In cooler temperatures, steaming hot oatmeal is a comforting breakfast. During summer months, not so much.
A cool smoothie is my preferred morning repast for the uber-hot weather we’ve been having. But I still want my oatmeal. I decided to try making a smoothie that incorporated all the elements of my morning oatmeal and was amazed that it worked! Thanks to modern blenders, you can trasform a bowl of nutritious oatmeal into a creamy, fruity, thick and delicious milkshake. It only takes a few minutes, and there’s nothing to cook. How great is that?
|Oatmeal Breakfast Smoothie |
Rating: 10 out of 10
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|INGREDIENTS (per serving): |
1/4 cup Old-Fashioned oats
2 to 3 tsp. ground flaxseed meal (Bobs Red Mill Golden Organic Ground)
1-1/2 Tbsp. ground toasted walnuts (or other nut of choice)
1/2 medium banana, sliced
1/4 – 1/2 cup berries of choice, fresh or frozen
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 Tbsp. Flax Oil (Barlean’s Lemonade-flavored Flax Oil)
1/2 – 3/4 cup low-fat soy milk, cold (may use dairy or coconut milk if desired)
3/4 cup crushed ice
Sweetener of choice, if desired (taste first to see if needed)
Combine everything but ice and sweetener in blender or food processor. Blend or pulse till smooth. Add ice and process till smooth and creamy. Taste to adjust sweetness, adding sweetener of choice if needed. Yield: 1 serving.