Fruit smoothies are a delicious snack. Adding oatmeal to smoothies makes them even more creamy, plus they have a little more "stay" power!
One of the other benefits of a oat-based smoothie is the added nutrient boost. The addition of oatmeal in this recipe from Rebecca, who writes Nourish Nutrition Blog, makes it higher in fiber. Fiber adds more bulk and helps with digestion.
With that in mind, think about making something like this for a quick, hearty snack or even breakfast. We all love oats in the morning... why not drink them? You can also bag up the ingredients ahead of time so that all you need to do is dump them in the blender on a hectic morning!
Berry Oatmeal Smoothie
- 2/3 C yogurt of choice or individual container
- 1 banana
- 1 C frozen berries
- Handful spinach
- 1 tsp peanut butter flour
- 1-2 T Farmers Direct Co-op rolled oats
- 1/2 C milk or enough to get desired consistency
Click here for the full instructions, and to check out Rebecca's other recipes!