Oatmeal Smoothie

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.

Ingredients:

  • 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

Directions:

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!

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3 responses

  1. I once put oatmeal in a smoothie and it was a gluey mess. Maybe I didn’t blend long enough.

  2. That’s too bad. I wonder why that happened, because it worked fine for me. Did you by any chance put the oatmeal in before blending all the other ingredients? That could have been part of it.

  3. It’s interesting how your English class is influencing your smoothie recipes.

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