This Strawberry Oatmeal Smoothie is just the thing you need to jump into the New Year. Here’s to healthy breakfasts this year!
Hey there party peeps! It’s Mandy from Mandy’s Recipe Box and I have the smoothie for you! My Strawberry Oatmeal Smoothie will fill your belly up with lots of good for you stuff. There’s no spinach in it, but you can totally add some if you want. A big handful would do it. We have oats, ground flax, chia seeds (ch-ch-ch-chia!), oats and strawberries to name a few ingredients. To sweeten it up, I like to use honey but you can use whatever sweetener you want. Let’s talk about those flax, chia seeds and oats.
I love these guys! They all have such great benefits, but here’s a quick breakdown:
Ground Flaxseed: Rich source of micronutrients, dietary fiber, manganese, vitamin B1, and the essential fatty acid alpha-linolenic acid, also known as ALA or omega-3.
Chia Seeds: Loaded with protein, fiber and Omega-3 fatty acids and various micronutrients. They are one of the most nutritious foods on the planet and I use them every chance I get!
Oats: Rich in a specific type of fiber called beta-glucan. This particular type of fiber is known to help lower levels of bad cholesterol.
You should have all of these in your pantry. They are good for your food storage as well. I love throwing them into my smoothies. You can also make Chia Seed Pudding with the chia seeds. It’s great for when you want a treat without all the calories and fat. You can add the ground flax to anything. Soups, casseroles, tacos, just throw some in when cooking. I hope you all have a great year and I can’t wait to bring you more recipes in 2016!
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