Mason jars are amazing. They might be second only to duct tape in my book (which we know is the most incredible invention ever). Forever ago I found a pin on Pinterest with an image of a mason jar being used on a blender. This was surely genius and I had to do it. I don’t know why it took me so long. Another pin on how to make oatmeal smoothies finally inspired me to finally try this method.
Before we go forward, check it out:
A mason jar will fit perfectly on your blender with the blender blade attachment. Simply screw it on to the bottom of the jar exactly how you would with the full sized blender container. It couldn’t be simpler. I used a 12 oz. mason jar here but I think any size (except wide mouthed jars) will work here.
The site I pinned totally inspired me to make an oatmeal based breakfast smoothie. I love smoothies for breakfast that pack a ton of fiber and protein in them.
Domestocrat’s High Protein Oatmeal Fruit Smoothie
For the base:
2 cups oatmeal
3 tbsp, flax seed
4 tbsp. chia seeds
For each day’s smoothie:
3 tbsp. of the base mixture
1 tbsp. protein powder (I used vanilla)
1/2 cup frozen mixed berries
1/3 frozen banana
1/2 cup almond milk
4 tbsp. plain greek yogurt
The first thing I did was make the base which required me to grind up the oats, flax seeds, and chia seeds in the blender. You could do this with a spice grinder too.
The results were great – perfectly ground oatmeal meal!
I ground up my flax and chia seeds in the blender the same way. I combined them all in a tupperware container for the week’s worth of smoothie bases and stored in the fridge.
On to the smoothie!
I added my base mixture, protein powder and fruit first.
I then added the greek yogurt and almond milk.
Time to blend!
It totally worked! I got the exact same results that I would have if I used the regular blender pitcher (which I’ll never do again, by the way). This method removes the huge hassle of transferring your smoothie to a new container and then the whole clean up situation.
Just add a straw and enjoy a delicious, protein packed smoothie right out of the mason jar!
Can you tell this is an Eat Clean week? My packed breakfast and lunch:
Oh, one more thing! The nutritional information. You really can’t get any better than this – loaded with protein, very low on sugar, and high fiber.
Nutritional Info: (calculated using the Lose It iPhone app)