It’s been a long time since I’ve reviewed a smoothie recipe, and that changes today. I have plenty of delicious sounding recipe saved to my Drinks board, but this one seemed to fit in. Why? Well, like the Fried Chicken Livers I just made, this recipe looks indulgent but it’s really healthy. It also gets a bonus for having chia seeds–I’ve been looking for a reason to try them but have never gotten around to it. This smoothie is packed full of goodness and promises to taste good. Let’s find out if it does!
Chocolate lovers rejoice! Take overnight oats to a whole new level of deliciousness with this thick and creamy Chocolate Overnight Oatmeal Smoothie. Silky and smooth, it’s got that stick-to-your-ribs feeling of a bowl of oats that’ll keep you satisfied for hours.
Most of the ingredients for this oatmeal smoothie were just hanging out in my pantry. I had the all-important oats plus the cocoa, maple syrup, and vanilla extract.
That left me to buy the almond milk and chia seeds, but both were readily available at my favorite grocery store. The organic chia seeds I bought were $10.99 for 15 ounces. This is one time that I regret not ordering them, though, since I found much better deals on Amazon.
Making my oatmeal smoothie was so easy! I’m a fruit smoothie kind of person, but this smoothie had no peeling or chopping involved. Instead, all I had to do was add all of the ingredients to a blender and let everything sit overnight. The next day I blended it all and enjoyed my smoothie. Here’s how my time was spent:
- 3 minutes to prep the smoothie
- 2 minutes to blend
- 5 minutes total (plus sitting overnight in the refrigerator)