Creamy Blueberry Breakfast Smoothie – Banana Free

by Sharon on April 11, 2014

Blueberry Breakfast Smoothie

Can you say satisfied? That is how you will be feeling once you’ve downed this thick and creamy beauty. No shame if you grab a spoon to scrape down the sides. I felt none when I did it. 😉

Blueberry Breakfast Smoothie

So the creamy part is courtesy of my favourite source of probiotics, thick, delicious Greek yogurt. What are the benefits of probiotics? I could write a paper on them, so to summarize, scientific evidence suggest that live bacteria (probiotics) can treat and even prevent illnesses related to your digestion. When your digestion is good, most everything else is good too. Yay, probiotics!

For the berries, I simply used a frozen organic brand that I’ve been using in my smoothies for ever. Tried and true, they are a great way to add freshness and sweetness to your blend.

Now what makes this a ‘breakfast’ smoothie? Oats! That’s right. I can’t believe I’ve never tried this before. So incredible. A great way to add substance to an average smoothie. This truly makes it worthy of the meal title. Breakfast smoothies with oats for the win!

Blueberry Breakfast Smoothie

To add some bonus nutrition points, I supplemented with this berry flavoured Hemp Protein from North Coast Naturals. Can I say what a great company they are? Not only did they generously send out an box of goodies for me, they also hosted a great giveaway to help celebrate The Honour System’s first anniversary. Thanks guys!

Blueberry Breakfast Smoothie

We tried this powder two ways. Joe did  taste test with it mixed with only water. He drank it and said he would again, for the nutrition, but didn’t really love it. In this creamy mixture, however, it blended in perfectly.

Blueberry Breakfast Smoothie

I loved the consistency and flavour of this smoothie. It tasted decadent somehow. Probably the creaminess of the yogurt. With the warmer weather coming, and I’ve been promised that it is indeed coming, these will be the types of breakfasts I’ll enjoy over comfort type breakies like oats or pancakes.

Blueberry Breakfast Smoothie

Creamy Blueberry Breakfast Smoothie
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Ingredients

  • ½ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 ½ cups blueberries, frozen
  • ½ cup of quick oats, certified gluten free if necessary
  • 2 tbsp hemp protein -I used North Coast Naturals berry flavoured- optional

Instructions

  1. Blend all ingredients together until smooth. Add more water if needed
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Karen @ Kama Fitness April 11, 2014 at 9:29 am
I just can't get enough smoothies, but I blame it on my love for fruit. Smoothies are the perfect excuse for me to enjoy as much fruit as I want, along with greek yogurt another love of mine. Adding the oats is perfect for post workout too! It looks so good!
Sharon April 11, 2014 at 10:12 am
Thanks Karen! I'm the same with smoothies but with the usual habit of throwing a handful of greens in the mix. It was nice to enjoy the creamy frostiness with just fruit for a change. Have a great weekend! :)
sara September 1, 2014 at 9:17 am
Do you think using steel cut oats would be ok!?
Sharon September 1, 2014 at 9:23 am
Hmmm ... I've only tried it with the rolled oats. I would venture to say it should be OK given the other ingredients that should soften up the oats. I'd say give it a try and report back!! :)

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