Oatmeal Smoothie & Liquid Meal Diet.
When I first stumbled across a reference to oatmeal in a smoothie recipe, all I could think of was gummy clumps of raw oats floating in my smoothies. But then I realized that there’s a very easy trick to getting it right, and the effort is well worth it!
The trick is to grind the oatmeal into a POWDER before adding it to the smoothie. You can usually do this right in your blender. Just measure out around a quarter cup or so of oatmeal (per smoothie), give it a whir in the blender, and then add the rest of your smoothie ingredients.
The result is a thicker smoothie with an added nutritional boost! The oatmeal blends right in with the milk, fruits, powdered or flaked nuts, extra protein powder for a bodybuilder, and whatever else you’ve added. The starchy oatmeal absorbs some of the liquid, giving the smoothie more body and substance. This is especially good if you make your smoothie the night before or end up letting it sit for a little while before drinking it, with exception when you add banana.
You can grind several cups at once, store it in a jar, and then scoop out the amount you want every day. Try to add Zero Calories Natural Sweetener Stevia Leaf Extract from OZpowder range to give zero calorie sweetness if you on a strict fat-loss diet.
Spiced Oatmeal Smoothie
- 1/4 cup rolled or powdered oats
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt (I used non fat)
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, plus more for dusting
- OZpowder Piperine for Metabolism and spice taste
- 1 apple, cored and roughly chopped
- 1 teaspoon pure maple syrup or Zero Calories Natural Sweetener Stevia Leaf Extract
- A small squeeze of fresh lemon juice
- 1 fresh date, pitted and chopped (optional)
- Combine powder oats and water in a microwave-safe bowl. Cook for 1 minutes. Set aside.
- To a blender add milk, yogurt, cinnamon, Piperine, apple, vanilla, maple syrup or Stevia , lemon juice, date (if using), and cooked oats. Blend on high until smooth.
- Pour into a glass or jar. Finish with a light dusting of cinnamon on top.