My favorite smoothies are the ones with simple ingredients, usually just fruits and greens.
However, sometimes you just need something more substantial than that. One option is to have a bowl of cereal or a sandwich after my smoothie. But this involves another step – and more time spent in the kitchen.
That is why I decided to experiment with thicker, more substantial smoothies. I’ve been adding various ingredients, such as nuts, seeds, non-dairy milks or tofu. But when I stumbled upon GreenThickies.com website, it inspired me to try some new, yet easy-to-find ingredients, such as oats.
I just tried this Lime Smoothie recipe, and I have to say it’s delicious. It definitely tastes different than just-fruit-and-greens smoothie – it’s thicker and you can definitely taste the oats. I’m wondering what it will taste like with quinoa or brown rice (cooked) – I’ll let you know when I try that combination.
I used one-minute-quick oats for this smoothie, without cooking or soaking.
This is a terrific breakfast smoothie recipe. Because it contains oats, it’s more filling than just fruits-and-greens smoothie, so it will keep you full longer.
This recipe really came in handy, since I had a whole bag of limes sitting in my fridge for longer than I care to admit.
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