Warm Oatmeal Chai Smoothie

Oh hai. It’s been a while.  I have reason, but not excuse. It’s been a time of cooking and eating to exist, which in my world means there is no measuring and in your world means I can’t document any recipe to recreate.

But hey, it’s a new calendar year and I woke up this morning to fluffy snow falling so thought I would bust out the old measuring spoons. (I know, wild thing!)

I know so many people swear by their smoothies. It’s the only way to get lots of nutritious things in their family in one go. I have said before that I generally don’t drink smoothies as much in the winter because they are predominantly cold and fruit based, which is this weather isn’t really the kind of fortitude we need. (Find me on a sunny warm beach however and that’s a different story!)

This morning however I wanted something smoothie like, but warm and nourishing. I had leftover oatmeal and I decided to spice it up a little and make a winter-smoothie. It’s warm and cozy and basically a hug in your belly. The light spices are just so divine you may opt to skip your morning latte. Or not.

As you can see my little munchkin could barely wait to try it too!

Here’s how:

  • 1 1/4-1/2 c warm coconut milk (the kind you drink or use in cereal not the canned kind for cooking)
  • 2/3 c warm oatmeal (I has flaked oatmeal not steal cut or whole so it was soft and creamy to begin with. I would recommend this or else your texture may be thicker or more granular when blended)
  • 1 tsp almond butter
  • 2 tsp vegan protein (I used Warrior Blend)
  • 1/8 tsp cardamon
  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon
  • nutmeg – a pinch or two
  • 1 ripe banana

Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Drink while warm as the oatmeal will start to congeal as it cools. [mommy full-disclosure: half of my winter-smoothie was consumed hot—and then naturally I was pulled away by my toddler—so the other half was cold by the time I got back to it. But the good news is it was equally as delicious, almost like a slightly thicker custard with a spoon. #winning]


3 thoughts on “Warm Oatmeal Chai Smoothie

  1. What a great idea Ave!
    I just made and devoured this… had to first make a batch of almond butter and oatmeal, but was totally worth the extra steps. We’ve been really into smoothies lately.. quick, nutritious and easy for new parents with full hands.
    This recipe was so perfect for a delicious pick me up on a cold, dreary afternoon. I doubled up on the spices but otherwise followed your directions exactly.
    Great thinking! ✨


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