Craving a smoothie that's good for you (and tasty) but don't know where to start? Get the shopping list ready because we've got you covered. Here‚Äôs why oat milk will make an amazing addition to your next smoothie, and what other produce you can throw in the mix.
Best Smoothie Ingredients With Rolled Oats
Did you know that you can add oat milk to any energy boosting smoothie? Not only is it healthy, but it pairs perfectly with fruits and veggies. While we love some fruit salad in our blender, it‚Äôs a good idea to balance your smoothies out with some health boosting greens such as spinach and kale. Try adding sweeteners like honey or syrup if you have a sweeter tooth.
Oat Smoothies make for a nutritious breakfast if they cover a good range of balanced ingredients, complete with carbs, fats and proteins. So make sure you add a bit of each food group before gulping yours down and heading out the door.
Frozen fruits are an excellent option for that ice cream-like texture and thickness. To mix things up, and for a nutrient-rich kick, try adding in ingredients like cinnamon, vanilla, flaxseeds, chia seeds, or gluten free oats. Cocoa powder is a fantastic substitute for chocolate to give those smoothies a chocolaty twist.
Plus, gluten-free oats are a top-notch way to add fibre to your smoothie so you can stay satisfied longer.
A hot tip ‚Äì or rather, cold tip ‚Äì is freezer packs! All you need is some plastic freezer bags. Just cut bananas into smaller pieces, add all the dry ingredients to the bag, seal tightly and freeze. Once you‚Äôre ready to make your smoothie, place the frozen stuff in your blender and pour in your oat milk and nut butter.
With some fruits and veggies as your base, oat milk and gluten-free oats for the creamy factor, and chia seeds, flaxseeds, cinnamon and honey on top, you‚Äôll be blending up a storm in no time.
Simply combine all ingredients in a blender and pulse until smooth, and you‚Äôve got yourself a quick and easy breakfast, fit for a champion.
Why Australian Oats Are Super Nutritious
In case you didn‚Äôt know, oat milk is made by combining oats with water in a blender then straining out the excess water. Oat milk usually has a creamy texture that is good for blending, which is why it is favoured among baristas (over other dairy substitutes) as far as coffee making goes. Oat milk also has all the vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants you need to get a great start to the day. Some of these nutrients include Manganese, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Copper, Iron, Zinc, Folate, Vitamin B1 and Vitamin B5.
While GF Oats make their oat milk naturally, other brands tend to include added sugar and sweeteners in theirs, so steer clear of that. If you have the patience for them, regular oats come with the most health benefits, but for those days when you‚Äôve got to get a wriggle on, quick oats are the next best thing.
One thing you need to know is that oat milk does usually have more carbs and calories than almond, soy and other substitutes; it can also have more fibre than some non-dairy milk options, but this means it will keep you fuller for longer. Studies have shown that incorporating oats in your diet can provide a number of health benefits, such as weight loss, reduced risk of heart disease and lowered blood pressure.
They‚Äôre also the best source of vitamin B, which can help those experiencing stress and promote the health of your nails, hair and skin. It is also thought to lower a form of cholesterol that‚Äôs best to be avoided. So that‚Äôs a big tick! Store-bought oat milk is rich in calcium that is great for strengthening bone health, but that‚Äôs because it is fortified with additives and we would still recommend the homemade version.
Luckily, you can easily make oat milk at home and it may even save you money if you‚Äôre constantly running to the shops for new supplies. GF oats have a kit to get you started.
Buy Gluten Free Oats Australia
Looking for that oat fix for your next smoothie? GF Oats supply quality Aussie oats you can trust. A perfect addition to any pantry, these rolled oats are the secret to creamy, delicious smoothies.¬†
We also have a fabulous Oats making Value Pack to get you started.