Blueberry Muffin Smoothie

I like to make smoothies a couple times a week for breakfast and recently, I started adding in some oats. I had noticed that regular smoothies weren't keeping me full unless I also had a piece of toast or a snack when I get to work.  The addition of oats, nuts or seeds provide you energy and fiber to keep you satisfied longer but it is important to be mindful of the serving size as you might be unknowingly adding unwanted calories.  Stick to a handful of oats or a tablespoon of nuts or seeds as a guide. 
To make the flavors really pop in this or any smoothie, add in some citrus.  Lemon or lime juice brights the flavors of the fruits you already love. This smoothie beats out most blueberry muffins in a calorie contest (1 medium muffin averages 425 calories and 18g of fat!).  The other added bonus: smoothies are a lot less work to whip up than a batch of muffins in the morning!

Wild Blueberry Muffin Smoothie
Serves 1

1/2 cup frozen wild blueberries
1/3 cup oats
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 teaspoon agave nectar
1 teaspoon chia seeds
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

Directions: Combine ingredients in blender until smooth.  Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts: 206 Calories, 6g Fat, 36g Carbohydrates, 5g Protein, 8g Fiber, 183mg Sodium, 362mg Potassium

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