Blueberry Oatmeal Smoothie

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My Monday has started cold and dreary with an almost accident this morning.


I have not been driving long distances in the snow, since Ryan does most of our driving when we are going out of town, but boy was this morning a mess!


I woke up at 5:30am to go to my workout and it was a chilly 7degrees!! It felt like it was below negative something, but I was nice and bundled up and went for my workout.


No, it was not then when I almost slid. It was when I came back and then took Ryan to school. I was happily driving down our street and as I came to the stop sign, I started slowing down, but the car started skidding and sliding forward. If the car did not stop I would hit the car coming perpendicular to me. I kept pressing the pedal down and harder. Ryan held my arm and told me to stop.


Yikes folks. It was scary! It finally stopped and I suppose I was going too fast for the fresh snow that was coming down and slicking up the streets. Stress number 1 of the day!


What relieved my stress though?  My new yummy smoothie.


I left out the Green Monster and went with a cereal in smoothie form. I made Ryan his favorite oatmeal and I decided to drink mine.


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It was creamy with protein and fiber and fruits! I normally like fresh blueberries on my oatmeal so I added some to the smoothie. It was a thick and creamy smoothie that was perfect for my post-workout snack!

I hope you try it out!

Blueberry Oatmeal Smoothie

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serves 1

1/2 cup gluten-free oats
3/4 cup water
1/2 cup almond milk, or non-dairy milk
2 dates
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
ice (optional)
1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
1 scoop protein powder (optional)
1 Tablespoon flax seed oil

Blend all ingredients in a blender or high-powered blender until smooth and enjoy!

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  • http://ravienomnoms.wordpress.com/ ravienomnoms

    Do be careful in the snow! Always the worst when you drive in the morning when it is super slick!

    The smoothie looks fantastic! I love blueberry AND oatmeal so I am sure I would really enjoy this

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11751332126011127621 Amber Shea @Almost Vegan

    I still haven’t tried oats in a smoothie. This looks and sounds fantastic.

    Glad you’re ok after your scare! I hate driving in snow too =/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12480939446005587919 Nicole@ The Dirty Oven

    Your smoothie seems like the perfect treat to remind you of the sunshine. Good luck with all that snow!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12142526962743918854 Beaglebea

    Glad everyone is OK…I know how scary it can be when you’re sliding and can’t do anything to stop… the last time we had a snow fall, I was unfortunately the victim of a rear-ender collision..I was waiting to turn left into my driveway and the person behind me did not stop..they always say accidents happen within a KM from your home.. I guess that was proven correct.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03443935521811548759 Medeja

    Interesting way.. to drink oatmeal.. :) I like it

  • http://tesathome.com/ Tes

    I have never tried oatmeal in smoothie… very interesting :)

  • Diane Beelman

    Just tried the smoothie. My mom is visiting from Iowa and we love it! I had to use regular oatmeal though. I didn’t have gluten free. I will make it again. YUM

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17579815484543487415 Noelle

    Thanks everyone for your lovely comments! I am being more careful as I drive now! :D

    @Diana Beelman-Thank you for letting me know! The oats should not really make a difference but it is more to give options for those with a gluten-sensitivity. Better for digestion too!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18099212260706635168 Jama Lenig

    This looks so yummo! never thought about using oats in my smoothie! http://tsbblist.blogspot.com

  • http://comowater.com/ Tiffany

    I never thought to put oatmeal in a smoothie, but it totally makes sense! Be careful in the snow!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07538674713445320281 The Better Baker

    We enjoy smoothies often for br’fast. I make an oatmeal/banana/peanut butter smoothie that is fantastic. Your blueberries in that beautiful glass look sooo inviting. I don’t like winter driving here in OH at all! =(