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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.

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 Facebook and Pinterest.

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 smoothie. It’s filling and satisfying thanks to the hearty serving of oats but still wintery and comforting with chestnuts, cinnamon and nutmeg. It’s also chock full of protein thanks to an entire container of Yoplait® Plenti I grabbed at Walmart.

Yoplait Plenti is filled with oats and seeds to make it a bit more satisfying than you’re normal container of Greek yogurt which made it perfect for this smoothie.

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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!).

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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

  • 1 5.5 ounce Yoplait® Plenti vanilla
  • 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

This website provides approximate nutrition information for convenience and as a courtesy only. Nutrition information can vary for a variety of reasons. For the most precise nutritional data use your preferred nutrition calculator based on the actual ingredients you used in the recipe.

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Eva

Saturday 30th of January 2016

That's what I'm going to eat/drink for breakfast tomorrow! Thanks for the idea

alexus

Tuesday 29th of December 2015

can I use canned chestnuts?

Running to the Kitchen

Tuesday 29th of December 2015

Yeah, they should work so long as they're cooked and soft.

Monique @ Ambitious Kitchen

Sunday 27th of December 2015

Smoothies for life. I loved your snapchat about this by the way.

Jeff

Saturday 26th of December 2015

Yum - I want to try this and sip on it while sitting on the couch and catching up on some Netflix :D

Thanks Gina!

Jenny B | Honey and Birch

Wednesday 23rd of December 2015

I'm sick of Christmas treats too - I just want to dive into this smoothie right now.

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