Strawberry-pineapple-peach oat smoothie — Perfect breakfast for the busy mama on-the-go. Gluten-free, Vegan, and oh so delish!
With back-to-school in full swing, we’ve definitely had to make a few changes with our morning routine, and that includes breakfast! Now with mornings being a little more fast-paced, I don’t have much time to sit and enjoy the most important meal of the day. I’m someone who tends to wake up very hungry, but not just any kind of hungry, the kind that leads to complete starvation within a few minutes and with that comes hangry mama attitude. This is totally not good! With that being said, I’ve compiled a mini-list of requirements for weekday breakfasts;
under 5 minutes
keeps me full till late morning snack
An oat smoothie is one of my top sweat-free/supah dupah quick go-to breakfasts! Now, if you’re like me and really don’t like overnight oats, and I mean REALLY don’t like it— simply, the thought of eating a spoonful of cold oatmeal gives you the heebie-jeebies, then this recipe is for you! I can’t seem to wrap my head around eating cold oatmeal BUT smoothies are obviously meant to be cold, so I can totally have oats in there. It’s kind of like eating overnight oats, in liquid form. Well, sort of…
I totally make sense there, huh?
Now, the blogger in me who loves taking food photography almost went a little nuts, wanting to create a multilayer oat smoothie. As g-o-r-g-e-o-u-s as it is to photograph, it is completely unrealistic for a mama-on-the-go. Instead, I sit here semi-proud that I didn’t go extra and just threw everything in the blender, but also semi-ashamed that I would even write a blog post about the simplest recipe EVER… #LifeStory
Yes, really! It’s such a great way to add extra nutrients like fiber, without a TON of calories. Plus, they blend up really well even if you don’t have a Vitamix, Blendtec or any other high-speed blender for that matter. (As I write this sentence, I gently weep at my desk, wanting a new blender) You can dump the uncooked oats in the blender with all the other ingredients, or for a much smoother texture, you can soak them beforehand for at least an hour in milk or water. Easy peasy.
A few notes for this *recipe*
Taking full advantage of the end of summer fruits, I chose to load mine up with local farm-fresh strawberries, peaches, and (totally non-local but I wish) pineapple. You can toss in a splash of maple syrup for added sweetness and to take a little bit of the tart away. I don’t have the biggest sweet tooth, so I leave mine as is. I also use a non-dairy milk, but any milk of choice will work— Oat milk is currently a fave of mine.
- 1 cup peaches, chopped
- 1 cup pineapple, chopped
- 1 cup strawberries
- 1/3 cup gluten-free oats
- 1/2 cup oat milk
- 1-2 tbsp maple syrup (optional)
- Place all ingredients in the blender, and blend until smooth.
- For thicker consistency, add 1/2 cup greek yogurt and 1 cup of ice.
What’s your favorite sweat-free breakfast to whip up during the week?
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