of smoothies and juicing but the fact remains… they never EVER keep me filled more than an hour.  I have a huge appetite.  I’ve recently lost 27 lbs and really keep a watchful eye on what and how I eat.  It has greatly impacted my body.  After recently having a discussion with a dietician friend of mine, she suggested boosting up my green drink with some staying power. Ummmm okay?  I realize not all calories are made the same and I shouldn’t obsess about them.  So I asked her to make some suggestions… well that’s exactly what she did.  She told me to add oats, nuts and avoid milk or juices in it.  Well alrightyyyy then.  I shall give it a try!  And that I did.  The color is green, however not a gorgeous vibrant green, but I have to say that the taste, consistency – everything about it was different.  I actually felt more energized once I downed a glass.  Wait?!  I already have a ton of energy.  This was like hitting the pedal and flooring it!  It’s been one hour post drinking this concoction and I still feel very filled.  Hey, for me, that’s a great thing!

Ingredients:

1 cup of water
1.5 cups of spinach/kale mixture (substitutions:  cucumbers, carrots, beets)
1 cup of gluten free rolled oats
2 cups of chopped fruit (I used watermelon, strawberries, one frozen banana)
1/4 cup of sunflower seeds (almonds, walnuts, pecan – whatever you have on hand)
Add 4 ice cubes

Directions:

Into your Vitamix or blender, add the water first and then all of the subsequent ingredients.  Blend until smooth.  This recipe made about 2.5 large servings.

— Knead to Cook

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8 Comments

  1. Enjoying it right now! I used fresh pineapple and blueberries with pecans…delicious! Thanks, I will make this again for sure.

  2. Thx for sharing! I’ve made it twice now! I substitute the water for brewed green tea. Other shakes I’ve made for dd I sneak in chia seed and flax meal.

  3. I made this for breakfast today. It held me for four hours before I started feeling hungry. I will be making it on a regular basis. Thank you for posting the recipe.

  4. This is probably a silly question, but are the oats cooked or just raw. Thanks! I can’t wait to try this for breakfast!

  5. How long after you make the smoothie can you drink it? For example if I make 2 servings on Monday morning can I save a serving for Tuesday?

    1. I know my husband makes them the night before and he/daughters have them the next morning. I think they would be fine but just need a nice shake before drinking.

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