Oatmeal breakfast smoothie recipe favourites

By: Health Local Staff Feb 03, 2014
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Oatmeal breakfast smoothie recipe favourites

Oatmeal offers a healthy grain that is good for the heart and waistline.

Oatmeal smoothies are a great way to provide nutrition and long-lasting energy boosts to your day. Oatmeal offers a healthy grain that is good for the heart and waistline. Here are some oatmeal breakfast smoothie favourites, you and your family are sure to love.

Strawberry Splash Oatmeal Smoothie

Ingredients

  • One cup of soymilk or almond milk
  • Half cup of rolled oats (organic preferred)
  • 1 banana, chopped into chunks
  • 12 frozen strawberries
  • Half teaspoon of vanilla 
  • 1-2 teaspoons of cane sugar

Preparation
In a blender mix the milk, oats, and fruit. Blend well. Add the vanilla and sugar (optional). Blend the mixture until the consistency is smooth. Pour the contents into glasses and top with fresh strawberries and a spray of mint leaves. To make the smoothie thicker, add crushed ice.

The Bumblebee Breakfast Smoothie

Ingredients

  • One-fourth cup of rolled oats
  • Half-cup of plain yogurt
  • One banana chopped into chunks
  • Half-cup fat free milk
  • One tablespoon of organic honey
  • A dash of cinnamon

Preparation
Add all ingredients to a blender and puree the mixture until smooth. Pour contents over ice if you want it cold. Add crushed ice to the mixture and blend for a thicker consistency. Serve the breakfast smoothie immediately after blending. Increase the amount of cinnamon and/or honey depending on taste.

Peanut Butter Breakfast Smoothie

Ingredients

  • Two large bananas, ripe and chopped into chunks
  • 1 cup of almond milk or low-fat milk
  • 1 cup of Greek or vanilla yogurt, low in fat
  • 1 cup of rolled oats
  • One-fourth of a cup of natural peanut butter
  • One teaspoon of cinnamon (or more, optional)
  • 3 large scoops of crushed ice, more if desired

Preparation
Add all of the ingredients, including the cinnamon and peanut butter, in a blender and mix well. The mixture should be smooth when well blended. For a thicker smoothie, be sure to add more ice. The buttery taste of the peanut butter mixed with the banana and oats offers a magical taste. Top the smoothie with a slice of banana and glass straw.

Pear and Ginger Oatmeal Smoothie

Ingredients

  • One cup of almond milk, low fat, or skim milk
  • One ripe pear, peeled and cored
  • One banana
  • Half cup of rolled oats
  • Half teaspoon of freshly minced ginger
  • One tablespoon of flaxseed oil, organic
  • 4 large ice cubes or two small scoops of crushed ice

Preparation
Place all ingredients into a high-speed glass blender and puree until the mixture becomes smooth and creamy in texture. To ensure that the ginger blends well, mix for about five minutes. Two large smoothies are yielded from the above ingredients. Each smoothie offers 150 calories and 6 grams of protein. For a thicker consistency, be sure to add more ice. For a thinner consistency, add less ice and less banana.

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