Saint Patrick Smoothie
Avocado, oatmeal, fennel, are associated to make a healthy green smoothie with Irish steel cut oat.
This the most healthy breakfast you can expect, giving you all you need to be alert and fullness for hours.
It is one of my favorite breakfast.
When we combine the health benefits of avocado, fennel, and oatmeal, we have a ticket for a healthy lifestyle.
Have a Happy Saint Patrick day, Enjoy the weekend
Ingredients for 1 serving:
½ cup oat meal
½ fennel bulb
4 twigs parsley or cilantro
2 twigs of mint
1-inch long fresh ginger
1 cup water or tea
1 tsp of honey or maple syrup optional
Peel and dice the avocado. Clean and dice thinly the fennel bulb. Peel and dice thinly the ginger. Clean the parsley, keep just the leaves.Set all in a blender
Set all in a blender add the oatmeal, the lime juice, the water, and the honey. Blend all and enjoy few hours of energy without feeling hungry.
Cook Steel-Cut Oats & Freeze Them
I like the chewy texture and nutty flavor of steel-cut oats. Steel-cut oats are made from the whole oat, cut into small chunks.
Oats are a whole grain, it is rich in vitamins, minerals, and fiber. Steel-cut oats take longer to cook, the health benefits and flavor are worth the extra time. I use the Irish technic to soak them before to go to bed and just set the heat at 1, I increase at 2 when taking my shower few minutes, and they are ready to use.
I can also make a large batch and freeze it into the individual portion for quick reheating.
Bring water to a boil in a large saucepan, then stir in the steel-cut oats. I use 2 cup of water for ½ cup of steel cut oat when I soak and cook overnight, I use 3 cups of water for 1 cup of oats when I prepare a batch to freeze.
Reduce the heat to “Low” to bring the mixture to a simmer. Cook the oats for 20 minutes. For softer oatmeal, cook the oats for up to 30 minutes.
Spoon the oatmeal into a serving-sized container, and put the container into the freezer.
I used also to make ice cubes more often with spice adding to soups and smoothies. This give some consistence and keep the preparation healthy, it is also a way to feel full with low calories intake. Once frozen, pop the cubes from the tray and transfer them into a container. One cube is just right for a toddler, and two to four cubes for an adult.
Defrost frozen steel-cut oats in the microwave or through them in your preparation , to cook or to blend as for a smoothie