I read a post on Gobluka a few weeks ago about a smoothie made using oat milk. This seemed interesting. It gave me the idea to make a smoothie using regular milk, but to toss some oatmeal in there as well.
I tried it yesterday morning, and it turned out great – it was reminiscent of some kind of multigrain cereal breakfast with lots of fresh fruit. Except instead of keeping the fruit and cereal separated, they were together at last, a symbol of food group diversity and community. (I’ve been having to write a lot of essays lately and my brain seems to be immersed in the whole symbolism thing, perhaps a little too deeply. 🙂 ) Anyway, here is the recipe for an oatmeal smoothie.
Mixed Berry Pomegranate Oatmeal Smoothie
I know I often use seemingly obscure ingredients in my recipes. Most of the things I use can be found at any Whole Foods market. It is also totally possible to make a similar recipe using more common ingredients. Any type of oatmeal would probably work great in this smoothie, for example.
- 1 banana
- 4-6 strawberries, chopped in half with the leaves cut off
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 Chobani brand blueberry flavored Greek yogurt
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 packet Three Sisters brand pomegranate oatmeal
- 5-6 ice cubes
Blend all ingredients except the oatmeal in blender until smooth. Stop blender and add the oatmeal, using a knife to push it down into the mixture. Blend for 10-15 seconds or until oatmeal is mostly chopped, but it’s okay if there are still visible bits of oatmeal in the smoothie because this adds to the texture.
Pour into a large glass and take a sip, feeling the nutrients flow into your body!