Orange-Carrot Smoothie with Pear and Oats
This smoothie is rich and creamy thanks to the pear and…oats! That’s right, this smoothie contains oats! While not a typical smoothie ingredient, they work quite well in certain recipes. Oats are also loaded with fiber and protein, so there’s a nutritional incentive to use them. Just 1/4 cup of oats contains almost 7 grams of protein and 4.1 grams of dietary fiber.
- 1 medium carrot, chopped
- 1 orange, peeled and seeds removed
- 1 pear, cored
- 1/4 cup dry old fashioned oats
- 8 ounces (236 ml) unsweetened almond milk
Preparation time 10mins
Cooking time 10mins
Adapted from incrediblesmoothies.com
Start by adding the liquid to your blender (I use a Vitamix), followed by the soft fruit. If you choose to add greens to this recipe, add them last. Blend on high for 30 seconds or until the smoothie is creamy.