Almond, coconut and oat smoothie

Almond, coconut and oat smoothie

During the week, my breakfasts generally involve yogurt with fruit and homemade granola or some kind of smoothie (along with the obligatory cup of coffee, of course) - often enjoyed at my desk once I get to the office. For those of you who know me well, it will come to no surprise that my love for chocolate means that I often go for a smoothie that features cocoa powder (I posted my favourite chocolate and peanut butter smoothie here). On days when I try to make breakfast a bit healthier (and when I have a bit more time on my hands to prep ingredients), I try to sneak some greens into my first meal of the day (I posted another favourite green smoothie here). Recently though, I've been enjoying a smoothie that features neither cocoa powder nor greens - but rolled oats and coconut & almond butter instead!

Almond, coconut and oat smoothie | Beloved Kitchen
Almond, coconut and oat smoothie | Beloved Kitchen
Almond, coconut and oat smoothie | Beloved Kitchen
Almond, coconut and oat smoothie | Beloved Kitchen

As with most of my smoothie recipes, this one's really easy to make and you're likely to have most of the ingredients on hand. You simply place all the ingredients in a high-speed blender or the container of an immersion blender and blend until completely smooth. I tend to blend this one for a little bit longer than usual because of the use of uncooked rolled oats. Then I divide the smoothie between two jars, and we take them with us before heading out the door.

Almond, coconut and oat smoothie | Beloved Kitchen
Almond, coconut and oat smoothie | Beloved Kitchen
Almond, coconut and oat smoothie | Beloved Kitchen

This smoothie keeps you feeling full throughout the morning thanks to a healthy dose of fibre from the oats and protein and healthy fats from the coconut & almond butter. Can't find coconut & almond butter? Not a problem! Substitute it for regular almond butter and add in a bit of coconut oil or desiccated coconut. It's also a nice pre- or post-workout snack - I enjoyed mine this afternoon before going to yoga.

-xo KA

Almond, coconut and oat smoothie

This smoothie comes together in a pinch and makes for a filling breakfast or snack. My recipe calls for coconut & almond butter, but if you can't find it at your local store you can use regular almond butter instead and add a teaspoon of coconut oil or a tablespoon of desiccated coconut. 

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats (gluten free if needed)
  • 1 pinch Maldon sea salt flakes
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp coconut & almond butter (see above for alternatives)
  • 2 frozen bananas, chopped
  • 2 cups unsweetened almond milk

Method:

Combine all ingredients in a high-speed blender or in the container of an immersion blender. Blend for 2-3 minutes, until the mixture is completely smooth. Serve immediately.

Serves two.

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