Chocolate Oatmeal Smoothie

Chocolate Oatmeal SmoothieStart your day proper with this delicious and highly nutritious chocolate oatmeal smoothie. Yes, you can have chocolate for breakfast!

Oatmeal is a popular and healthy breakfast option. You can take your oatmeal to a whole new level of flavor and nutrition by blending with a few choice ingredients. One of those ingredients being one of my all-time favorites, cacao, or raw chocolate.

Before we get to the recipe let’s take a look at some of the top health benefits of oatmeal:

  • Immune system booster
  • Full of antioxidants
  • Supports a healthy heart
  • Stabilizes blood sugar
  • Lowers cholesterol
  • High in fiber
  • Excellent source of magnesium

For maximum digestion and nutrient assimilation you must properly prepare your oats. Please don’t skip this preparation. Here’s a quick step by step for properly preparing your oatmeal:

  • Soak 1 cup rolled oats in 1 cup water and 2 tablespoons acid (lemon juice, liquid whey, apple cider vinegar, or yogurt) for about 8 hours. Soaking overnight is convenient.
  • Add another cup of water and 1/2 teaspoon sea salt to soaked oats, stir, heat to a low simmer, and cook for 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Consume with liberal amounts of butter and cream or toss into a smoothie.

To save time prepare 2-3 cups at once and refrigerate for use over the next week or two.

For those of you that don’t know I have a serious weakness for chocolate. I just can’t seem to keep it out of my smoothies no matter how hard I try :) Hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do!

Chocolate Oatmeal Smoothie Recipe

The Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup raw milk or nut milk of choice
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats (soaked and cooked)
  • 1/3 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/2 cup raspberries
  • 1 tablespoon cacao powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract or powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon honey (substitute maple syrup or stevia)

The Add-ons

  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 tablespoon grass-fed butter
  • 1/2 cup strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, or any other berry

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Place all of the ingredients into your blender and blend for around 30-45 seconds or until nice and smooth.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories: 372
  • Fat: 11g
  • Protein: 15g
  • Carbohydrates: 57g
  • Fiber: 10g
  • Sugar: 22g
  • Vitamin A: 5% RDA
  • Vitamin C: 28% RDA
  • Calcium: 28% RDA
  • Iron: 6% RDA

I’d love to know if you try this chocolate oatmeal smoothie and how you liked it. Please leave a comment below. Happy Blending!

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