Raspberry Oatmeal Smoothie

Serves 1

5 Minute Prep Time

By Angela Simpson on February 12, 2016 , categorized in Smoothies

raspberry oatmeal smoothie

We’ve all been there. For whatever reason, you wake up on a weekday morning, roll over, look at the clock, and in a sudden state of shock, realize that your alarm didn’t go off. You’re running an hour late. AHHH!

You take the world’s fastest shower, toss some clothes on, and throw your hair up into a quick top knot. You scramble to get bags packed, teeth brushed, kids dressed and fed, and out the door as fast as you can.

With minutes to get out the door, you know there isn’t time to prepare much. Even though a caffeine rush from coffee might seem like a good idea, it’s not going to sustain you for long. What if there was a morning meal you could prepare faster than your coffee maker can pour you a cup to go?

Vega Essentials, which brings 20 grams plant-based protein and veggies and greens (which you won’t even taste), plus oatmeal and raspberries, it’ll give you energy to tackle your day. An added bonus: Try tossing all your ingredients in a blender jug in the evening. Store the jug in the fridge overnight, then in the morning, simply whirl it all up and pour it into a to-go cup. Voila – an easy to-go breakfast, whether you’re dropping the kids off at school, commuting to work, driving to spin class, or anywhere in between!

Ingredients

  • 1 scoop Vanilla Vega® Essentials
  • 1 cup Silk Unsweetened Almondmilk
  • 1/2 banana, peeled and ideally frozen
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen raspberries
  • 1/4 cup plain oats
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 5-6 ice cubes
  • Optional garnishes: silvered almonds, raspberries, and oats

Preparation

  1. Place all ingredients except ice in a blender and blend until smooth.

  2. Add ice as needed to thicken, and continue blending until no chunks remain.

  3. Pour into a glass and garnish with slivered almonds, raspberries and oats if desired.

Angela Simpson

Angela is an avid runner and triathlete, health coach, healthy food enthusiast, freelance recipe developer and regular contributor to Vega’s Expert Panel. Her goal is to encourage and inspire others to live their lives to the fullest, making the most of every day by setting goals and chasing them with passion. When she's not creating new recipes in her kitchen and working with clients, you'll find Angela out for a run, at the farmer's market, and exploring Vancouver, the city she's now proud to call home.

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