This Overnight Chocolate Oat & Almond Smoothie is rich, naturally sweet. This oat smoothie makes a wonderful quick filling and nutritious breakfast. Put the banana in the freezer the night before, soak the oats and almonds – and all you will have to do in the morning is just whizz everything up.
For extra-fruity nutritious explosion – take away the cocoa and add frozen blueberries or raspberries!
My goal with food, generally, is to keep it simple. If I can’t figure out how Mama Earth originally made what’s on my plate, I don’t want to eat it. It’s a good rule of thumb to go by. It’s kept me on track with my health goals for nearly a decade now.
If you’re a distance runner or endurance athlete, this is a great choice for you! Even I was shocked at how incredibly delicious this smoothie is — and I’m a long-time smoothie freak! It’s one of the best tasting smoothies I’ve ever had. It has no added sugar, all is natural – just the sweetness of the banana.
However, if you do want more sweetness, I recomend using date paste, or just dates.
Check out another favoruite smoothie of mine – Sweet Potato Pie Smoothie.
Let’s make this smoothie!
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Overnight Chocolate Oat & Almond Smoothie
- 1 medium-sized banana about 175g
- 3 tbsp of the whole skin-on almonds
- 3 tbsp of rolled oats
- 2 tsp of cacao or cocoa powder
- a few drops of vanilla extract or paste
- The night before, peel the banana, slice it, and put it in the freezer.
- Put the almond and oats in a blender, pour 200ml of water making sure the nuts and oats are completely covered in the water. Leave them overnight.
- In the morning, add the frozen banana to the oats and almonds, the cacao powder, and vanilla if using.
- Blitz for 2-3 minutes until thick and smooth.
- Pour into a large glass and drink up whilst it's cold!