If you’ve never had oats in a smoothie before, you might be a little wary of this recipe. But I can assure you, they’re delicious and really take your smoothie up a step. Oats probably aren’t the first ingredient that you would reach for when making a smoothie but after you try this one, you will be using them much more.
Oats contain a fair amount of protein, and combining them with whey protein powder means that this smoothie is a great choice if you have just finished a hard workout. The frozen berries and mango add sweetness. Spinach provides plenty of nutrients and the almond milk gives it the perfect consistency. To make this smoothie, simply blend all ingredients together until the smoothie reaches a smooth consistency.
This smoothie is very filling, making it a perfect breakfast option, especially on days where you have to rush and need to make something quick that you can carry along with you.
Whey Protein Powder
Whey protein powder can help you increase your muscle mass, as long as you are working out, and has an incredibly high concentration of amino acids, including leucine, which makes this ingredient ideal if you are looking to tone up a bit and create leaner muscles. This power ingredient can also help you lose weight, when combined with a healthy diet.
Oats give you plenty of energy and the kind that keeps coming throughout the day; you don’t have to worry about a crash later on. Oats digest fairly slow, so instead of providing an intense burst of energy that’s almost too much to handle, energy is slowly released for hours. They also help you feel fuller for longer, due to their high fiber content. So you will have plenty of energy to tackle whatever you need to get done without stopping for unhealthy snacks.
Berries in a smoothie are always delicious as they provide a healthy dose of sugar and flavour. Strawberries are packed with vitamin C, which is great for your entire body and also plays a strong role in strengthening your eyes. Raspberries also help to improve your vision and protect your eyes from damage. Blueberries have the highest amount of antioxidants of all fresh fruit and can boost your immune system.
Spinach is a great heart-healthy food. It’s full of both vitamins C and A which help to reduce the amount of free radicals in your body. Spinach is also rich in folate, which is essential for a healthy cardiovascular system.
Mango, together with the berries, adds the perfect amount of sweetness to this smoothie. Using frozen mango helps make the smoothie thicker in consistency. Mangoes contain polyphenol compounds and gallic acid, which all help to prevent the development of different types of cancer.
The addition of almond milk to this smoothie helps give it a great consistency and it also helps to keep your digestive tract functioning great. It contains fiber to keep your stomach happy and because it doesn’t contain lactose, it is a safer and tastier option than regular milk, for many people who suffer from lactose intolerance.
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