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Cinnamon Chestnut Oat Smoothie

Made with Greek yogurt, chestnuts and oats, this chestnut smoothie is a filling way to keep things healthy with the New Year right around the corner.

With Christmas two days away, I have a confession to make.

You guys, I’m sick of seeing all the Christmas treats!

Don’t get me wrong, I’m going to fully enjoy eating my fair share tomorrow and Christmas day but I seriously can’t wait for New Years and people to be “into” healthy things again!

Enough.with.the.sweets.

My teeth hurt just scrolling through them all on social media.

Cinnamon Chestnut Oat Smoothie

So to get a jump start on the “healthy” thing we’re all a little more willing to entertain in just a few days, I’m sharing this cinnamon chestnut oat smoothie with you.

January 9th I’ll be on a plane to Mexico and one of my bucket-list places, Cabo San Lucas.

Ulysses and my brother are riding dirt bikes the length of the entire Baja peninsula the week before and my sister in law and I are flying to Cabo to meet them at the end for a week.

I don’t really know why I’ve wanted to go to Cabo forever but I have. So, despite the timing of wearing a bathing suit directly after all the holiday cookie madness, we’re making it happen.

Cinnamon Chestnut Oatmeal Smoothie

Which is why between now and then you’ll find me downing things like this chestnut smoothie.

It’s filling and satisfying thanks to the hearty serving of oats but still wintery and comforting with chestnuts, cinnamon and nutmeg.

I usually use chestnuts in savory recipes like chestnut stuffing but it’s a true testament to their flexibility that they can go the sweet route too like in a chestnut spread or this smoothie.

It’s also chock full of protein thanks to an entire container of Greek yogurt.

An oat based yogurt would be a great way to make this smoothie entirely plant based, so that’s a swap to consider if you’d like.

Related –> How to Make the Perfect Healthy Smoothie

Chestnut Oat Smoothie

Truth is, and if you follow me on snapchat you probably already know since I like to complain about all the food I get to make and then not eat, I’ve been following a macro and timing nutrition plan for the last 3 months.

My 12 week “cut” ends January 1 (yeah who’s the genius who decided to cut over the entire span of the holidays? Me.) so I’m actually feeling really great about where I am headed into a beach trip right after Christmas.

That said, every other year come January 1, I’m usually ready to flip the switch and get myself back on track.

It’s never anything drastic, it’s just a few less chocolates and cookies and few more healthy choices.

Things like smoothies make an appearance in the afternoon instead of tea + cookies (or a few of the Godiva chocolates my mother in law sends us every year!).

Related –> Detox Green Smoothie

They’re simple, so versatile and can still be made delicious even when they’re healthy.

And guess what? Like this cinnamon chestnut oat smoothie proves, they don’t all have to be green to be good for you!

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Cinnamon Chestnut Oat Smoothie

Cinnamon Chestnut Oat Smoothie

Yield: 1 serving
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Made with Greek yogurt, chestnuts and oats, this smoothie is a filling way to keep things healthy with the New Year right around the corner.

Ingredients

  • 6 ounces vanilla yogurt
  • 1/4 cup peeled cooked chestnuts
  • 1/4 cup oats
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
  • handful of ice

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth,
  2. Pour into a glass and garnish with cinnamon, nutmeg and oats if desired.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 457Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 104mgCarbohydrates: 84gFiber: 7gSugar: 47gProtein: 13g

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Gus

Friday 7th of January 2022

I had never had chestnut smoothie before and absolutely loved it!

Colleen

Friday 7th of January 2022

I had some chestnuts leftover from the holidays and searched for a recipe. This one was perfect! It tastes delicious and so healthy.

Wanda

Friday 7th of January 2022

I'm so intrigued by the chestnuts in this smoothie and can't wait to try it!

Emily

Friday 7th of January 2022

This smoothie is a tasty start to the new year, we loved how filling and satisfying it was!

Irina

Friday 7th of January 2022

What a healthy option for the smoothie! I made it this morning for my breakfast: it was yummy and delicious. It's easy to make too!!

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