I’d like to introduce you to one of my favourite sweet breakfast bowls at the moment, my PINK OAT SMOOTHIE!
It seems that pink food is all the range ATM, from pink pancakes to pink hummus, and even pink pizza. As you can see I too am victim to the pink trend. And that’s simply because life is prettier in pink. It’s a colour that’s bright, girly and lush! Honestly, looking down to a plate of pink food makes me feel happy, and at the end of the day it’s the little things in life, amirite?
Lucky for you this quick and easy smoothie bowl is the ultimate pink food hack, made with minimal ingredients and minimal time, so that you too can ride the pink wave. But of course, it’s not just about the colour, it’s the taste of this smoothie bowl that wins the award for being my breakfast bowl of choice.
This Pink Oat Smoothie combines raspberries, mango, protein powder, soaked oats and oat milk. To give you a smooth, creamy and refreshing pink smoothie that’s Pinterest pretty. Hello delicious beauty bowl! What makes this smoothie different from the classic pink smoothie is the addition of oats. So let’s talk about how this single ingredient enhances this breakfast for a heavenly blend:
1. It keeps you full!
2. It thickens the smoothie
3. Gives a gorgeous oat taste
If you didn’t know already, oats are my jam! I couldn’t live without my porridge bowls or overnight oats for breakfast. But come summer, I like to switch it up with smoothie bowls, topped with granola and all the summer fruits. However, I find that a fruit-based smoothie doesn’t stick with me like a bowl of oats does. Which is why I like adding it to my smoothies. The oats helps to give a little more heartiness to our smoothies, to stop those hunger pangs before lunch.
The oats also help to thicken the smoothie without the addition of banana (so if you’re a banana hater this smoothie blend is for you). The frozen mango and soaked oats gives a thick and creamy blend sans banana. Just remember, the key to the smooth and creamy texture is soaking the oats overnight in oat milk (or another plant-based milk) so that the flakes are tender for blending. But in addition to thickness the oats also add a gorgeous flavour to the bowl, making it more wheaty, rich and complex.
To top, I’ve added chopped banana (you could also use mango if you don’t like banana), fresh raspberries, granola, carob, and coconut flakes. I love the combo of fresh fruit and a little crunch on top of my smoothie. Of course here is where you can get creative. So I urge you to switch up the fruits and toppings to have a different experience every time.
All-in-all I’m sure this pink oat smoothie will become a popular fav for you too during this heat wave we’re calling July. It’s a simple, refreshing and colourful recipe that is just as delicious as it is pretty.
Welcome to the pink side. 😉
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