overnight cinnamon roll oat smoothie
These things happen.
Maybe out of pure necessity? Need for balance? Or both?
Every morning I wake up, waddle downstairs, turn on the coffee pot, check my emails, pour a cup of coffee, check more emails; and, by this time, I am somewhat coherent enough to work an appliance and blend my smoothie. There is nothing sexy whatsoever about this routine. Hence why yours truly doesn’t have a reality TV show. Yet. I kid. Maybe.
My overnight smoothie is a variation of this recipe. Sometimes I get a wild hair and make a pumpkin version in the fall or a strawberry version in the summer. But usually, it’s just ol’ blueberry and I making the rounds in the morning. Are you still there? I just put you into a coma with my musings didn’t I? Fart.
Before you hit the snooze button on me, can we talk about this life saving morning smoothie for 2.2 seconds? Like I mentioned above, when it comes to pairing or mixing foods it’s all about balance. Pizza and salad, buffalo wings and salad, hamburger and salad, pastries and salad…um, that’s not right is it?
What I am trying to sayyyyyyy is this Cinnamon Roll Oat Smoothie is totally balanced: greek yogurt, oats, chia seeds, almond milk, vanilla extract, and cinnamon. After you blend all these delicious ingredients, pour into a glass and you’ll be rolling with the punches this Monday morning. Did I just say that? You can hit snooze now.
Overnight Cinnamon Roll Oat Smoothie
2/3 cup plain Greek Yogurt
2 bananas, chopped
2/3 cup vanilla almond milk
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2/3 cup oats
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon chia seeds
dash of raw sugar
cinnamon sticks, garnish
Place the first eight ingredients into a blender. Put the blender into the fridge overnight. The next morning, blend. You may need to add a splash more of milk to get the mixture moving if to thick. Once blended, pour into a glass or bowl and garnish with cinnamon sticks.
Ok, so how fun is this? Love the idea of walking up to this delicious drink!
Thanks, Tieghan! Definitely a great way to start the day!
you crack me up!! pastries and salad can totally be a thing. and this overnight smoothie looks positively lovely! yum!
Right?! So glad you agree. Thanks, Katrina!
The perfect Monday, get-back-into-shape, plus it tastes like a cinnamon roll? Um yeah, sold.
I’ll send one your way ASAP! Thanks, Nicole!
I wish I had this type of breakfast each morning. Plus it is so simple… let the machine do all the work.
Exactly! You should totally give it a try friend:)
Dude. !! I just can’t even handle this perfection. Cinnamon. Oats. Chia!!!!!!! I’m dying.
Chia and cinnamon rolls were made for each other:) #balanceiskey
I have been meaning to try the overnight smoothie so that I can maybe enjoy oats in my smoothie. I’ve been told the texture is better when they sit overnight! Need to try this and see – I love that it’s a cinnamon roll in a smoothie. Mmmm!
Stacey, it’s life changing! Definitely my go-to each morning.
a drinkable cinnamon roll. no rise time. count me in 🙂
You got it! Thanks, Emily!
I think I’ve found my new favorite breakfast!
Yay!! Thanks, lady! xoxo
Overnight anything works for me! Love the cinnamon, oats, chia, Greek yogurt…um, all of it???
This smoothie sounds like a great way to switch up my usual morning routine!
This is totally rockin’ my world!!! LOVE!!!
Ok, first off! Waddle downstairs? No part of you waddles you are gorg! Secondly, I need this smoothie in my life. I have been coffee free for 2 weeks no and am craving something delicious in the morning water in not cutting it.
this . happening . now!
How did you know that waddling downstairs is how my every morning starts! I am in love with this smoothie because hello cinnamon roll! Looks delicious Lauren!
This is totally about to be my new favorite smoothie! Do the bananas have to be super ripe or can they be medium ripe? Or barely ripe?