Smoothies are such a versatile breakfast option! You have your green smoothies packed with kale and spinach, orange smoothies bursting with tropical flavors, purple ones packed with blueberries, so many more. Smoothies can come in flavors like matcha, pumpkin, caramel, or even mint-chocolate-chip! You guys already know that I’m not one to shy away from a smoothie flavor challenge. Or a challenge to add all sorts of benefits into a smoothie!
Speaking of benefits, this smoothie has what we all need in the mornings: an energy boost. Skip the energy drinks and the instant coffee, and sip on this smoothie instead! Oats boost energy levels with the protein they give to your body. Ingesting oats several hours before a run can improve endurance. Along with that, oats boost heart health with calcium and potassium.
Now this smoothie combines tasty berries, oats, banana, and creamy milk & yogurt to make the perfect breakfast smoothie, touched by a dash of vanilla. You can even make it into a smoothie bowl if you’d like, with berries and granola topping it off!
What do I need to make this Energy-Boosting Smoothie?
Strawberries fill you with fiber, antioxidants, and magnesium.
Raspberries are rich in potassium, omega-3 fatty acids, and can help to lower blood pressure.
Oats can help to lower the bad cholesterol in your body and fill you with fiber.
Banana is a source of prebiotics, a good bacteria in your gut. They can help with lactose intolerance and support your immune system.
Along with those ingredients, you will need yogurt, milk, and vanilla extract.
How to make this Energy Boosting Berry Oat Smoothie
Energy Boosting Berry Oat Smoothie
- ½ cup unflavored yogurt, (I used coconut)
- 1 cup milk
- 1 frozen banana
- ⅔ cup raspberries, (fresh or frozen)
- ⅔ cup strawberries
- 1 Tbsp rolled oats
- ¼ tsp vanilla extract
- Blend all ingredients together until smooth. If you want more sweet flavor, you can add 1-2 tsp of honey or maple syrup.