Sunday, February 16, 2014

Green Breakfast Smoothie

Exciting news! This is Sublime Kitchen's 100th post! SO. I had to pick out a good recipe!


This is my go to breakfast as of late. I crave it. I love it.

You will, too.


This Green Breakfast Smoothie is actually a hybrid smoothie. It has elements of my Green Peanut Butter Oatmeal Smoothie and my Peanut Butter Oatmeal Smoothie.

I LOVE getting a serving of greens in when the day has barely even started! Also, I added some maca powder for its energizing properties.


 
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Ingredients

  1. One frozen banana broken into pieces
  2. 1 1/4 cups of almond milk or whatever milk you drink
  3. Two generous handfuls of spinach (or kale)
  4. Four ice cubes
  5. One heaping Tablespoon of nut butter (almond, peanut, sunflower seed)
  6. 1/4 cup of rolled oats (you can also sub 1/8 cup of steel cut oats)
  7. 1 tsp of maca powder (optional)
  8. hemp seeds, chia seeds, OR ground flaxseeds for sprinkling on top (optional)

 

 

Method

 
Place all ingredients, minus seeds, in a high-powered blender (I used the NutriBullet). Blend until smooth. Transfer to your smoothie cup of choice and top with seeds (if using). Serve immediately. Enjoy!

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Peanut Butter and Jam Protein Oatmeal

Yes, I admit it and you have most likely seen me blog about it. I hate warm oatmeal (or any warm/hot cereal, for that matter).

Or should I say, hated warm oatmeal.

When I started reading the blog, Carrots'n'Cake, I saw the author, Tina, putting peanut butter in her just cooked oatmeal. GAME CHANGER. I am now an warm oatmeal lover! Thank you Tina!

And what goes better with peanut butter than jelly and jam! I don't know about all of you, but I prefer strawberry jams and jellies as opposed to grape.

So bring on the berries!


Is it just me or are strawberries one of the most beautiful berries?



I also added some protein powder to this oatmeal to amp up the protein content. With the ingredients I used, this recipe has 20 grams of healthy plant protein per serving! Yeah! What a great way to start your day! This oatmeal makes me want to get out of bed and paired with a nice cup of coffee, can breakfast get any better?







Peanut Butter and Jam Protein Oatmeal


*1 serving*


Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup of almond milk or whatever milk you drink (dairy, rice, soy, etc.)
  • 1 heaping Tbsp of peanut butter
  • 1 heaping Tbsp of jam (I used strawberry)
  • 1/4 cup of quick cooking steel cut oats
  • 1/2 scoop of vanilla protein powder (I used Sunwarrior vegan protein powder)
  • maple syrup (for drizzling)
  • 1 tsp of hemp seeds (you could also sub chia seeds or ground flaxseeds)

NOTE: If you would like to use old-fashioned or rolled oats, increase almond milk to 1 cup and oats to 1/2 cup.


Method


Place milk and oats in a small saucepan, bring to a boil then immediately reduce to a simmer. Simmer oats for 3-5 minutes or until 80-90% of the liquid has been absorbed. Transfer oats to a bowl then thoroughly mix protein powder with oats. Place a dollop of peanut butter and a dollop of jam on top of the oatmeal. Drizzle oatmeal with maple syrup and sprinkle with hemp seeds. Serve immediately. Enjoy!