Pear Oatmeal Breakfast Smoothie

Sick of smoothies?

Neither am I. Ever!

This smoothie is a good on-the-go breakfast and is filling with oatmeal thrown into it. It’s sweet and frothy and has veggies, fruits, calcium, protein, and grains! Plus it’s green, so you can hit the hipster fad right on the mark by putting this in a mason jar and walking your dog (cough, cough Sara!).

 

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Pear Oatmeal Breakfast Smoothie (makes enough for 2)

2 handfuls of spinach

1 cup of almond milk (sweetened or unsweetened is fine)

1 frozen banana

1 pear, washed and cored

1 handful oatmeal (about 3/4 cup)

water as needed

 

Directions: Blend and enjoy!

Tips: Blend your spinach and almond milk together first for a smoother consistency from the spinach. Also, let’s talk frozen bananas. Life-changing. George and I have a huge stock of frozen bananas on hand at any given time. My method is this: peel all of your bananas and put them on a cooling rack (such as one for baking) overnight (or at least for 3 hours). Then, I break them all in half (maybe just a weird habit…) and store them in a gallon ziplock in a freezer. Be sure that you peel before freezing, otherwise they really will be useless to you ­čÖé

 

Blueberry-Avocado Smoothie

Today, I’m sharing with you my latest smoothie creation.┬áI love smoothies. Love. LOVE!

This one is decent on the health scale: antioxidants from the blueberries, healthy fats from chia seeds and avocado, and completely vegan (as long as you don’t add honey, which is optional anyway).┬áThe texture threw me off a little (still getting used to blended avocado) but give it a go and see what you think!


Blueberry-Avocado Smoothie (makes enough for 2)

1-2 handfuls spinach* (about 1.5-2 cups)

1 cup almond milk*

1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries (if you use fresh, add some ice cubes)

1 avocado, ripe, pitted and peeled

2 tbsp chia seeds

1 pear, washed and cored

1/2 – 1 cup filtered water (or coconut water)

optional: add 2 tbsp agave, honey, or fresh pear or apple juice if you want it a little sweeter

 

Put all ingredients together and blend, then put into a cute little mason jar and go.

*If, like me, you don’t have a badass Vitamix (and if you do, congratulations!), blend the spinach and almond milk┬átogether first by themselves. It helps to get the spinach blended more thoroughly so you have fewer icky chunks.

 

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