1/4 cup rolled oats
2-2 1/2 cups unsweetened non-dairy milk of choice
2 T. chia seeds
1 frozen banana
2-3 T. maple syrup or sweetener of choice, or to taste, or use stevia to taste.
If using sweetened non-dairy milk, do not add sweetener
1/4 t. cinnamon
1 dash of pure vanilla extract
Blend all ingredients until they are smooth. Drink right away.
Additional Flavor Options:
-Double Chocolate: Add 2 tablespoons cocoa powder and use unsweetened, chocolate, non-dairy milk.
-Ginger Pear: Add 1 diced pear and 1/4 teaspoon ginger. You might want to add a little extra sweetener with this one. Omit cinnamon.
-Ginger Peach: Add 1/2 teaspoon ginger and 1 sliced peach or 1/2-1 cup frozen peach slices.
-Pumpkin Pie: Add 1/4 cup pumpkin puree, 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice, and 2 pitted dates.
-Cinnamon Apple: Add 1/2 teaspoon additional cinnamon and 1/2-1 peeled, diced apples, or 1/4 cup unsweetened apple sauce.
-Cherry Almond: Add 1/2-1 cup frozen cherries, a dash of almond extract, and 2 tablespoons sliced almonds.
-Walnut Date Cinnamon: Add 1/2 teaspoon additional cinnamon, 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts, and 2-3 pitted and chopped Medjool dates.
-Carrot Cake: Add 1/2 teaspoon additional cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg, 1/2 cup finely shredded carrot, 2 tablespoons raisins, 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts or pecans, and 2 tablespoons finely shredded coconut (optional). It helps make blending easier by soaking your raisins in the plant milk before blending them with the rest of the ingredients.
-Praline: (MY FAVE!!!) Add 3-4 pitted and chopped Medjool dates and 1/4 cup chopped pecans.
-Cranberry Walnut Pepita: Add 1/4 cup dried cranberries, 3 tablespoons chopped walnuts, and 2 tablespoons chopped pepitas.
-Banana Walnut: Add an additional banana (not frozen) and 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts.
-Coconut Almond Chocolate (Almond Joy): Add 2 tablespoons shredded coconut, 3 tablespoons sliced almonds, and 2-3 tablespoons cocoa powder. You might want add extra sweetener with this one. Use unsweetened, chocolate, non-dairy milk for added deliciousness!
-Chocolate Peanut Butter: Use unsweetened, chocolate, non-dairy milk and 1-2 tablespoons natural peanut butter, and 2-3 tablespoons cocoa powder.
-Chocolate Peanut Date (Snickers Bar): Add 2-3 tablespoons chopped, salted, and roasted peanuts, 1-2 tablespoons vegan chocolate chips or 2 tablespoon cocoa powder, and 2-3 pitted and chopped Medjool dates. Use unsweetened, non-dairy, chocolate milk for an added chocolatey boost!
-Cinnamon Raisin: Add 1/2 extra teaspoon of cinnamon and 1/4 cup raisins. It helps make blending easier by soaking your raisins in the plant milk before blending them with the rest of the ingredients,