Feeling Blue at the beginning of the week?

Even though Blue Monday originally refers to the third Monday of January (or a great song from New Order), some of us feel a bit down when getting back to work after the weekend (that is, hum, almost every week of the year).

But don’t worry anymore, we have found the perfect smoothie to get rid of the Monday blues and kick off the week in the best mood.

Blue, quick to prepare and healthy (blueberries are great antioxidants, and bananas provide a true energy boost), this smoothie can be enjoyed while heading to the office: this means more time to sleep, plus a true Breakfast for Champions.

Our tip: if you like a bit of crunchiness, don’t let the oak soak too much in the almond milk. If you don’t like the crunchy bit, let it soak a lot!

Hello, Blue Mondays, and Goodbye Monday Blues!

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The Blue Monday Smoothie recipe from New York blog Plate and Pencil

‘Ingredients

‘- 1/4 cup old-fashioned rolled oats

– 1 cup almond (or soya) milk

1/2 cup frozen blueberries

– 1 small banana, broken into three or four pieces

– 1/4 cup Greek yogurt

– 1 tablespoon honey

Method

In a small bowl, combine the rolled oats with 1/2 cup of the almond milk.

Stir and let the oats soak for 20 minutes.

In a blender, combine the oats and almond milk mixture, the remaining 1/2 cup of almond milk, the blueberries, banana, Greek yogurt, and honey.

Blend until smooth, transfer to a tall glass, and serve.

Tips

Adding oatmeal to smoothies is a great way to get a filling breakfast in a glass.

Instead of putting the oatmeal straight into the blender, soak them for about 20 minutes beforehand just to soften them up. You can skip this step, but I find that a bit of soaking makes the smoothie less gritty.

And in the summer, you can use the same steps below for fresh berries, only freeze the banana beforehand to get the same refreshing breakfast shake.’

Blueberry Oatmeal Smoothie @Plate and pencil - Anything Blue

Source: Blue Monday, a Blueberry Oatmeal Smoothie @Plate and Pencil

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