Smoothies & Beyond
Makes about 16 fl oz (500 ml); 1 or 2 servings
This smoothie may not look beautiful, but the wholesome
ingredients in it have been shown to help your skin look
luminous. The raw oatmeal adds soluble fiber that may
help sweep away impurities in your body along with
bad cholesterol. Also, starting your day with a nutritious
breakfast is a kickstarter to eating well all day long.
Kefir is cultured milk with probiotics. It is low in fat and
high in protein and tastes like liquid yogurt. Look for
it in health food stores.
Put the nut milk, kefir, or yogurt (plus 1⁄2 cup/4 fl oz/125 ml water if
using yogurt) into the blender container. Add the oats, banana, maple syrup, dates or pear, and chia seeds or flax meal (if using). Put the ice on top. Put the lid on securely, turn the dial to the smoothie setting (or set the variable speed dial to 1), and start the machine. If using the smoothie setting, process until the machine turns itself off. If using the dial, increase the speed to the highest setting and run for 45 seconds or until completely smooth.
Pour the smoothie into 1 or 2 glasses and serve right away.