Saturday, October 29, 2011

Vegan MoFo Iron Chef: Shake It!

While the northeastern States are being hit by an early snow storm, it is merely a chilly, rainy day in the District. The gloominess outside called for an infusion of cheerfulness. Luckily, I finally got my act together to complete an Iron Chef Challenge for Vegan MoFo! The secret ingredients for this weekend are carrots and oats; the perfect recipe for some sunshine. This yummy breakfast shake tastes reminiscent of the fall-winter in transition, with cinnamon undertones and a nice hearty consistency. I might have to make these more often!

Carrot Oat Shake
2 organic carrots
1/2 banana (I think 4 slices of frozen peaches would be lovely, too)
1/4 cup rolled oats (or a multigrain oatmeal)
3/4 cup almond milk
5 drops vanilla stevia
Dash cinnamon

1. Soak oats for thirty minutes in the milk.
2. Grate the carrots (optional, but recommended if using an immersion blender instead of legitimate one)
3. Blend everything until a nice, thick milkshake consistency. Yeah, that was pretty easy peasy...


Jen @ The RA Vegan said...

Ok. That looks really good! I've never put carrots in a smoothie but I've recently fallen in love with organic carrots and buy 3 bags a week. It's cold and rainy down here by the ocean too!

Brittany Boersma said...

Organic carrots taste sooo much better! The smoothie sounds nice:)