For many, oatmeal isn’t something you think of drinking but if you blend the oats finely in the blender before adding the ingredients, you won’t even think of them being there when drinking it. With all the added ingredients it becomes a rich, healthy and vegan smoothie. *That makes me sound like I’m one of the “in” crowd now– oh boy!* Anyway…
It took me awhile to be a smoothie groupie. I always thought they tasted like powder and had no flavor, and back in the day that was true. But once I got out my blender I got into making my own and discovered I can add whatever spices I wanted and now my thoughts have changed and now I feel like I am that cool chick who wears bell bottoms. So, I grabbed my blender this morning instead of having the usual oatmeal all warmed up and I made this to get on with the day instead. Change is groovy, eh?
BTW: You can turn the photos off by pressing the little camera on the side if you just want the recipe without any photo interruption. It will read/print either way 🙂
Oatmeal Strawberry Banana Blend Smoothie
- 8 oz Strawberries Hulled & Frozen
- ½ c Rolled Oats
- 1 Banana
- 1½ tsp Honey
- 1 c Almond Milk or milk of your choice
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- Gather ingredients and weigh out strawberries.
- In a blender, blend the oats until fine
- Add the rest of the ingredients to the blended oats and blend until smooth.
- Add more milk or ice if desired.
That's it. That's how easy it is.
Playing on any smoothie recipe is the ticket to getting the flavors you like. Dance around and grab some spices like cinnamon and extracts out of the cupboard to really boost the flavor. Adding more berries will sweeten it up and if you don’t like the calories the honey gives, don’t add it all. In fact, the fruit sweetens it up just fine.
I feel younger already…
Well, maybe not but I still like to dance.
From my kitchen,