I have the same thing for breakfast every morning. Unless bacon is involved of course, then routine goes out the window 🙂 For a long time, my breakfast consisted of a toasted Thin Bread, spread with peanut butter and topped with slices of banana- yum. The last few weeks though, I’ve been making this super yummy smoothie.
The oatmeal and spinach might seem a little unorthodox, but you can’t taste them and they make the smoothie really filling- it’s the only thing I have for breakfast, and it keeps me full all the way until lunch. If you’re feeling especially adventurous, you can throw in some tomatoes and carrots also. I know, it sounds weird, but the carrots add a really nice sweetness, and you can’t tell that there are tomatoes in the smoothie at all. I promise.
You can use pretty much whatever fruit you have on hand, but I’ve used frozen pineapple, frozen mixed berries (blueberries, strawberries, raspberries and blackberries), Asian pears and frozen plums. And I sometimes throw in an orange because it adds a ton of flavor. The frozen plums are also a little unusual- a neighbor gave us a bunch of homegrown plums and they all ripened at once, so I pitted them and froze them to use in my smoothies.
The measurements on the recipe below are very approximate- I don’t measure anything when I make it, so the smoothies turn out different every morning. That’s part of the fun, so feel free to experiment!
Soak the quick oats in the milk and set aside for 5-10 minutes.
Throw everything into the blender and blend well. Here’s the fruit…
And then the oatmeal and milk…
The spinach and the yogurt go in last…
And blend well! Scraping down the sides of the blender would be a nice touch- apparently I didn’t think it was necessary when I took this picture 🙂
(makes about one serving)
1 banana (and any other fresh fruit you want)
approximately 1 1/2 cups frozen fruit (I use pineapple, plums and mixed berries)
1/4 cup of quick oats
4 tablespoons milk
1 cup spinach
if desired, 2-3 small tomatoes and 1/3 cup shredded matchstick carrots
1/4 cup vanilla yogurt
Soak the quick oats in the milk and set aside for 5-10 minutes. Throw everything into the blender and blend well.