Gym Rat Smoothie From Oh She Glows
This is one of my favorite smoothies, especially when I am really putting the time into my workout regime ! We know that protein is critical ! This smoothie is naturally sweetened with dates so you can feel no guilt drinking it ! The taste is so divine, you sorta feel like you are cheating on your good meal plan . Although this drink already boasts more then 8 grams of protein, you can easily add a scoop of vanilla protein powder to bring it up to more than 20 grams of protein for a great post-workout recovery drink ! I already went for my jog and am ready for this right now !
(makes 1 smoothie. If you are being a sweet heart and making one for a friend or your sweetie, just double the recipe)
1 cup almond milk
2 tablespoons gluten free rolled oats
3 pitted Medjool dates, to taste
1 tablespoons chia seeds
1 tablespoon peanut butter or almond butter (Trader Joe's also makes a peanut butter with chia seeds that I love )
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon (i also add a pinch of nutmeg)
1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
4 to 5 ice cubes
In a high speed blender, combine all of the ingredients and blend until smooth !
If your blender has a difficult time pureeing rolled oats and dates, place the oats and dates and milk in the blender, stir and let sit for 10 to 15 minutes to soften !
Off to spin ! Enjoy.