The first recipe I shared in Bitkisel Cafe was Mixed Berry Overnight Oats. What makes it very practical is the chance to prepare it the night before so that we could have it all ready waiting for us in the fridge in the morning.
If, for some reason, we skipped preparing our breakfast the night before, one of the easy peasy solution we have to this is to prepare some quick oat smoothie in our blender. We always keep some frozen bananas and fruits in our freezer to be able to prepare smoothies or nice creams whenever needed.
Oat Blueberry Breakfast Smoothie is ideal for those who want to make a fresh and sweet start to the day, especially in summer days.
Ingredients (for 2):
50 g oats
20 g flax seeds
10 g chia seeds
120 g frozen bananas
50 g pomegranate juice (100% fruit, sugar-free)
50 g frozen or fresh blueberries
10 g raisins
10 g goji
20 g walnuts
1/2 tsp cinnamon
300 g organic sugar-free soy milk or almond milk
60 g frozen or fresh blueberries
(*) Pomegranate is one of the major fruits in our super food list. It has a great antioxidant capacity. It contains a unique, very powerful antioxidant called punicalagin. With its anti-inflammatory effects and anti-angiogenic properties pomegranate may protect against cancer and other chronic diseases, with its phytochemicals it may protect against heart disease. In addition, it is said to guard memory and brain function. (See:Source) We try to consume a bit of pomegranate daily. Besides all the benefits they taste so good!
Thanks to our dear friends, who have pomegranate tree in their gardens, we are given many when they are in season.
We pick up pomegranates in season, we freeze some seeds for future use. We juice the most of them though. You can see Stefano below working at high pressure ;)
We freeze pomegranate juice as ice cubes and store in the freezer. We use pomegranate cubes while preparing our smoothies or our daily breakfast. Let me open a parenthesis here: We are often using pomegranate cubes also in our Mixed Berry Overnight Oats Breakfast even though I didn't include it among the ingredients when I posted the recipe. Well, if we have them we use them.
Important ! : You need a high powered blender for this recipe which is capable of chopping frozen fruits. You may break your device otherwise. If you haven't tried using frozen fruits in your blender before, you may want to refer to the manual of your device to see if it can handle it.
- Place oats, chia and flaxseeds in your blender and pulse until finely ground.
( Thermomix owners => Pulverize for 10 seconds on Speed 10.)
- Add the remaining smoothie ingredients and blend until smooth.
( Thermomix owners => Blend the remaining ingredients until smooth for about 30 - 40 seconds, gradually increasing the speed to 9.)
- Transfer into bowls.
- Decorate with blueberries and serve.