Wednesday, August 27, 2014
That's not to say, however, that there aren't sweets of some sort in my house. Smoothies are one of those things that are so versatile. They are a delicious, and more healthy option to help quench those sweet cravings. They are also ideal for a quick, healthy and filling meal and perfect to have in hand on the way out the door.
I went for quite some time without having a single smoothie. But, I decided it was due time to change my eating habits and get a little healthier with my meals and snacks. So, as of lately I've been on a smoothie kick. My little guy has since followed suit. We smoothies at least 3 to 4 days a week, and most of the time he requests them before I even have a chance to ask what he wants to eat.
His favorite, like me, are fruit based smoothies. He's a sucker for mixed berries, orange juice and a little yogurt. I also like to throw in a handful of baby spinach or kale for some extra nutrients and another serving of veggies.
Along with mixed berries, my little guy likes strawberries. He likes them by themselves, in yogurt, cupcakes, milkshakes and ice cream, just to name a few. So the other day when he asked for a smoothie for breakfast I decided to make a smoothie using one of his favorite fruits and pair it with a breakfast classic, oatmeal. A creamy strawberry oatmeal smoothie was created.
This strawberry cream oatmeal smoothie may have been the first smoothie we enjoyed in quite some time, but it definitely won't be the last. It has reunited me with my blender and introduced my little guy to a whole new world of delicious and satisfying smoothies.
Tomorrow morning forgo the waffles, bacon and eggs or biscuits and turn on your blender. Sip on this pink deliciousness that is the strawberry cream oatmeal smoothie. Not only will you start your day on the right foot, you'll be addicted this concoction, and you'll start your day with the prettiest pink drink you've ever laid eyes on!
Strawberry Cream Oatmeal Smoothie
1 Cup fresh strawberries, cut in half
1 Large frozen banana, sliced
1/4 Cup rolled oats
1/4 Cup Greek yogurt, plain or vanilla
1/4-1/3 Cup Coconut, Almond or Low-fat milk
1 Scoop protein powder, optional
3 Cup ice, optional
Place strawberries, banana, oats, yogurt, milk and protein powder in a blender and blend until smooth and combined. If the mixture is too thick, add a little more milk. If the banana isn't frozen, or if the smoothie isn't as cold as desired, add ice and blend. Serve and enjoy.
Recipe source: A Lynsey Original