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Ice cream shake days have gone one more year!
No more shaking as you go down the frosty green things to feel healthy and full of energy.
But don't put those smoothies in the attic! Warm, comforting, and still healthy smoothies are a real thing (honest, I even did a full series on them last year).
This one is creamy and slightly sweet, but with a hint of caffeine, plus some seeds, nuts, and oatmeal to prepare you for a busy day. Much better for you than the breakfast of two thick toasts with buttered toast that I had a couple of times last week, that made me want to go back to bed to sleep.
What a weekend it has been! I started Saturday in Manchester at a brilliant blogger PR meeting with Smoking Gun PR: Those guys are so much fun. That was quickly followed by a me running to my hometown of Southport after hearing that my father was ill. Now he's repairing, thank goodness, but that 55-mile trip to my hometown seemed too long! It was wonderful to spend time with him and also eat my mother's chicken soup 🙂
Back home and logging in this morning, I realized I had absolutely nothing to post! Usually I have a few recipes and photos lined up, but not this time. So what could be better than photographing this Oaty Mocha Hot Smoothie at my breakfast?
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… and boy, did I have a lot more energy than last week after those buttered toast breakfasts!
Have you tried a recipe for hot smoothies?
I really hope you try this. If you do, please read the warning below about hot liquids and mixers first.
Warning: Do not fill your mixer with hot liquid. Either you're going to break the glass (if you have a glass jar) or you're going to come out with a ton of pressure when you open the lid after you close things. Verify that your blender or blender can drink hot or hot liquids. This recipe calls for a little warm milk to be added to the other ingredients along with cold water before mixing. The rest of the warm milk is added after mixing.
The recipe for the hot shake Ocha Mocha:
Oaty Mocha Hot Smoothie
Comfortable, tasty, and packed with nutrients, this HOT shake is perfect for those colder months.
- 15 g (0.5 oz – about 4 small pieces) dark chocolate, chopped (check that the brand is gluten-free if necessary)
- 1 cup milk (240 ml) unsweetened almond milk
- 1 oz espresso or 1 teaspoon instant coffee granules mixed with 2 tablespoons water
- 3 tablespoons rolled oats, check to see if brand is gluten-free if needed
- ½ a medium ripe banana
- 8 hazelnuts
- 1 teaspoon of chia seeds
- 1 teaspoon of maca powder optional
- 2 tablespoons cold water
United Kingdom (metric) – ** Convert to US measurements USA **
Add dark chocolate to a jug, pour in milk and espresso. Microwave until the mixture is warm and the chocolate melts (you can do this in a pan if you prefer).
Place the oats, bananas, hazelnuts, chia seeds, maca powder, water and approx. a fifth of the milk mixture to your mixer or blender. Add an additional splash of cold water if you think the liquid is too hot (see warning above for hot liquids and shakes).
Mix on high for 1 minute until oatmeal and chia seeds are fully incorporated.
While mixing, heat the rest of the milk mixture even more until hot, but not boiling.
Pour the mixed oatmeal mixture into your cup, add the milk / chocolate mixture and serve.
Hi, I'm Nicky
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