Get your day start with a so fresh and so clean green smoothie with oats.
This smoothie balances nutritious green vegetables with sweetness derived from fresh fruit and honey with a little punch from the ginger. The oats add fiber, flavor, and texture.
During heavy travel seasons when I'm moving all over the map, I always find the local smoothie shop and get their version of a green smoothie.
- Almond Milk
- Kiwi fruit
How to make a green smoothie
Smoothies are smoothies and should never be complicated. It’s why we love them. Just be mindful of how you load the blender to maximize smoothness and consistency. Liquids and soft food in first, hard ingredients last!
Smoothie Making Tips
- Add liquids to the blender first, then add remaining ingredients based on hardness (hardest ingredients should be added last). This makes it easier on your blender’s motor as well as ensures the smoothest texture.
- Ice is primarily to add a chill, but if you prefer lukewarm to slightly cold smoothie go without. Frozen or refrigerated ingredients provide sufficient temps from a coldness standpoint
- Freeze your bananas ahead of time for a thicker consistency. Check-out this tutorial for freezing bananas if needed.
- I use almond milk + water as the base for most of my smoothies. Its easy to get the consistency I want and the flavor is sorta neutral which plays well with all the other ingredients
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What other fruit work with this green smoothie?
Green apples are a great choice, as are pears and mango
What kind of oats work best?
Old fashioned or quick oats are your best bests. You don’t have to cook them, but they easily blend. Steel cuts you should avoid unless you don’t mind a very chewy and grainy smoothie.
Can I use ground ginger?
Ground ginger works fine. Just keep in mind a little goes a long way! Also make sure that ground ginger in your spice cabinet hasn’t been sitting in there for years.
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If oats seems like an odd smoothie ingredient, don’t fret, as it fits in extremely well. Even better it adds some heft from a satiety perspective and the health benefits are many. For more details on the uses and benefits of getting more oats into your diet check-out this guide for making oatmeal.
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