So what’s a clean and green January without a green smoothie? Enter my current obsession: Mango Avocado Oatmeal Smoothie.
For all the clean eating I do, I’ve never been much of a smoothie person. At least not for breakfast. Snack, yes! But not breakfast.
Don’t get me wrong. The first thing I think about when I get out of bed in the morning (and sometimes before I go to sleep at night) is what I’m going to eat for breakfast. But for me, breakfast has to be hearty and filling, and smoothies have just never filled me up.
But, if you’ve been following along this month, I’ve challenged myself to add green fruits and/or veggies to every meal. So I’ve been spending quite a bit of time creating and testing new ‘green’ recipes (like last week’s Winter Sunshine Salad.) And since smoothies are a great way to incorporate fruits and veggies into meals, plus a whole bunch of other nutritious ingredients, I knew I had to throw a smoothie recipe into the January mix!
Besides, I make a smoothie for my husband every weekday morning, so I’ve definitely perfected the art of disguising healthy ingredients in smoothies! 😉
This Mango Avocado Oatmeal Smoothie isn’t your average green smoothie.
First, it requires a spoon. There is no drinking this one with a straw!
And second, the oatmeal and yogurt are not blended into the smoothie, but layered on the bottom (sort of like the yogurt you can get with the fruit on the bottom). So you can eat through the layers or mix it all together. Your choice! (FYI – I’m a mixer!)
So let me break down this Mango Avocado Oatmeal Smoothie for you…..
The layers of oats, yogurt and smoothie pack in a whole lot of clean eating goodness. We’re talking healthy fats from the avocado and flax, fibre from the chia and oatmeal, and a dose of protein from the Skyr yogurt!
Plus, the entire combo tastes like a little breakfast treat! The oats are sweetened with chocolate almond milk, the smoothie is sweetened with mango and banana, and there’s a little sprinkling of coconut chips and dark chocolate chips on top.
And then there is the spinach, which gives this smoothie the added green boost! (Love the colour!!)
There’s a lot going on in this smoothie, but I promise it’s not a lot of work, and it’s a great way to get your green fruits and veggies in for breakfast!
If you make this one, feel free to take a pic for Instagram and tag it @crumbtopbaking! Would love to see your take on this recipe! 😉
Have a great week!Print
Mango Avocado Oatmeal Smoothie
This Mango Avocado Oatmeal Smoothie has a whole lot of clean eating goodness going on! It has layers of oats and chia, Skyr yogurt and a green smoothie made with mango, avocado, banana, spinach, flax and almond milk. All the healthy fats, fibre and protein make this a filling breakfast!
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Total Time: 1 hour and 10 minutes (includes time for oats to soak)
- Yield: 2 servings
- Category: Breakfast; Snack
- 1 cup rolled oats (I use Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free)
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 3/4 cup chocolate almond milk
- 1/2 cup plain Skyr or Greek yogurt
- 1 cup fresh spinach, packed
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1/2 cup frozen avocado chunks
- 1/2 cup frozen mango chunks
- 1 banana, chopped and frozen
- 1 tbsp flax meal
- dark chocolate chips and coconut chips for toppings (optional)
- In a small bowl, add the rolled oats, chia seeds and chocolate almond milk. Stir until combined. Spoon out the mixture into 2 wide mouth mason jars or dishes. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour, or overnight.
- Once the oats and chia have absorbed the milk, layer on the yogurt.
- In a blender, add the spinach, almond milk, avocado, mango, banana and flax. Blend on high until smooth. Pour over yogurt mixture. (The smoothie will be thick).
- Top with chocolate chips and coconut, or any other topping you like.
- For this recipe, I used plain Skyr yogurt, but you can also use plain Greek. I like these options as they are thick and creamy. If you’re not a fan of plain yogurt, you can always stir in a drizzle of honey.
- I use President’s Choice frozen avocado chunks. They are perfect for smoothies!
- You can use any type of milk you like in this recipe. I just prefer almond milk. I used chocolate almond milk in the oats to add a little sweet taste, but you can always use unsweetened if you prefer.
- This recipe makes enough for 2 average-sized smoothies, or one very large smoothie bowl. So perfect for sharing! If you only want one smoothie, you can just half the recipe.