Gluten & Dairy Free Java Oat Smoothie

Today we feature a great recipe from livingwithout.com that is easy to make for those mornings on the run… Both Gluten & Dairy FREE!

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Busy morning? When you need to bolt out of the house quickly, this  perked-up coffee breakfast smoothie is just the trick. If your blender  has trouble pulverizing dates, try soaking them overnight. Don’t add too  much cardamom, as it can easily overpower the other flavors in the  smoothie. If desired, sweeten with a touch of maple syrup.

  • 1½ cups strongly brewed coffee, cooled to room temperature
  • 1 cup unflavored coconut, rice or other milk of choice
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ⅓ cup pitted dried dates, chopped
  • ⅓ cup gluten-free rolled oats (quick-cook, not instant)
  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
  • 2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Dash of cardamom
  • 1 frozen chopped banana

1. Place all ingredients into a blender container in the order listed.

2. Blend until smooth, about 1 to 2 minutes. Divide between 2 serving glasses.

Each serving contains 253 calories, 6g total fat, 1g saturated fat,  0g trans fat, 0mg cholesterol, 83mg sodium, 48g carbohydrate, 6g fiber,  5g protein.