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November 20, 2015 / Nicole Villeneuve

Allergy-Free Friday: Ginger Blackberry Oat Smoothie

Welcome to Allergy-Free Friday, where we're sharing our favorite recipes from the PlateJoy library that are free of gluten, dairy, eggs, tree nuts, peanuts, eggs and soy.

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Ginger Blackberry Oat Smoothie RecipeSmoothies seem like a great option for a quick, healthy breakfast, but allergy-free versions can be deceiving. Most are all fruit, which mean they're often full of high-glycemic produce like mango or banana and high in sugar. Plus, the lack of protein means that you'll find yourself full an hour later.

For a breakfast without a side of snack attacks, we love this Ginger Blackberry Oat Smoothie in the morning. Gluten-free oats fill you up and give you a good dose of fiber. You can find coconut milk yogurt (or another dairy-free yogurt) in the dairy aisle.

Ginger Blackberry Oat Smoothie
(serves 1)

1/4 cup gluten-free oats
1/2 cup blackberries
1/2 teaspoon minced or grated ginger
1 teaspoon maple syrup (or sweetener of your choice)
4 oz coconut milk yogurt

Place oats and 1/2 cup water in a blender. Let soak 5 minutes.

Add blackberries, ginger, maple syrup, coconut milk yogurt and 1/2 cup ice. Blend until smooth. Pour into a glass and enjoy!

Nicole Villeneuve

Nicole Villeneuve is a certified Diabetes Prevention Lifestyle Coach. A graduate of Yale University, she previously worked in book publishing, with a focus on cookbooks and health, and ran the food blog Paper and Salt. Her writing has been featured in Bon Appetit, Food & Wine, The New York Times Magazine, The Paris Review, and The Daily Beast. Nicole lives in San Francisco and loves cooking, reading, exploring new restaurants, and running by the ocean. You can (very occasionally) find her on Twitter.

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