Orange Creamsicle Oatmeal Smoothie
 
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Yields: 1 serving
Ingredients
  • 1/3 cup (30 g) rolled oats**
  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) pure orange juice***
  • 1 medium-size (~150 g) orange, peeled and sliced
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 medium-size (100 g) ripe banana, frozen
  • 1 - 2 tsp sweetener (maple syrup, cane sugar, etc.)****
Directions
  1. The night before, add the oats, orange juice, orange slices, and vanilla to the bowl of your blender and give it a stir to ensure that everything is well combined. Cover and place in the fridge for at least 3 hours, preferably overnight.
  2. The next morning, remove your blender bowl from the fridge and add the frozen banana chunks. Blend on high until a smooth and creamy consistency is reached, adding a splash of juice if the smoothie is too thick for your liking. Transfer it to a bowl or glass, add desired toppings, and enjoy!
Notes
* Cook time refers to chilling time.
** Be sure to use certified gluten-free oats if you need this to be gluten-free. You can also reduce the oats by half (about 3 Tbsp) and add a scoop of your favourite protein powder.
*** You could also sub this out for some unsweetened almond milk. The orange flavour wouldn't be as strong, but it would get a little creamier.
**** This smoothie isn't overly sweet, and depending on how ripe your banana is, you may want to add a teaspoon or two of additional sweetener.
Recipe by . running with spoons . at http://www.runningwithspoons.com/2016/04/11/orange-creamsicle-overnight-oatmeal-smoothie/