Here is a smoothie I’ve been making at least once a week lately because it’s creamy, filling and perfectly delicious and it’s such a refreshing start to the morning. Plus, even my kids love it! I make it both ways, either with the cows milk or almond milk. If I’m making it for my kids I prefer to use cows milk and it’s actually creamier that way but it could use the extra extra teaspoon of honey. I love that this is more of a balanced and filling smoothie with the Greek yogurt and oats – so you get a whole grain, some added protein from the Greek yogurt plus the probiotics that come with it. If you’d prefer you can leave the Greek yogurt out to cut calories just add some more milk to make up for it. Either way you’ll love this Strawberry Banana Oat Smoothie!
Of course I made this in my favorite blender, I’ve got a Blendtec blender (this one here) and it’s been on of my favorite kitchen tools! This thing is a beast, if you don’t believe me you should check out the videos on Youtube, like the one where he’s grinding up an Ipad or Cubic Zirconia Diamonds in a Blendtec blender. There’s a whole series on a bunch of other random things it can manage to blend too, probably not to be tested at home :). But this thing get’s the job done well! No stopping and stirring everything all the time like I used to with other brands of blenders. I love it so much it has a space right on the counter never to be put away. If you are looking to invest in a nice blender I highly recommend the Blendtec blenders! It’s worth the money, these things are built to last plus I love how quickly it can get things blended. Head on over to Blendtec to check out the different models they have to offer, plus if your interested you may consider grabbing the Twister Jar too which I use for thicker things like peanut butter and hummus.
Strawberry Banana Oat Smoothie
Yield: About 2 servings
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk or 1% milk
- 1/2 cup fat free plain Greek yogurt
- 2 cups (9 oz) frozen strawberries
- 1 1/2 ripe medium bananas
- 1/2 cup quick oats or old fashioned oats
- 1 Tbsp honey
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Add all ingredients to a blender, cover and blend until smooth. Serve immediately.
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