Tuesday, May 15, 2012

My Favorite Oatmeal Smoothie

This is one of my favorite recipes. I make it when I want something healthy and delicious, but don't feel like putting in much effort (which is a lot). If you don't have one of the ingredients, don't sweat it. Just throw in what you do have. This recipe leaves a lot of room for individual customization.

Breakfast in a Blender
Oatmeal Smoothie

Printable Version

2/3 cup milk
1/3 cup dry oatmeal
1 banana
1 tablespoons ground flaxseed
1 tablespoon wheat germ
2 tablespoons applesauce
1 tablespoon peanut butter
1/8 cup of almonds
2-3 ice cubes

Throw in a blender and enjoy.

Source: adapted from The Eat-Clean Diet Cookbook, Tosca Reno

Ground flaxseed and wheat germ are great ingredients to have on-hand to give food a nutrient boost. I throw them in waffle, pancake, cookie and muffin recipes all the time. You can find them at most grocery stores. I can usually find wheat germ in the cereal aisle, but I've also seen it in the bulk section at Sprouts. I can usually find a bag of Bob's Red Mill ground flax seed in the baking isle. I keep them in my fridge so they don't go bad.

Flaxseed leaves other grains in the dust because of the low level of carbohydrates and high levels of omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, and antioxidants. Wheat germ is a real powerhouse of nutrients, containing fiber, iron, protein, B vitamins, folic acid, vitamin E, zinc, magnesium, manganese, chromium, and antioxidants.

What changes would you make to this recipe? What are some other ways to use wheat germ or flaxseed?

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  1. This sounds like a super healthy smoothy! Thanks for sharing it!

  2. this sounds pretty good! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Ooooh! What a yummy and healthy looking recipe! I'm pinning this for when I finally get a blender (I know! How the heck do I NOT have a blender? Don't ask...LOL!). Thanks for sharing at Tiny Tip Tuesday!

  4. Besides making this recipe with cow's milk, I've also tried it with coconut milk and rice milk. Both tasted great!

  5. Kendra, I love what you do! Thank you for posting this on Saturday Show and Tell. I hope you'll be back this week.

  6. We're going to have to try this one! Thanks for linking up with us on "Strut Your Stuff Saturday!" We hope to see you next week! -The Sisters

  7. haha I love the idea of something healthy with little effort! That's always a winner.

  8. This looks great! I invite you to join me today (and every Tuesday) for the Tone Up Tuesday link up! All things fitness, healthy living, and wellness like recipes, workouts, fitness motivations, struggles and accomplishments. Live right now!


  9. Just found your lovely blog, and I have been looking for a simple, healthy smoothie to make in the morning... this is perfect!

  10. This looks yummy! I make overnight oats a lot but never thought to blend it into my smoothie. I will have to try that.

  11. What a great way to start the day! I will have to try this. Thanks for sharing at Foodie Friends Friday!

  12. Kendra, I love this smoothie. I don't know why I never think to add oatmeal to stuff. Yum. Thanks for sharing at Foodtastic Friday!

  13. I am not an oatmeal fan but I love smoothies so maybe this is the way I could eat oatmeal. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday and hope that you will join us this week with more great recipes.

  14. I like the consistency better if the oatmeal is soaked in the milk (I use almond) overnight. I'll throw chia seeds in too if I have them. The mix lasts in the fridge up to 3 days.

    1. I'll have to use chia seeds next time! Thanks for the great idea!


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