Green Oats Smoothie

 

Processed with VSCO with c3 presetDrink this after a workout, before Breakfast or whenever you need some extra fiber in you. Very simple. And made with only the best ingredients. I personally drink it as a snack or after a workout. Some days I skip the protein powder and pack this smoothie with oats and flax seeds when i’m having digestive problems.  Before I get into the recipe. Let me break down the benefits of each item used in this smoothie.

Oatmeal: Eating Whole grains can lower your risk of deceases such as high blood pressure, and type 2 diabetes.

Eating oatmeal can also lower your cholesterol. Lowers weight and it’s a good source of fiber

Almond Milk: Helps lose and maintain your weight. One cup of almond milk contains only 60 calories, as opposed to 146 calories in whole milk, 122 calories in 2 percent, 102 calories in 1 percent, and 86 calories in skim.

It’s low in sodium and high in healthy fats ( omega fatty acids), which helps to prevent high blood pressure and heart disease.

contains plenty of B vitamins such as iron and riboflavin, both important for muscle growth and healing.

Kale:  Very high in antioxidants

Best source of Vitamin K. Vitamin K is an important nutrient that is involved in blood clotting.

Kale is actually loaded with compounds that are believed to have protective effects against cancer.

Chia Seeds: Concentrated food containing healthy omega-3 fatty acids, carbohydrates, protein, fiber, antioxidants, and calcium

One of nature’s riches antioxidants. Antioxidants speed up the skin’s repair systems, and prevent further damage.

Super-high in fiber, providing nearly 11 grams per ounce.

Flax seed: High in Fiber but low in carbs

Provides essential fats as well as b-vitamins which can help reduce dryness and flakiness. It can also improve symptoms of acne, rosacea, and eczema. This also applies to eye health as flax can reduce dry eye syndrome.

The lignans in the flax have been shown to have benefits for menopausal women. It can be used as an alternative to hormone replacement therapy because lignans do have estrogenic properties.

Recipe

In Blender:

  1.  1 Cup of Almond Milk
  2.  1/4 cup of Oats
  3. half serving of Vega Protein Powder(optional)
  4. handful of Kale
  5. half a teaspoon of maple syrup
  6. Ice Cubes

BLEND

Pour into a cup. add a teaspoon of chia seeds and flax seeds

 

 

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