It is the New Year and like many people I indulged and enjoyed in glutenous baked goods and enjoyed many, many, many savory appetizers at holiday parties. I didn’t want to be rude and not eat. So I am feeling a little bloated and am looking to lighten up my diet up a bit so feel healthier and more energetic.
In an effort to try and feel less bloated I decided to try this smoothie I saw featured on YouTube and wow – it is really, really good. The original recipe was featured on Miss Glamorazzi’s channel where cookbook author and blogger Claire Thomas shared several recipes that were quick and healthy. You can see the video featured here that also has other delicious recipes. In the meantime, here is the recipe for the Oatmeal Cookie Smoothie that is amazing! Enjoy!
Oatmeal Cookie Smoothie
1 frozen banana
1 1/2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1 tsp. chia seeds
2 T. agave nectar (I didn’t have this so I used brown sugar – YUM! (perhaps why I have gained some weight…))
1 pinch of salt
1 T. unsweetened cocoa powder
2 T. flax meal
1/3 c. gluten free oatmeal
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
1 cup crushed ice
Put all ingredients in your blender for about a minute and enjoy!