A healthy, power packed smoothie – An ideal way to eat oats

I hate oats; any form, size, shape. Recently, I tried MTR’s oats upma but couldn’t make myself to buy it again. i feel really guilty when I see a bottle of oats sitting sealed in my kitchen. I know it’s one of the healthiest breakfast options, good for heart, keeps away bad cholesterol etc etc. I was hoping that there’d be some way I can include oats in my breakfast. That’s when Nikhil Merchant, blogger and food consultant, started posting a series of smoothie recipes that he makes everyday. Check them out here. I got the idea of adding oats to my smoothies from him. If you hate oats like I do try this smoothie, it’s brilliant, filling and power packed. Or you can try these Genius Overnight Oats from Prachi Joshi’s blog, Deliciously Directionless.

Time – 5 minutes
Serves – 1

Oats – 1/2 cup
Banana – 1
Flax seeds, pumpkin seeds, cucumber seeds (I used the Mixed Roasted Seeds from Nature’s Basket’s Healthy Alternatives section) – 1 tbsp
Dry fig – 1
Walnuts – 1 tbsp
Pistachio – 1 tbsp
Pomegranate seeds – 1 bsp
Cinnamon powder – 1 pinch
Milk – 1/2 cup
Yogurt – 1/2 cup
Maple syrup – 2 tsp

Throw everything together in a blender and whiz it to make a thick blend. Pour it in a glass and let it chill in the refrigerator for a while. Garnish with pomegranate seeds and serve.

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