Cinnamon pear oatmeal smoothie

 

Let me explain. It was a Friday in early November and I was still full from a Thai/Filipino cheat meat I’d had the night before at my all time favourite restaurant, Pig and Khao. I didn’t feel like eating breakfast but I knew I needed fuel for the day – hence the liquid breakfast.

 

We had a few pears lying around that I’d used to decorate our table at a recent dinner party we’d hosted. Using these as a base, I decided to make a smoothie, adding 1/2 cup of oats to give me an extra energy boost. Delicious! You can add 1/4 cup of oats instead for a lighter smoothie.

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DIRECTIONS

  1. Add all ingredients to a blender and pulse until smooth.
  2. If still a little sweet add salt to balance the flavour.
  3. Serve immediately.

Serves 1

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 cup chopped pear
  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats (uncooked)
  • 1 - 2 tbsp. maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • 3-4 ice cubes