With only 4 simple ingredients, this recipe is easy to prepare!
Oats Smoothie isn’t limited to weight loss purposes! It’s also a healthy and tasty option, ideal for maintaining optimal weight.
Oatmeal and the other ingredients used in this recipe offer nutritious benefits for most individuals.
Moreover, this recipe can be adapted to be Gluten-free. Simply opt for gluten-free oats to ensure it fits your dietary preferences.
How Oats Contribute to Weight Loss
Oats are a beneficial ingredient for weight loss due to several reasons:
- High Fiber and Protein:
Oatmeal is rich in both fiber and protein, which help in prolonging the feeling of fullness while consuming fewer calories overall.
- Fat Absorption:
Oats have the ability to absorb fats, aiding in weight loss objectives.
This process also supports liver health by preventing the accumulation of excess fat, thereby reducing the risk of conditions like fatty liver disease, which is becoming increasingly prevalent among Americans.
- Low-Calorie Content:
A ½ cup serving of dry oatmeal contains just 150 calories, which is lower than the calorie content of a couple of slices of toast.
This serving size is also conducive to maintaining a medium oxalate diet, beneficial for kidney and overall health, and helps prevent joint pain.
Ingredients in Oats Smoothie for Weight Loss
This recipe requires only four simple ingredients:
- 1/2 cup rolled oats:
This recipe uses 1/4 cup more oats than typical smoothie recipes, providing an ideal serving size for optimal fiber content in a meal and to enhance satiety.
- 1 whole banana:
Bananas are rich in potassium, replenishing electrolytes, and they offer natural sweetness, eliminating the need for additional sweeteners.
- 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk (or oat milk) + 1/2 cup water:
Choose almond milk brands like Three Trees or opt for homemade nut milks to avoid additives like oils, vitamins, or emulsifiers. Organic nuts are recommended for homemade versions. Malk brand is a suitable alternative.
- 1/8 teaspoon sea salt or Potassium Lite Salt.
- Collagen protein powder:
Adding one scoop of collagen protein powder, preferably from Perfect Supplements brand, enriches the smoothie with additional protein. The brand is preferred due to its third-party testing for pesticide residue and grass-finished sourcing.
- 2 tablespoons pumpkin seeds:
Pumpkin seeds are high in protein, fiber, and zinc, contributing to a feeling of fullness and satisfaction.
They are also low in oxalates, promoting kidney and joint health. If unable to use pumpkin seeds, consider substituting with 1 tablespoon of organic almond butter.
Pumpkin seeds or nut butter enhance the creaminess, depth, and richness of the smoothie but are not essential. Opt for simplicity or add other preferred ingredients based on personal preference.
– 1 whole banana (optional: cut into smaller chunks and frozen)
– 1/2 cup rolled oats (quick oats are acceptable if preferred)
– 1/2 cup water
– 1/8 teaspoon sea salt or Potassium Lite Salt
- Add the Oats to the blender and pulse until mostly powdered or finely ground.
- If using a frozen banana, ensure it’s cut into smaller chunks or slices before adding it to the blender.
- Add the banana, almond milk, water, and sea salt to the blender.
- Blend the ingredients until smooth and creamy.
- Serve and enjoy your weight loss smoothie!