As I mentioned in my Oats Puda post, I am trying to incorporate oats into our daily meal and here is one such recipe that I tried recently in the oats challenge attempt. All smoothies are pretty much simple, so I don’t want to repeat that again. :-) For the third day of “smoothies” theme, I presenting you the overnight oats smoothie with dates and flax meal.
Like soups, you can vary the ingredients as per your preference and innovate new smoothies each and every day. There is no set recipe for smoothies and all these recipes are no secret either. Add your favorite fruits and veggies, protein powder, flax meal, chia seeds and blend them Viola smoothie is ready. Some may prefer orange along with melons while some don’t, while some may just like to drizzle flax meal or chia seeds. So it’s all finding your own secret recipe. You can find all my breakfast beverage including kale smoothies here.
Now coming back to this recipe, thanks to my IG friend Z, for sharing this idea of overnight oats. So what are overnight oats? Oats soaked in your favorite milk along with other fruits and condiments overnight. I started soaking my oats in milk along with maple syrup, berries, and raisins in my mason jar and just grab and go in the morning. A perfect morning breakfast is all set with least effort. This week, I thought of taking it one step further by preparing a smoothie with the overnight oats. :-) I am super glad that I started to post my oats challenge in IG. Few of my IG friends shared unique and interesting savory recipes too. Those are in my pipeline and will be posting them soon.
- Oats – 1/4 cup
- Milk – 1 + 1 cup
- Dates – 5
- Flaxmeal – 1 tsp
- Soak 1/4 cup of oats in 1 cup of milk overnight or at least for 6 hours.
- Blend the soaked oats along with 1 cup of milk, dates and flax meal. (do not drain the milk from the oats)
- Instead of dates, you can use other dry fruits or fresh fruits.
- You can add about 2 tsp of maple syrup or honey or brown sugar for added sweetness.
Sending this recipe to the Blogging Marathon #72. Check out the other participants and their recipes here.
- Oats - 1/4 cup
- Milk - 1 + 1 cup
- Dates - 5
- Flaxmeal - 1 tsp
Soak 1/4 cup of oats in 1 cup of milk overnight or at least for 6 hours.
Blend the soaked oats along with 1 cup of milk, dates and flax meal. (do not drain the milk from the oats)
Instead of dates, you can use other dry fruits or fresh fruits.
You can add about 2 tsp of maple syrup or honey or brown sugar for added sweetness.