Our breakfast is always simple and that means 3 slices of whole wheat bread and peanut butter. If hubby is around during breakfast time he will make some scrambled eggs to go with it. If I am alone I will rely on bread and peanut butter. Some time I prefer wholesome smoothies; and usually I would try and taste them as evening snacks then make it as breakfast smoothie. This evening I tried this Coconut berry Oatmeal smoothie. It is delicious.
Majority of our traditional desserts are made with coconut milk and jaggery (Indian raw brown sugar similar to Mexican pioncillo). My mom used to make coconut milk from scratch; but I have no time, so in my pantry I always keep a can of coconut milk. I usually buy the Thai Kitchen brand. If you have time you can even make coconut milk from the desiccated coconut too by adding hot water. It is a great alternative to diary free milk. Use full fat version, if you are worried about full fat use low fat version.
Nowadays blueberries in the market are so sweet, and my princess likes to eat it as such. If you have some frozen blueberries in hand you can use that one too. Likewise fresh strawberries are also available at this time of the year. Adding oatmeal or a flax seed meal for breakfast can make it healthier. Do you know a steaming bowl of fresh cooked oatmeal is the perfect way to start off your day, especially if you are trying to prevent or are currently dealing with heart disease or diabetes. Oats, oat bran, and oatmeal contain a specific type of fiber known as beta-glucan which reduces your cholesterol levels. Consuming just 1 cup of oatmeal give you 3 grams of soluble oat fiber per day (an amount found in one bowl of oatmeal) and typically lowers total cholesterol by 8-23%. Read more about oatmeal from here.
Flax seed meal is healthy and also helps to reduce heart diseases, diabetes, and cancer. However it is not good for pregnant and nursing mothers.
To make this smoothie you need to blend everything into the blender for 5 minutes. You can serve them with fresh blueberries. This smoothie is rather eatable than drink. So make sure to have a spoon handy.
Here comes the recipe.
- ½ cup fresh blueberries
- 6 fresh strawberries
- ½ cup thick coconut milk
- 1½ cup water
- 1 teaspoon Flax seed meal
- ¼ cup quick oat meal
- 2 teaspoon sugar
- In blender combine everything and blend well for 5 minutes. Serve with fresh blueberries . This smoothie will be thick so you need a spoon.
I am linking this delicious smoothie to Hearth and Soul blog hop hosted here.