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.
Oatmeal Banana Smoothie
Yield: 1 Serving
- ¼ cup old-fashioned rolled oats
- ½ cup milk
- ½ cup yogurt
- 2 teaspoons honey
- 1 banana
- Pinch of cinnamon, optional
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.