Happy Tuesday, everyone! I’m super pumped about this Bender’s Blenders post because this one kept my tummy full for 4 hours! Needless to say, this is a breakfast smoothie. I’ve seen them on a few blogs before, and decided to create my own version. It came out great, with a little unanticipated surprise at the end. At first I wasn’t sure how I felt about this surprise, but then I decided to embrace it because it makes the drink unique and the drinking process last longer. I am definitely fueled through the morning – after drinking a mug of Coffee Cocoa with it, of course 😉 I hope everyone has a great day!
Bender’s Blenders: Oatberry Boost
This breakfast smoothie combines the chewiness of oatmeal and wheatberries with the creaminess of Greek yogurt and a sweet hint of banana. The whey protein powder provides added power, perfect for an on-the-go day that requires extra fuel!
Ingredients (serves 1):
- 1/4 cup old fashioned oats
- 1/8 cup wheatberries
- 1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (I like Almond Breeze)
- 1 scoops (approximately 1 oz.) vanilla protein powder (I used Biochem)
- 1/2 small banana
- 5 ice cubes
Soak wheatberries in water overnight. Combine oats with Greek yogurt and let sit in refrigerator overnight. In the morning, throw all ingredients together and blend until smooth. Add an extra oat topping if desired, and enjoy!
Perhaps the best part about this smoothie is the surprise you’ll find at the bottom of the cup. Since wheatberries don’t break down in the blender, you’ll spend an extra 5-10 minutes chewing! It’s a great way to get some solids in your breakfast, too!
- Calories: 360
- Fat: 4g
- Sodium: 222mg
- Carbohydrates: 51g
- Fiber: 7g
- Protein: 31g