Coffee Oatmeal Smoothie

  • Ingredients
    • 8-12oz water (for coffee)
    • 1-3 tbsp coffee (instant or ground)
    • 1/3 - 1/2 cup oatmeal
    • 2/3 - 3/4 cup milk
    • 1 banana (frozen optional)
    • 1-2 tbsp whey protein
    • (Optional) Honey or sugar to taste
    • (Optional) Ground ginger & cinnamon, 1tsp each
  • Preparation
    1. Banana
      1. Slice into pieces for easier blending
      2. Freeze overnight time permitting but the following options are available if you forget or don't want to freeze it
        1. Add ice after smoothie is prepared or when blending ingredients
        2. Chill smoothie in refrigerator prior to serving
    2. Oatmeal
      1. Cold
        1. Add oatmeal and milk to a glass
        2. Place in refrigerator overnight to chill (ideal if making cold brew coffee)
      2. Hot
        1. Add oatmeal and milk in a small pot and cook
        2. Let sit until it reaches room temperature (ideal if making instant or hot brew coffee)
    3. Coffee
      • Instant or Hot Brewed
        • Boil water
        • Add coffee, cinnamon & ginger
        • Heat until ingredients have dissolved
        • Let sit until it reaches room temperature
      • Cold brew coffee
        • Add water, coffee, cinnamon & coffee to pot and stir
        • Place in refrigerator for 8-12 hours for maximum effect
  • Smoothie
    1. Add ingredients to blender
    2. Blend at least twice or until all ingredients are properly blended
    3. Serve
  • Servings
    • Approximately 1-3
    • It made about 28oz for me so I had 12oz while my parents drank 8oz each
  • Additional Notes
    • If chilling for later enjoyment, remember to stir prior to serving as it tends to settle
    • It might come out a bit dry so add a half glass of water when ready to blend or serve [Optionally, (and this is the route I took), add ice when ready to serve/drink which helps with the dryness and keeps the smoothie cooler for a bit longer]