A thick and creamy oatmeal based smoothie which has the taste and texture of real brownie batter! This quick and easy protein packed smoothie is perfect for breakfast, snack or post workout shake, and is completely vegan, gluten free, sugar free, dairy free and low calorie!
Lady Gaga sang a song called ‘Applause’.
That, my friends, is what you shall be giving me now while sipping on this brownie batter smoothie.
For what seems like forever, I am finally back to a workout routine, and one which I’m kind of excited about. I owe it to my good buddy Bec, who brought it to my attention that going to the gym and sitting on the bench press was not a workout….even though my fingers were scrolling Instagram.
A few weeks ago, when Bec suggested I take a 7 day trial for F45, I assumed I’d go to it, finish the trial up and think up an excuse not to go anymore. In fact, I had already planned some excuses to throw at her, come the time to decline. However, I found that I really enjoyed the circuit-like workouts, coupled with the constant variety. One minute I’d be doing bent over rows and the next, I’d be
pretending to do squats doing squats.
Since joining F45, there’s been another big change. I have become an afternoon workout-er.
*Cue Lady Gaga’s Applause again*
When I used to work out regularly (back when Paleo was the standard diet…aka the stone age), I would be a strictly morning workout person. If I didn’t work out first thing in the morning, the likelihood of it occurring post noon was non-existent. Since the workouts I’ve started to attend are just before my usual dinner time, I’ve made some changes in that department too.
Unless I’m going out to eat (which has become a much more common occurrence these days- Oh the joys of finishing off a cookbook for introducing a social life again!), the last thing I want to do post-workout is to make dinner.
As such, I’ve been relying on this smoothie (but amped up considerably to make it meal-worthy) for a quick, easy and filling dinner! While I change out of my sweat-ridden clothes, I shower them BAM- Chuck everything in the blender and within 2 minutes- Dinner is served! How is that for breakfast for dinner?
This healthy brownie batter oatmeal smoothie is thick, smooth and creamy and the perfect breakfast, snack or even dessert! This smoothie has the taste and texture of real brownies- It’s like brownies in drinkable form! While most thick and creamy smoothies tend to rely on frozen bananas or frozen fruit for the texture, this time we’ll be doing something a little different- Adding rolled oats to them! This is the unique and secret ingredient which really does give it that amazing texture you’ll fall in love with! It’s quick and easy, and literally takes seconds to whip up- All you do is throw everything in a high-speed blender and voila- Done and DONE!
It also only uses minimal ingredients- Rolled oats, cocoa powder (go fancy, and add some dark cocoa powder!), your favorite granulated sweetener (I prefer this monk fruit sweetener), 1-2 tablespoons of LSA mix (ground linseed, sunflower seeds, and almonds) or a small handful of mixed nuts or seeds, for some healthy fats. For those wanting a hit of protein, I recommend adding a scoop of chocolate protein powder to it- I recommend this brown rice protein powder, this casein protein powder, this paleo protein powder and as a rare occurrence here- A whey based protein powder! Because of the ingredients used, this oat-based smoothie is completely vegan, gluten free, sugar free, dairy free and protein packed!
HACK! Want this smoothie to be even more filling and more meal-like? As mentioned earlier, I’ve been having these as a dinner substitute and post workout shake in one. To ensure I’m getting enough calories and nutrients, I’ve been increasing the oats to a full cup, adding 2-3 tablespoons of almond butter or peanut butter, along with 1-2 frozen bananas. This obviously makes for a super SUPER thick smoothie, so you’ll most likely need to add a couple of tablespoons more milk of choice to ensure the blender doesn’t break!
Make this healthy brownie batter oatmeal smoothie and it can be your drinkable applause to all these changes.
Well, let’s see if it lasts.
Healthy Brownie Batter Oatmeal Smoothie
- 3/4 cup milk of choice I used unsweetened almond milk
- 1/2 cup gluten free rolled oats gluten-free, if necessary
- 1-2 tbsp cocoa powder
- 1-2 tbsp granulated sweetener of choice If you use protein powder, use one
- 1 scoop chocolate protein powder Optional
- 1-2 tbsp chia seeds Can sub for ground flax
- 1-2 tbsp ground nuts or seeds of choice Optional
- Add all your ingredients in a high-speed blender and blend until desired consistency.
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