I’ve been making the same morning smoothie for years now, literally probably 4 years now. It has never gotten boring, and when I found out I didn’t have the ingredients for it the other morning, I was in shock. I had run out of my protein powder (yes, I like protein powder). So, I started Google searching, like any normal person, for a “protein packed smoothie.” I continuously noticed that people were putting oats into these “protein” smoothies. So, logically I took my old smoothie recipe and added oats to it. BAD IDEA. It was disgusting, it lacked flavor, and it was a terrible texture. I almost didn’t drink it.
So, came the experimenting. I thought for sweetness lets add some berries. Still it wasn’t thick enough and the oats really just over powered the entire flavor. Then I thought lets add yogurt for thickness, I pretty much hate flavored yogurt’s. They taste unnatural to me, and they have a ton of sugar. Downside is that plain yogurt is very bitter. So now my smoothies tasted like oats and bitter yogurt.
Finally I found the smoothie I was looking for, and let me tell you once I got my protein powder back I kept with this smoothie, minus the oats.
The Purple Nurple Smoothie:
– ½ cup Almond Milk (unsweetened, original)
– ½ cup plain yogurt
– 1 banana
– 1 cup frozen berries (or fresh, I used a mix of berries)
– 1 tbsp. peanut butter
– ½ teaspoon honey (again I’m not a sweet person so taste and add more!)
– ½ cup of oats
Throw it in the blender, and walla a beautiful purple breakfast smoothie.
A nice thick, yet slurpable smoothie. The balance of oats to liquids makes the oat texture not so apparent, while the banana balances it for an even smoother texture. The berries, honey, and peanut butter add a nice sweetness with lots of antioxidants and protein!
*My true smoothie recipe that I’ve been making for four years will be coming soon.