After everyone of my family has had the flu now, smoothies are again very popular with us. OK, the timing could have been better. But afterwards you are ever smarter. But hindsight is easier than foresight.
For preventing to run out of ideas, I’ve spend the time on experimented a bit today. And so I created this recipe for a vegan oat milk smoothie with blueberries and raspberries. And so I created this recipe for an oat milk smoothie with blueberries and raspberries.
One characteristic of this recipe is that I’m using oat milk – or better oat drink – instead of water or juice. The other, that I thicken the smoothie with Chia seeds.
I’ve opted for oat milk because it gives the smoothie another healthy kick. And in addition, I simply like the slightly sweet flavor given to the smoothie by oat milk.
Oats – and also oat milk – has many good and healthy benefits. On the one hand, oat milk provides an extra in fiber. On the other hand, also many essential amino acids and minerals such as potassium and magnesium. In addition, oat milk contains beta-glucan, a special type of sugar that helps to regulate digestion. Moreover, oat milk is cholesterol-free and can help to reduce cholesterol. However, oats also contains gluten. Therefore, oat milk – like oat itself – isn’t suitable for people with gluten intolerance (celiac disease).
For this oat milk smoothie, I’ve also used Chia seeds. But not because I think they’re a superfood.
But of course, chia seeds are also rich in fiber, proteins and antioxidants. Especially because of the fiber, they also help us to stay full longer. But actually, the reason why I’ve used chia seeds is much more simple.
As you might know, many smoothie recipes use banana for making smoothies more creamy. And that’s the problem: I really don’t like bananas. So I needed a substitute. And so I came across a post of Emily Han, in which she recommends Chia seeds as a substitute for bananas.
Thus I’ve tried it. And what should I say? It works absolutely outstanding. Chia seeds are a wonderful thickener. In addition, the seeds give my smoothie an interesting texture.
Vegan Oat Milk Smoothie
For 1 serving
- 150 grams of raspberries
- 150 grams of blueberries
- 2 tablespoons of Chia seeds
- 300 milliliters of Kölln Smelk oat drink, chilled
- 2 tablespoons of maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
- 0.5 teaspoon vanilla
- First put the raspberries and the blueberries in a blender and puree until you get a smooth mass.
- Now add oat milk, maple syrup, lemon juice, vanilla and one tablespoon of chia seed.
- Puree again.
- Mix in the remaining chia seeds with a spoon.
- Let the smmoothie rest for a few minutes so that it can thicken.
- Depending on your preferred consistency, dilute with oat milk or mineral water.
|Calories||408 kcal per serving|
|Carbohydrates||65 grams per serving|
|Protein||8 grams per serving|
|Fat||12 grams per serving|