This smoothie is as delicious as it is green, thanks to a few handfuls of baby spinach. But don’t be shy about adding greens, the spinach is completely undetectable. Banana, milk, and oatmeal flavors shine through in this perfect breakfast or post-workout snack. Banana and oats provide carbohydrates for energy and protein aids in recovery. Spinach provides iron and a dose of nutritious phytochemicals. Serve your smoothie in a glass with a straw, or pour into a bowl, top with granola and eat soup-style with a spoon for the most fun. •
The key for winter smoothies is nothing comes from the freezer. This smoothie is just cooler than room temp (because the milk was the only cold item) so it is tolerable on a cool morning.
3/4 cup milk
2 big handfuls spinach
1/4 cup raw rolled oats
1/2 scoop Vega Choc-a-Lot
1 tbsp flax
Add all ingredients to a blender and mix.
Kath maintains a loyal following on her blog Kath Eats Real Food (katheats.com). Get healthy tips and tricks by following the eating habits of this registered dietician who has a passion for oatmeal.
Originally published in February 2011