Recipe: Tasty Blueberry Oatmeal Smoothie for Under 250 Calories

Serves 1

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup / 20 g rolled Oats
  • 1/2 cup / 4 oz / 120 ml Water or unsweetened Almond Milk (+15 cals)
  • 1/3 cup / 76 g nonfat plain Greek Yogurt (or other yogurt)
  • 1 cup / 148 g Blueberries (or other fruit)
  • 1 tsp fresh Ginger

Optional:
Increase the nutritional value even more by adding 1 tbs / 7 g ground Flax seeds (+37 cals) OR 1 tbs / 11 g Chia seeds (+53 cals) OR 1 tbs Hemp seeds (+40 cals)

 

Blend until smooth and enjoy.

 

Note:
Almond milk is a popular choice for vegans and the ‘health conscious’ as it gives the impression of milk without the fat.

However, while almonds are a good source of protein, almond milk is not a good source of protein, unless you buy fortified almond milk. Select your product carefully as some contain carrageenan which has a bad reputation. While carrageenan is a natural product used to thicken a wide range of foods products, it has no nutritional value and may even be dangerous, causes digestive issues for some people: inflammation, gut irritation, ulcerative colitis and worse.

 

Source: MedscapeSlenderKitchenPrevention.com;

Photo: DrinkMeHealthy

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