Diane at The W.H.O.L.E. Gang created a wonderful event called 30 Days to a Food Revolution, and I was thrilled when she asked me to participate. And so excited to share this Fruit and Fiber Breakfast Shake! The event has even caught the attention of the true Food Revolution founder, Jamie Oliver.
Diane explains, “Inspired by Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution to make a difference I have asked 30 different bloggers to join me in sharing how to shift from processed foods or unhealthy foods to the foods our bodies need and love. Each food blogger will guest post on this site sharing their point of view and a recipe that is good for our bodies.”
For my contribution, Diane requested a recipe and tip along with some suggestions. I know, my tip may be a bit general, but my new found love of seasonal eating (thanks to the CSA) has escalated my love for whole foods even further. Plus, you don’t have to belong to a CSA to enjoy the benefits of seasonal eating. Just shop the sales, and look for beautiful, flavorful produce. Produce typically tastes best and is cheapest when it is at the peak of season. Bonus!
As for a recipe, I went with a hearty Fruit ‘n Fiber Breakfast Shake made with homemade Strawberry Oat Milk! Whether you just make the strawberry oat milk or go all the way with the fruit and fiber breakfast shake – you’re in for a rich strawberry treat! So simple and easy to whip up as well.
Rachel gave this Fruit and Fiber Breakfast Shake a try: “Yummy! I made some this morning. I didn’t know making oat milk was so easy.”
Special Diet Notes: Fruit and Fiber Breakfast Shake
By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, plant-based, vegetarian, and optionally gluten-free depending on oats used.
- 1 batch Strawberry Oat Milk (recipe below)
- ¼ cup of the leftover soaked oats
- ¾ to 1 cup ripe frozen mango chunks (or frozen banana)
- ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Ice (optional)
- Place all in your blender, and process until smooth.
- ½ cup rolled oats (for gluten-free use certified gluten-free oats)
- 1 cup water
- ¾ cup fresh or frozen halved strawberries
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon honey (or agave), or more to taste
- Place the oats and water in a sealed container (like a recycled glass jar), give it a quick shake, and place in the refrigerator. Let soak for at least a few hours, up to overnight.
- Give the jar a vigorous shake for 30 to 60 seconds.Strain the liquid, pressing as much as you can from the oats.
- Place ¾ cup of the fresh oat milk (this is roughly the amount I get) in your blender along with ½ cup of the strawberries, and vanilla, if using.
- Blend until smooth. With the blender running, drizzle in the honey (or agave) through that top portal. Honey can chunk in cooler liquids, so it is best to drizzle it in while the beverage is whizzing away to help emulsify it.
- Taste test, and add more sweetener and/or strawberries to taste.