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OATMEAL COOKIE SMOOTHIE // The Kitchy Kitchen

Dessert for breakfast? No this isn’t your favorite childhood cereal (cinnamon toast crunch for me), it’s an actually wholesome smoothie…that tastes like a cookie.

This is what I’d call a power smoothie.  If you just worked out or need something to keep you full, this is the smoothie for you. Agave nectar is low glycemic, so no sugar rush, flax seeds and chia seeds are full of omega-3 fatty acids and fiber, so expect heart healthy effects and staving off hunger.

You can add protein, peanut butter, whatever you like to make this smoothie fit into your lifestyle.  Enjoy!

OATMEAL COOKIE SMOOTHIE // The Kitchy Kitchen

OATMEAL COOKIE SMOOTHIE // The Kitchy Kitchen

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INGREDIENTS

For 2 12-ounce smoothies

1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder

2 tablespoons agave nectar

2 tablespoons flax meal

1/3 cup oats

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon chia seeds

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

1 frozen banana, peeled and chopped

1 1/2 cups vanilla almond milk

DIRECTIONS

Pop the ingredients in a blender, and go from mix to liquify in steps.  Let it blend on liquify (or the highest setting) for 30 seconds.  The trick to this smoothie is REALLY blending it.  Taste and add more almond/coconut milk if you like a thinner consistency.