Chocolate Almond Oatmeal Smoothie Recipe
Can you guess what happened? Of course you can.
I, the human yo-yo, yo'd back up. Because that's that I do. Ugh.
So I've done a little soul searching, trying to figure out why I cannot seem to get my weight loss efforts to lead to any real success. Ultimately, I know it comes down to self control. Everything does right? I'd like to tackle all of those really obvious self-control weight-loss-related issues that I have… like I'd really love to not eat the whole pint of ice cream. And I'd really be impressed with myself if I could not eat half the wheel of Brie during West Wing. Those things would seem like really big accomplishments to me.
But I think I'm going to have to start somewhere a little more fundamental… I need to wake up early every day.
Here's what I'm thinking: most days, I don't get out of bed until I HAVE to, right? I am not a morning person. And it takes me a good 30 minutes at least to have a coherent thought. Until then, I'm pretty awful. I'm grouchy, groggy, and I'm so stiff it feels like I've been hit by a train in the night– which only contributes to my grouchy grogginess.
Anyway. That rough start usually leads to a rough day. Since I don't wake up until the last minute, I usually don't take the time to look nice or eat a good breakfast. So I feel ugly and hungry by mid-morning. Plus, I (of course) haven't exercised. Is it really any surprise that I'm over eating emotionally by lunch time?
So I think the first step I have to make, have to conquer, is waking up early enough to A) exercise, B) shower, do my hair and make up, and C) eat breakfast at the table.
Forget calories, points, and all that for the next month. These are my only 3 goals for every single morning in May. I'll check in on Instagram, ok? Elliptical and Smoothie shots comin' your way daily!
- Weight: 183
- Pounds Loss: 0
I love this smoothie. It's one of my favorite breakfasts, especially in the summer. The frozen bananas and chocolate almond milk make it taste like a yummy milkshake. The almonds add an extra punch of protein. And the oatmeal… I don't even know exactly what it does for you. But if you want to read up on why I love raw oats for breakfast, check out this post! It's one awesome food.
This recipe is for a single serving, and I don't recommend making it in a large pitcher blender unless you're making more than one serving. Instead, use a single serve blender if yours has one. Or you can use this single serve mason jar method that works with most standard blenders (like Oster).
- 1 frozen banana, cut in chunks
- 1 cup chocolate almond milk
- 1 Tbsp. almonds
- 1/4 cup old fashioned oats
- Blend all ingredients until smooth and serve immediately.
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