Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Double Blueberry Breakfast: Oats & A Smoothie

Morning time can be my favorite time.  Yeah, I'm one of those annoying morning people who wakes up excited to start the day, full of energy.  Mornings are especially great when a delicious breakfast is included.  Today I have a double blueberry breakfast to share with you.  I actually had this over the weekend, but it would be good any day of the week.

Mmmm, blueberry sunflower butter oats and a blueberry kale smoothie.  I had a bag of frozen organic wild blueberries and they ended up in all of my breakfast stuff that day. 

Blueberry Kale Smoothie

2 handfuls chopped kale
1 banana
2 cups frozen blueberries
2 cups almond milk

Blend until smooth.  You may need to add more almond milk depending on how thick you like your smoothie.

Blueberry Sunbutter Oats

1/2 cup oats
1 cup almond milk
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon agave
pinch sea salt
1 tablespoon sunflower seed butter (or almond butter)

I have two ways to make oats:

For overnight oats: Mix everything together and soak overnight, then either warm in the morning or eat cold.  Top with 1/4 cup blueberries.

For stove top oats: Or you can mix everything together in a pan over medium heat and cook until the oats are soft and thickened, about 10 minutes.  Top with 1/4 cup blueberries.

The sunflower seed butter really adds a lot to the oats.  I'm kind of obsessed with the creamy toasted flavor of it.  I've been putting it in my smoothies too.  And the oats are so warming now that Portland is freezing cold.  That means in the 30's for us native Northwesterners.  But really, we've had frost on the ground the past few days.  That makes it officially frozen.

Hope you're all staying warm.  See you on Friday for HVF!


  1. Blueberries and porridge has got to be one of the nicest breakfasts (at least, ignoring all the ones that someone else cooks you and brings you to in bed!) No wonder you're so full of energy in the mornings!

    1. My sweetie brings me coffee in bed if he gets up before me. It's the best.

  2. Oh my gosh! I absolutely love nut/seed butters in oatmeal. It makes it so much more rich and creamy. I used to put dried cranberries in my oatmeal with peanut butter because I lived in a residence hall, but now that I'm in an apartment, I should experience with fresh fruit. Perfect for freezing weather.

    1. Yes, the nut butters in oatmeal really makes it extra delicious. I can't get enough of that combo right now.

  3. I love green and plant-based juices! I'm doing a 4-day cleanse. Today is my Day 2. My favourite green juice consists of kale, collards, parsley, cucumbers, celery ribs, apples, and lemons.

    Yum to juicing!

  4. That smoothie sounds awesome! I'm loving smoothies lately, even though its freezing here!!

    1. Me too! I've having them every day. I got out of the habit for a while, but I feel so much better when I drink one every day. Now it's a priority.

  5. Oooh both breakfasts sound delicious! I'm definitely leaning more toward oats right now since it's like -3 when we wake up right now. The smoothie sounds amazing, I'll have to try it when it warms up!! Love that you use sunbutter in the oats!

    1. That's why I have both! I have the smoothie first, then warm up with the oats a little later. :)

  6. What kind of Oats are those? I use Bob's Red Mill Steel Cut Oats. Your's look really creamy. Is that cuz of the PB?

    1. I use Trader Joe's gluten free oats. Yep, the creaminess is all nut butter :)

  7. I'm totally with you, mornings for the win. And knowing I'm waking up to a wonderful breakfast is what totally gets me out of bed, ha ha. :) I've been eating yummy green smoothies for the last few weeks, it's awesome! Definitely planning on making overnight oats soon!

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