Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Tea Time with Brandy: Oatworks Smoothies

With all of the elaborate brunches Brandy indulges in from week to week, it's no wonder that every once in a while, she likes the convenience of a quick and easy breakfast on a weekday morning.  "I like a nice smoothie or something along those lines, but I don't have the patience to start juicing or using the vita-whatzit every single morning," she often complains, "I just want a big glass of something cold and fruity and I don't always want to have to go out and find a smoothie place."

Luckily, Brandy was recently introduced to a new bottled smoothie called Oatworks, so called because it not only contains 100% all natural juice, but also the equivalent of 2 bowls of oatmeal.  Oatworks bills itself as "a breakfast in a bottle," or in other words, a great way to enjoy the most important meal of the day anytime one desires. The beverage is made with fresh fruit along with the oats, which provide a great dose of beta glucan that works to make you feel fuller longer and provides natural energy through the vitamins and minerals inherent in it’s ingredients. It's also vegan friendly, dairy free, soy free, kosher, and sweetener free.

The smoothies come in three flavors: Strawberry Banana, Peach Mango, and Pomegranate Blueberry, all in handy portable bottles.  The drink itself is less smoothie and more nectar like in its texture, being more viscous than juice, but not thick and creamy like a traditional smoothie.  The oats have been so finely ground that they aren't noticeable in the texture or flavor, which Brandy appreciated.  "I had thought the drink might be a bit chunky, but instead its more like a a rich, indulgent juice with a smooth mouth feel.  How extraordinary!"  

Oatworks smoothies can be purchased directly from their website or via Amazon

The writers of this blog were sent samples of this product in exchange for an honest review

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