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Fruity Oaty Smoothie Recipe

17 Mar


In my quest to ingest more nutrients, I always fall back on this delicious fruity, oaty smoothie. Filled with protein, fiber, and energy-filled carbohydrates, this smoothie keeps me full for at least a couple hours.

Another great thing about this smoothie is that it’s relatively cheap. I can get 3-4 smoothies out of one small bag of frozen mixed fruit, a big tub of yogurt, and a gallon of milk. One banana makes two smoothies, and a container of quick oats makes countless smoothies.

Please note, I am by no means a health nut: I love chocolate, sugary desserts, and everything else that’s not good for you. However, I do find that the more I eat healthy foods such as this smoothie, the less I crave junk food.

I think you will enjoy this smoothie too, and there’s so many variations you can do that you’ll never get bored with it. So what are you waiting for? Get out your ingredients, blender, and get to making this great-tasting smoothie!

Fruity Oaty Smoothie

Ingredients
3/4 cup plain 0% fat yogurt
1/4 cup to 1/2 cup of milk (less milk= thicker smoothie, more milk= thinner consistency)
1/4 cup to up to 1/2 cup of quick oats (depending on how oaty you like your smoothies)
3/4 cup to 1 cup of frozen mixed berries or cherry berry mixed frozen fruit, or you can experiment with flavors by using any type of mixed frozen fruit you like!
1/2 a frozen banana (I use a little less than half of a banana because I do not enjoy the taste of frozen bananas, this is more for texture and to add some sweetness to the smoothie)

Instructions
Put all the ingredients in the blender and blend away! I like to pulse for a couple seconds to get the big chunks broken up, and then I just blend on low until the oats and fruits are small fragments. Please note, the more you blend, the thinner it will be. If you like thick smoothies, replace some of the fruit with an ice cube or just add some ice. You may need to add a little more milk to make up for the added ice.

Bonus Blender Cleaning Tip

The one thing that sucks about making smoothies is cleaning the blender. I’ve found that if I give it a quick rinse, add a drop of soap and some water (not a lot of water or it will rise above the top and make a mess!), and blend the soapy water, it does a good job of cleaning the blender. Then, rinse out the soapy water, add some water without soap, and blend again. Repeat as necessary until no soap remains in the blender. I only clean my blender like this about every other time I make a smoothie, because I know there may still be some chunks of fruit and/or oats stuck under the blades where you can’t easily see them, and let’s face it: no one wants to eat old, blended food particles.