Strawberry Oatmeal Smoothie

The whole green smoothie phenomenon has been around for awhile. It was kind of mind-blowing that spinach didn’t taste terrible in a blended drink and it was SO good for you, right?
Well, here’s another mind-blowing smoothie fact (at least for me…ha!)… did you know that you can add oats to a breakfast smoothie?!
Okay, okay. I might be not up with the times and maybe you all knew about this but, whatevs. I had no clue. Seriously 1/2 cup of dry rolled oats has 5 grams of protein and 4 grams of fiber. Adding that to some fruit and skim milk just about doubles the protein and fiber. Awesome, right?! The oats make the smoothie a little more rich and creamy. A definite must try. I really like the added thickness. Plus I’m sort of obsessed with pink things right now due to Valentine’s Day that’s lurking around the corner (more pink posts to come…). Anywho, I can’t wait to try some more oatmeal smoothie concoctions!
So tell me, have you ever added oats to your smoothies??
Strawberry Oatmeal Smoothie:
Print Recipe HERE
Ingredients:
  • 1 cup skim (or soy) milk
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats (aka quick oats)
  • 1 banana
  • about 1/2 cup frozen strawberries, add more if needed
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp. Splenda sweetener (or agave nectar would work too!)
Directions:
  1. In a blender, combine milk, oats, banana and strawberries. Add vanilla and sweetener if desired. Blend until smooth. Pour into glasses and serve.
(recipe adapted from Allrecipes)
If you’re looking for more breakfast ideas, check these out:
Print Recipe HERE

Comments

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    says

    Good Morning Jen,
    What a great Breakfast Smoothie, I need it right now. Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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