Oats smoothie recipe using fruits – Oatmeal in a smoothie or a milkshake may not be liked by many but it does taste good if made with right ingredients. I did try oats in smoothies several times and somehow did not go well for my taste buds and even with my tummy. Finally I learnt the correct way of using them which yields really delicious & nutritious smoothie that will go well even for folks with sensitive stomach.
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Here are some of the tips to make a healthy oats smoothie
1. Organic rolled oats or old fashioned oats are best to use in smoothie recipes. During the rolling process, some part of the bran where the Phytic acid resides is partially removed.
2. To reduce Phytic acid further it is good to soak rolled oats in luke warm water with 1 tbsp of lemon juice or ¼ cup of orange juice or any other acidic fruit juice for atleast 8 to 10 hours before adding it to the smoothie. This may be useful to those suffering from anemia as phytic acid inhibits the absorption of iron & minerals in the body.
3. Avoid quick cook oats or instant oats as they are highly processed and taste flourier.
4. Avoid using steel cut oats or raw oats in smoothies unless you can withstand raw foods very well.
5. Avoid using too many kinds of fruits in a smoothie as it may upset the stomach and leave you bloated.
6. Do not consume Oats smoothie along with breakfast or other foods. They are good to consume alone.
How to make oats smoothie using fruits.
1. Wash rolled oats with lot of water and drain completely.
2. Pour luke warm water and then 1 tbsp of lemon juice for 1 cup of water. You can replace lemon juice with orange juice.
3. Allow to soak for 8 to 12 hours. Experts suggest leaving it at room temperature overnight, but I prefer to refrigerate. I also prefer to discard the juice or water the next morning.
4. Add it to a blender along with any fruit of your choice. Here I have used 1 cup of freshly squeezed orange juice and 1 medium sized ripe banana. Try using ripe & sweet fruits and avoid sweeteners. Avoid sour fruits to prevent your stomach from getting bloated.
5. Blend until smooth and transfer to a serving glass. You can add more juice to bring it to the consistency you desire. You can also add some soaked almonds and cashews. I garnished with cinnamon powder.
Oats smoothie recipe
- Half cup of rolled oats
- 1.5 cups fresh fruit juice like orange juice, pineapple juice or apple juice (avoid sour juice)
- 1 medium to large ripe banana
- 8 to 10 soaked almonds or cashews (optional)
- Wash and soak oats in luke warm water with ¼ cup juice or 1 tbsp lemon juice and a cup of water.
- Allow to rest for overnight to 12 hours.
- You can discard the soaked water if you prefer to reduce the phytic acids .
- Blend everything well until smooth.
- Serve oats smoothie immediately.