I didn’t know what I was missing until I tried making smoothies at home. Which is why I highly recommend them to other people all the time. The ingredients are simple, the recipe is easy to make, and the smoothie can be enjoyed even when you’re in a rush in the morning. This breakfast smoothie also provides balance to your diet and delivers tons of health benefits, but the main reason I love it is because it’s delicious! It’s like having a DQ shake whenever you want.
I just returned from an awesome two week trip to England and Ireland, hence the less frequent posting on The District Table. (Don’t worry–full summary travel posts coming to the blog!) And then, after flying back on July 4th and going to two birthday parties that same day, I also started a brand new job on July 5th! Phew. The good news is that recipes should return to their normal programming soon.
Two weeks in England and Ireland also meant ALL the fish and chips I could possibly eat. Turns out I can eat a lot. Hence the pursual of balance now that I’m back at home. I also had to squeeeeeze one more strawberry recipe into the summer. But really, a cup of any kind of frozen fruit will do.
My favorite times of the day for smoothies is in the morning or as a mid-afternoon treat. What makes this recipe a “breakfast” smoothie is the addition of dried oats. I soak the oats in milk for about 10 minutes so that they aren’t chalky. The oats add a good heap of fiber and protein to the smoothie–a great start for the morning to keep you fuller longer.
And guess what? There’s a neat little invention called a mason jar which means you can take this quick and easy smoothie with you in the car, on your walk to work, or even on the bus. No more excuses for skipping breakfast.
What other kind of smoothie recipes would you like to see? I’d love to try more!
- 3/4 cup milk (I used almond milk)
- 1/4 cup old-fashioned oats
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 cup frozen strawberries (about 8 strawberries)
- 2 tbsp Greek yogurt
- 1 tsp honey
- Dash of vanilla extract
- Add the milk and oats to the blender and let sit for 10 minutes to let the oats soak up the liquid. Add all of the remaining ingredients to the blender and puree until smooth. If desired add more milk or honey to adjust the smoothness and taste. Serve immediately.
- Although labeled as a breakfast smoothie this recipe can be enjoyed any time of day.