Hi all! I’ve been really enjoying using my blog as an outlet to share more insight about my recipes and daily life! It’s such a treat to be able to “talk” with all of you daily! (hope you’re not sick of me). I pretty much haven’t posted here since last May , so I decided to share some of my favorite recipes everyday of this week to celebrate my new blog! (By the way I would love to hear feedback of what you would like to see more of on here!). I have some fun projects/collaborations in the works coming for you as well!
Back to recipes… Ever try using oatmeal in your smoothie? I enjoy oatmeal all winter long but once the sun starts to come out (AKA today!), a refreshing smoothie is all I crave. The oatmeal in this smoothie, gives it a rich creamy texture that can’t be beat. This smoothie is perfect for whatever the occasion may be. It can be used as a pre-workout because it incorporates complex carbohydrates from the oats, along with natural sugar from dates and healthy fats from pecans. These ingredients will work together and slowly release energy into your body so you don’t bonk during a workout. For an extra boost of energy, add a teaspoon or two of Maca powder which is known for its power to help with endurance and stamina. Plus it has a really nutty, mild flavor that works perfectly with this recipe! If you chose to have this after a workout or just for breakfast/snack, add a scoop of your favorite protein powder or a 2 teaspoons of chia seeds for speedy muscle recovery! Even my little brother liked it… thats when I know I have a keeper!
- 1 cup of almond milk or any other dairy free nut milk
- 1/4 cup of oatmeal
- 2 tablespoons of pecans
- 4-5 small dates
- 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
- dash of salt
- 1/2 ice cubes
optional add ins
- 2 teaspoons of Maca Powder- if your looking for more energy (pre-workout)
- 1 serving of your favorite chocolate protein or 2 teaspoons of chia seeds (post-workout)
- 1 teaspoon of cocoa nibs
- 4 crushed pecans
- dash of cinnamon
Directions:Combine everything in a high speed blender, blend until smooth. Top with cocoa nibs and crushed pecans.