Oatmeal Banana Smoothie

Smoothies are a great way to get your fill without over indulging.  I love to start my days off with a fresh smoothie, and lately I’ve been getting my fill with a delicious grapefruit/citrusy smoothie (recipe coming soon!), and this Oatmeal Banana Smoothie.  Adding oats to a smoothie not only gives it thickness, but they also are an excellent source of protein, iron, and fiber.

If you prefer the gritty texture of blended oats, then this drink is for you.  If you, like me, aren’t too fond of chunky beverages, then a good trick is to soak the oats in the milk overnight (in the refrigerator).  This softens the oats and makes them easier to blend as well.

Enjoy!

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Oatmeal Banana Smoothie

Yield:  1 Serving

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • ½ cup milk
  • ½ cup yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 banana
  • Pinch of cinnamon, optional

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a blender and pulse until smooth.  Refrigerate any leftovers.

Note:  If a thinner consistency is preferred, combine oats and milk and refrigerate overnight.  The overnight soak will soften the oats and the resulting smoothie will be of a thinner consistency.

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10 responses

  1. I once tried an oatmeal smoothie from Martha Stewart’s website and I had the same issue..I didn’t like the grittyness of the oats. I thought about making it the night before and having in the morning but never got around to it. I’ll have to give it a try now. Picture is ultra cute 🙂 Bilal would so drink this…Hasan would run from it…seems he doesn’t like anything with bananas in it.

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