Recipe and photos courtesy of: Self
It’s that time of year where it seems like we are always GO GO GO, but that doesn’t mean you have an excuse to stop eating right. Although the mornings may be chilly, smoothies are still a perfect way to get your day started out right and still make it out the door on time. This breast cancer fighting green smoothie is packed with protein and potassium and will keep your stomach satisfied until lunch time!
This smoothie is totally healthy and totally delicious! Although it may sound funky, by adding rolled oats to a smoothie you get a thicker consistency, plus a heaping serving of fiber and a kick of protein as well. Not only that, oats will help keep you full in order to make your breakfast last all the way until lunch time.
Once you have your oats ready to roll (no pun intended), all you have to do is add in the rest of the ingredients, blend, and this drink is ready to enjoy! This recipe combines so many yummy ingredients that provide all kinds of amazing health benefits. The main ingredient in this smoothie is one of the most popular superfoods around, kale. Kale is a cruciferous veggie that contains vitamins C, E, and K, minerals, glucosinolates, and several carotenoids such as beta-carotene, lutein, zeaxanthin. These carotenoids, in addition to the glucosinolates, have some major cancer-preventing powers that you do not want to miss out on! Chia seeds have disease-fighting powers of their own. They’ve been known to have some pretty great anti-cancer properties and can help improve your overall heart health. For being so little, these guys sure do give us some BIG time benefits.
Don’t let the winter weather scare you away from this chilly morning beverage. We promise it is WAY worth it! Want more B4BC approved superfood smoothie recipes? Download B4BC x Goofy Foot Foods PDF cookbook: “Quick & Clean Salads and Smoothies” to get 20 amazing recipes, healthy tips, smoothie and salad basics and more!
- 1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
- 1 banana, broken up into pieces
- 1 packed cup baby spinach or chopped kale
- 1 tablespoon natural peanut, almond, or cashew butter
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds or flaxseed meal
- Honey, to taste
- Ice, optional
- 1 cup almond, soy, rice, or skim milk
- Pulse oatmeal in blender until powdered.
- Add remaining ingredients and pulse until smooth.