Since being pregnant, my body has encountered quite a few changes, including a developing sweet tooth I have never had before! The worst part about it- I do not just want sweets at the end of the day, I want then ALL day! So instead of indulging in candy, ice cream (which happens to be my favorite!), or other not-so-great choices, I made a delicious smoothie that is good as a healthy breakfast, a great pre-workout smoothie, or a sweet snack/dessert. It is loaded with the good-for-you, complex carbs, protein, and fiber, which will help you feel fuller longer and keep you going all day!
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Smoothie–
All ingredients are organic
¼ cup rolled oats
1 Frozen banana– or not frozen, just add handful of ice
1 cup Almond Milk
2 Tablespoons dark chocolate chips- I use Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips, which are soy free, dairy free, and nut free
½ teaspoon Cinnamon
1 teaspoon organic vanilla
1 Tablespoon flax seeds
Blend together until smooth.
Pour in a glass, sprinkle some cinnamon on top, and enjoy!
You should never deprive yourself of something your body is telling you it wants. Find healthy alternatives, or eat what you want in moderation. When you satisfy your cravings, even the sweet ones, your body will thank you.