Being gluten free and traveling is always an adventure, as I always wonder whether there will be anything healthy for me to eat when I arrive at my destination. I was recently traveling to Norway, and was delighted to find the most delicious smoothie in the Oslo airport while waiting for my connecting flight – all of the whole ingredients were in a cup, and I took the cup to the counter and they blended it for me there. The main ingredients were almond milk, gluten-free oats, banana and kiwi.
I loved the unique taste of the kiwi in the smoothie so much that I had to recreate it at home – with a few additions – to keep the taste of my trip going.
This blueberry kiwi smoothie is great for cooling down on a hot summer day, is gluten-free, has no sugar added, and is packed with protein to give you long lasting energy, as well as a zing of vitamin C for upping your immunity while traveling (or when life gets hectic or stressful) courtesy of the kiwi.
This smoothie is:
HEALTHY HEALTHY HEALTHY
RICH IN VITAMIN C
Blueberry Kiwi Power Energy Smoothie Recipe
Here’s how to make it:
Handful of blueberries
Handful of gluten-free oats
2 scoops chia seeds
1 TBSP almond butter
1 cup almond milk
Several ice cubes
(Quick tip: chia can make smoothies very thick once the seeds start to expand. Vary the amount of chia - or omit the chia completely - depending on how you like your smoothies!).
I threw everything into my Vitamix on high, and in a few seconds I had the most delicious smoothie, totally gluten-free, and full of antioxidants, vitamin C, and energy to help me get through the rest of my day.
Enjoy! Let me know how you like it!