Gluten Free Caramel Pear Overnight Oatmeal Crisp Smoothie! A healthy dessert style overnight oatmeal smoothie you can enjoy for breakfast, post workout, or anytime the craving hits! Super creamy, packed full of fiber and protein, delicious!
Oh my, 2 days till NOVEMBER! I actually love this month so bring it! Bring on the coziness, the real beginning of holidays, and LATE FALL foods! You know, like Pear and Squash, and all that jazz!
But you know what else happens this weekend? We FALL back one hour. Which means, for some, we can kinda sleep in? Yes? Actually, you are not going to want to sleep in with this dessert breakfast smoothie recipe I have for you today. Nope, in fact, you might just jump out of bed for it! Kidding, but you get my point. It’s darn tasty and of course “health-ified” for you.
CARAMEL PEAR OVERNIGHT OATMEAL CRISP SMOOTHIE! Dang! That’s a long title for a smoothie, but it’s the truth and it’s just screams FALL! Don’t you think?
Actually, the truth is that my husband took on more coaching, so we’re up every day at 5 am versus only 3 x a week. So, making this caramel pear oatmeal crisp smoothie the night before is some TRUE motivation to get up and get going at that hour. Ya know? Dessert at 5 am totally works! Especially when you add in caramel.
Speaking of caramel, the caramel sauce is key. In fact, I made it just for this smoothie and it happens to be full of healthy fats and dairy free.
So let’s back this up a minute. You have an overnight oatmeal style smoothie that is gluten free with dairy free/vegan options. It tastes like dessert. It’s packed full of protein and fiber. And wait, there’s one more thing.
It can actually be good for your gut and easy to digest!
Say what?! Yes, it sure can. Here’s how.
You see, when you make this dessert smoothie an OVERNIGHT oatmeal smoothie, you’re doing your gut some good. How? Well —-> When you prepare it beforehand, allowing the gluten free oats (grain) and any nut/seed to soak overnight in the fridge, it helps break down the phytic acid. Phytic acid (which I have regularly talked about here and here) can inhibit nutrient absorption if you gut isn’t healthy in the first place. This means that you’re even though you’re eating healthy, you could really be lacking in certain nutrients.
So if you’re immune system is already low or maybe you’re stressed, fatigued, training HARD, then going with the overnight oatmeal smoothie option is probably your best bet! Although it’s not a necessity for this recipe. Make sense?
You can still enjoy great immunity boosting benefits when you add in the full fat yogurt or even kefir yogurt. Although it’s optional, it can help boost your gut flora with healthy bacteria. The full-fat version is also lower in lactose (aka sugars that many cannot digest), plus it makes the smoothie so much more creamy and rich, like true dessert form!
WAM BAM now that’s a Healthy PLAN! Sorry, corny Cotter moment.
When making this oatmeal smoothie overnight, I like to use Lovegrown foods gluten free super oats, which also has chia in it! When you place the smoothie in a cup overnight, it thickens even more with the chia! So good!Print
Gluten Free Caramel Pear Oatmeal Crisp Smoothie! A healthy dessert style smoothie you can enjoy for breakfast, post workout, snacking, or anytime the craving hits! Super creamy, packed full of fiber and protein, delicious, and made with wholesome real ingredients.
- Caramel Sauce –
- 1 tbsp coconut butter (melted)
- 1/2 tbsp coconut sugar or brown sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp honey or maple syrup
- You can also use my [url] Vegan Dulce De Leche Sauce on top ∞http://www.cottercrunch.com/homemade-vegan-dulce-de-leche-sauce/[/url]
- FOR SMOOTHIE:
- 1 medium pear
- 1/2 cup creamy full-fat greek yogurt or kefir yogurt
- 1/2 cup ice
- 1/4 cup raw gluten free oats (we use love grown super oats)
- Dash of cinnamon
- 8 oz almond milk or coconut milk
- 1/2 banana (optional for more thickness)
- First make your caramel sauce.
- Mix together melted coconut butter, coconut sugar, extract, and honey. Mix until smooth.
- Next, place your remaining ingredients in blender and blend until mixed.
- Add your caramel sauce and blend until smooth and creamy.
- Pour into 1 large cup or 2 smaller cups.
- For overnight oat smoothie, keep cups in fridge for 6-8hrs.
- Stir in the morning and enjoy!
Lovegrown foods gluten free vegan super oats has chia as well, so when you place smoothie in cup overnight, it thickens even more with the chia! So good!
Phew, so have I convinced you yet? A pear oatmeal crisp “dessert” smoothie for breakfast with bonus immunity boosting options sounds pretty good to me! But I may be bias. Let me know if you try this version yourself and report back, mmm k?
This weekend I’ll have a round-up of gluten-free pancake recipes to share, just in time for pancake Sunday too! So stay tuned!
Cheers! And Good luck to those racing NYC marathon this weekend.
Favorite type of dessert style smoothie? Ever tried an overnight oatmeal smoothie?