This Triple Berry Oatmeal Smoothie Bowl with Almonds and Chia Seeds is the perfect healthy way to start off your day – it’s packed with protein, fiber and antioxidants. Sponsored by Silk.
Lately, it’s been so cold that I’ve been craving a hot breakfast. However, I’ve also been trying to get back in the mode of making smoothies for an extra boost of nutrients in the morning.
So, I came up with this Triple Berry Oatmeal Smoothie Bowl with Almonds and Chia Seeds which combines these two breakfast ideas into one – a bowl of oatmeal topped with smoothie ingredients.
I love topping oatmeal with nuts, seeds and fresh or dried fruit, and my smoothies typically include fresh or frozen fruit and yogurt. Sometimes I add chia seeds to my smoothies too.
What I love about the Oatmeal Smoothie Bowl idea is that it has a good dose of protein and fiber, no cholesterol, and includes a serving or two of fruit to start the day.
This recipe is super flexible too. Use whatever fruit, nuts and seeds you have on hand. If fresh fruit is hard to come by or too expensive, use frozen or dried fruit. I’ve been using frozen berries because it’s cheaper this time of year than fresh. They defrost quickly and blend right into this warm bowl of oatmeal.
Think of this breakfast bowl as a twofer – you get all the benefits of a bowl of oatmeal and a smoothie in one meal.
As I was photographing this beautiful Oatmeal Smoothie Bowl, my husband stalked nearby, trying to see what I had made. He’s dairy-free and has borderline high cholesterol, so this was the perfect healthy breakfast for him. I used Silk Dairy-Free Yogurt Alternative, a cultured soy product. He loved the smooth, creamy consistency of the yogurt alternative and devoured his bowl in minutes. I was quietly patting myself on the back for getting him to eat something packed with goodness to get his day started.
Silk’s Dairy-Free Yogurt Alternative provides plant-powered nutrition, with 6 grams of soy protein per serving and no cholesterol. It’s made with real fruit, without any artificial flavors or colors, and comes in six flavors: Strawberry, Blueberry, Black Cherry, Vanilla, Tropical Pineapple, and Peach & Mango. We tried the Black Cherry and Tropical Pineapple and were really pleased with the rich, smooth and creamy consistency.
Silk Dairy-Free Yogurt Alternative is a great alternative to yogurt for those looking for a cholesterol-free, dairy-free, vegetarian or vegan option. It’s also a good source of calcium and vitamin D, carrageenan-free, gluten-free and low in saturated fat.
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Triple Berry Oatmeal Smoothie Bowl with Almonds and Chia Seeds
- 1/4 cup uncooked regular or quick cooking steel cut oats
- 1/4 cup frozen blueberries
- 1/4 cup frozen raspberries
- 1/4 cup frozen blackberries
- 1 tablespoon toasted almonds
- 1 teaspoon chia seeds
- 1 container Tropical Pineapple Silk Soy Yogurt Alternative
Cook steel cut oats according to package directions. Top with blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, almonds, chia seeds and Tropical Pineapple Silk Soy Yogurt Alternative.
This conversation is sponsored by Silk. The opinions and text are all mine.