Oat Smoothies

Looking for a real treat? These breakfast smoothies will have you pleasantly satisfied for hours. Heavier than our favourite vegetable/fruit smoothies, but another perfect way to start the day, especially for when ravenous and on the go. Basically, it’s your oatmeal breakfast thrown in a blender.

Oats are a great way to start the morning, packing a great punch of nutrients and minerals. High in carbs, oats are a great source of energy and strength to kick start your morning. Check out these percent daily values for 1/4 cup!Oats Nutritional InfoFor their in-depth nutrition profile, check it out here.

Here are two variations for you to try out – you are in for a treat!Oat smoothiesNutty Banana Oat

Blend – 1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk, 1 banana (ripe or frozen), 1/2 cup gluten-free rolled oats, 2 tbsp natural peanut butter or almond butter, 1/2 tsp agave, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, & 1/4 cup ice.Peanut Butter Banana Oat Smoothie

Blueberry Banana Oat

Blend – 1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk, 1 banana (ripe or frozen), 1/2 cup gluten-free rolled oats, 1/2 cup of fresh or frozen blueberres & 1/4 cup ice.

Blueberry Banana Oat Smoothie

Also, don’t be afraid to add in some greens to the Nutty Banana Oat! Everything is better when you add kale. I added in 2 cups and I barely noticed a change in taste. Give them a whirl and let me know your thoughts!


Chia Pudding

The tiny chia seed is a powerhouse of nutrients. It’s loaded with fiber, calcium, maganese, omega 3 fatty acids, protein, and various antioxidants. All of which offer benefits to our heart, brain, digestive, bone and oral health. No wonder it’s a superfood!

You can easily add the chia seed into your daily diet due to its tasteless nature.  I find it easiest to sprinkle on salads, add it to smoothies, or most favourably- chia pudding!

This recipe comes together easily and you can top it however you like.  Interchangeably chia pudding makes a great breakfast or dessert. And an added bonus, this recipe is vegan, raw, and gluten-free.

Chia Pudding (2 servings)

  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 4 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 tbsp pure vanilla extract or maple syrup
  • 1-2 tbsp of unsweetened coconut
  • any toppings of your choice – fresh fruit, raw nuts, coconut are my go-to
  1. Combine almond milk, vanilla extract, chia seeds in a jar and shake until combined
  2. Chill in refrigerator for 4 hours or leave overnight
  3. Remove from fridge, stir in coconut and mix until smooth
  4. Serve with your favourite toppings

Chia Pudding

 Enjoy. xx