Oatmeal, figs and honey smoothie: recipe and benefits

Both for those who suffer from lactose intolerance as for those who do not, and who prefer to substitute milk of animal origin for other vegetable and much more natural options, there is no doubt that those known as vegetable milks they become wonderful options. Although, everything has to be said, in reality we are faced with an error of name and denomination, since not being made with milk but with water truly the most correct name of this type of liquids so nutritious and beneficial for our health is the from vegetable drinks .

As you probably know, vegetable drinks are drinks made from the cooking of water and some cereal, dried fruit or seed, which is later crushed and strained. It is true that, at present, it is possible to find ourselves in the market with a wide variety of vegetable drinks, for all tastes. However, the one known as oat milk (whose most correct name would be the oatmeal drink) is one of the most popular and consumed.

Oatmeal smoothie recipe with figs and honey

Effectively, Oat vegetable milk is characterized as a delicious drink made with water and flakes of oats . It stands out not only for being light and for having a great hydrating and refreshing capacity; it also does it for its incredible nutritional wealth and for the different benefits it brings.

It is such a versatile beverage that with it it is possible to elaborate a wide diversity of nutritious shakes , such as Oatmeal drink, figs and honey about which we speak to you on this occasion.

Oatmeal, figs and honey drink smoothie recipe

Ingredients that you need

  • 1 glass of oat milk (250 ml.)
  • 2 ripe figs
  • 1 spoon of honey dessert

Steps to make the oatmeal smoothie with figs and honey

Wash the figs well and remove the top part. Then cut them in half and put them in the glass of the blender together with the glass of oat milk. Now beat everything well until the figs have combined with the oatmeal drink.

At the moment of serving sweeten with a dessert spoonful of honey, or if you wish you can replace it with brown sugar cane, panela or stevia.

figs-and-oats

What are the benefits of this vegetable smoothie?

  • Helps reduce cholesterol and triglyceride levels : if you have the high cholesterol or triglycerides, this shake is especially useful for lowering high levels of fats in the blood, especially LDL cholesterol and triglycerides themselves.
  • It encourages you and helps you feel better : contains psychoactive substances especially useful in case of asthenia, depression and sadness, so it is an ideal drink to improve your mood and bring you more fullness and well-being.
  • Useful for autumn : as you know for sure, figs are the fruit par excellence of autumn, and rightly so, since being very rich in vitamins of group B help reduce the autumnal asthenia . This quality combines perfectly with the oats , which is also suitable to improve the mood.
  • Reduces and prevents constipation : for its richness in soluble fiber it is a very suitable drink for those who suffer from occasional constipation, at the same time as it helps to improve intestinal transit.
  • Energetic : While oatmeal is a tremendously energetic food rich in complex carbohydrates, figs tend to be somewhat caloric because of their rich carbohydrates, so it is a very energetic drink ideal for athletes, students and those who wish an extra contribution of energy.

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