Breakfast Smoothie You Can Make Ahead!

You may have noticed I have become quite partial to smoothies lately! There are a couple of reasons for that. Firstly I never owned a blender and now I have the Soup and Co, I can use the blender functionality on this super machine which makes making smoothies much easier. Secondly they are a great recovery drink when I come back in from running.

Looking for new smoothie recipes I came across The Yummy Life, which has an amazing collection of recipes including a detailed post on Oatmeal Smoothies. Using a pseudo formula shared in the post, I made up my own breakfast smoothie.

You actually need to make them the night before so the chia seeds and oats can soften, but this is part of the attraction for me. I can make the night before, store them in the little jars and with a quick shake they are ready in the morning when I come back from a run.

The author of The Yummy Life, Monica, says also that they can be frozen and has a list of nutritional info, tips and suggestions about the Oatmeal Smoothies you can read here.

Breakfast Smoothie

Ingredients:
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  • 1/4 cup oats
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 cup low fat milk
  • 1/4 cup low-fat yogurt
  • 1/2 cup frozen raspberries
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Method:
Breakfast Smoothie
1. In the blender place oats and chia seeds. Blend on high for about 2 minutes, give the mixture a stir around and then blend for another minute or until texture of flour.

2. Add milk to the blender and stir a little to make sure the oats and seeds are mixed in.

Breakfast Smoothie
3. Pour in the yogurt, vanilla extract and the frozen fruit.

Breakfast Smoothie
4. Blend on high for about a minute and a half.

Breakfast Smoothie
5. Pour into jars and place in the fridge. They will need to be there for a minimum of four hours so the oats & chia seeds will soften.

Breakfast Smoothie
6. When you are ready for your Breakfast Smoothie, simply give it a thorough shake before you drink it.

Breakfast Smoothie
7. The smoothies will last a couple of days in the jars in the fridge.

Breakfast Smoothie

Breakfast Smoothie You Can Make Ahead!
 
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Recipe type: drinks
Ingredients:
  • ¼ cup oats
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 cup low fat milk
  • ¼ cup low-fat yogurt
  • ½ cup frozen raspberries
  • ½ frozen banana
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Method:
  1. In the blender place oats and chia seeds. Blend on high for about 2 minutes, give the mixture a stir around and then blend for another minute or until texture of flour.
  2. Add milk to the blender and stir a little to make sure the oats and seeds are mixed in.
  3. Pour in the yogurt, vanilla extract and the frozen fruit.
  4. Blend on high for about a minute and a half.
  5. Pour into jars and place in the fridge. They will need to be there for a minimum of four hours so the oats & chia seeds will soften.
  6. When you are ready for your Breakfast Smoothie, simply give it a thorough shake before you drink it.
  7. The smoothies will last a couple of days in the jars in the fridge.

Do you have a favourite make ahead breakfast recipe?

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Comments

  1. deanna says

    As a busy mum i usually do not get a chance to have breakfast until well ahter 9am. Well things are going to change because i will make your smoothie recipes the night before and grab it as i am leaving the house. This recipe sounds delicious and even better for my health.

  2. alison says

    hi, thanks for your tips, the smoothies look very good. but do they need to be stored in glass jars in the fridge as i dont have anything like that. could they be stored in plastic jars? thanks, alison.

    • says

      I imagine they would keep okay in plastic. I think you would want to make sure they are BPA free. And not sure if they would get that plastic taste to it or not.

  3. says

    Great idea, it’s a superfoods smoothie! I’ve just been researching and writing about chia seeds. I have the same question, where did you find those gorgeous jars???

  4. Catherine says

    My favourite make ahead breakfast recipe is a bircher museli. For one serve I put 1/2 cup of rolled oats, 1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice & a spoonful of sultanas in a bowl. Cover & leave in the fridge overnight. When ready to eat add some yoghurt and/or some fruit eg chopped strawberries or some grated apple. It’s simple & tastes great!

  5. Amanda Chong says

    Yes have done the Bircher muesli with all the fancy bits, as a Christmas brekky! YUUUMM! Tried the smoothly for this morning! Just love it! Thanks Nicole

  6. SarahN says

    I use chia seeds in my peanut butter smoothie, but they are a PAIN to wash out of my food processor (I don’t have a blender). Do you have that issue? Or a work around?