Active time: 5 minutes Total time: 4 hours
Sometimes you want the benefits of a smoothie, with a little more stick-to-your-ribs heft. Because of the carb and protein content, try this recipe to refuel after an hour-plus moderate- to high-intensity workout. Stirring a green smoothie into rolled oats gives you filling combo that wows with its green hue.
Green Smoothie Overnight Oats
- 3/4 cup (180ml) skim milk
- 1 medium banana
- 2 cups (56g) fresh spinach
- 1 scoop plain pea protein powder
- 1 cup (88g) rolled oats
- 1 cup (165g) chopped mango
- 4 tablespoons (30g) pistachio nuts
In a blender, place the milk, banana, spinach and protein powder. Secure the lid and blend on high until smooth.
Place the oats in a 4 cup (1L) storage tub and pour the spinach mixture over them. Stir to mix, then cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or up to overnight.
Serves: 4 | Serving Size: About 3/4 cup oat-smoothie mixture topped with 1/4 cup mango and 1 tablespoon pistachios
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 218; Total Fat: 6g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 2g; Cholesterol: 1mg; Sodium: 33mg; Carbohydrate: 31g; Dietary Fiber: 5g; Sugar: 13g; Protein: 13g