Go sugar free for Febfast: Strawberry banana mango smoothie with oatmealJanuary 20, 2016
There’s a lot to be said for moderation. If you’re feeling like a holiday from holiday eating, and looking to help others to boot, look no further than this sugar free strawberry banana mango smoothie with oatmeal!
There are loads of benefits to cutting refined and unnatural sugars out of your diet. Taking a pause from an addictive substance like sugar can demonstrate how your eating habits affect your health, save you money, and help you lose weight. When we cut out artificial and overly processed stuff like sugar from our diets, we also tend to thrive; we sleep better, feel more productive and energised, and as a result we start to feel happier.
The clever clogs at Febfast reckon that by ditching sugar, you can help others as well as yourself. By pledging to take a break from sugar (or alcohol), you can raise vitally needed money to help disadvantaged young people in Australia who are at risk of abusing alcohol or drugs, and support them to take control of their lives. Everyone deserves to live happy and healthy futures, and by pledging or donating, you can help that happen!
If you’re thinking the phrase ‘sugar free’ sound like no fun, think again! Natural sugars are totally still allowed. This smoothie, for example, is a symphony of beautiful fruits and slow burning energy. It’s a joyful breakkie to start the day with, and you honestly won’t believe there’s no added sugar (see ya later, pancakes)! Prep your strawberries, banana and mango the night before and this smoothie will be ready in 5 minutes flat. Really. We also recommend a blender with a decent blade, so your oatmeal is fully combined into the mixture (this is a thick, creamy smoothie, not a porridge after all).
Strawberry banana mango smoothie with oatmeal
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 1/2 cups milk (or coconut milk)
- 1/2 cup frozen strawberries
- 1 banana, sliced and frozen
- 1 cheek mango, frozen
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp honey (optional)
- Put all ingredients in a blender
- Pulse until smooth
- Enjoy a delicious sugar free breakfast and help young people in Australia.
If you want to learn more about the Febfast cause, you can check it out here.