Thursday, August 9, 2012

Chocolate Oatmeal Breakfast Smoothie

Recently I have seriously upped my running habits (re: Ragnar Training). One side effect that I have really noticed is that I crave healthier foods. My desire for fast food is almost completely gone - almost being the important word - and I want funny things like protein shakes. I have made this with both raspberries and banana and I think I prefer the raspberry, although the banana is yummy. It's yummy and healthy and makes a great breakfast or recovery shake after a long run.

Yield: 1 big smoothie

1/2 Cup Oats
1 tbsp chia seeds
1 cup milk (I have used both regular and coconut milk with much success)
1 tbsp cocoa
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tbsp honey
1/2 banana or 1/4-1/2 cup other fruit of your choice (raspberries are also delightful)
Optional: 1-2 tbsp protein powder

Put the oats, chia seeds, and milk in a cup and allow to sit in the fridge overnight, or for at least 8 hours. Dump the contents of the cup in a blender or food processor and add the rest of the ingredients. Blend until well mixed with no big chunks.

Pour back in your cup and enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. This looks so tasty! I can't wait to try it. I love a good smoothie in the morning.