Thursday, December 15, 2011

The not so smooth-ie.

Let's talk smoothies. Up until three days ago I was anti-smoothie. So cold, so sweet, so boring.  "So what's with the blog post?" you wonder. Well a coworker has been raving for months about a new twist on the classic smoothie: oatmeal. 
My initial reaction: Huh? Oatmeal? In a drink? Umm,  no thanks. 
Clearly I couldn't leave it at that; curiosity got the best of me so I went for it. 

How to do it: 
Throw your favourite smoothie ingredients into a blender and then top it off with 1/2 cup of cooked oatmeal. 

Version 1: 
Cooked steel cut oats 
Frozen blueberries
Unsalted nuts
Almond milk 
Maple syrup 

Version 2: 
Cooked steel cut oats 
Plain greek yogurt 
Frozen mixed berries
1/4 of an avocado
Almond milk 

The verdict: 
Oatmeal smoothies have a super interesting, delightful texture.  It was so delicious that I enjoyed it three mornings in a row and will likely finish the work week off with another tomorrow!

Not so fast, before getting started here are some helpful (and very important) tips:  

  • Cook a large batch of oatmeal on the weekend and store in the fridge for quick use during the week. 
  • Check yourself out before leaving the house. While my blueberry oatmeal smoothie was delicious it left a lot of seeds in my teeth and stained my lips a bright shade of blue (perhaps a straw would be helpful). 
  • Don't forget to add protein to your smoothie - try a handful of nuts, 2 tablespoons of nut butter, greek yogurt, or soft tofu. 
  • Mornings are complicated enough, remember to secure the top of the blender before hitting "blend"  
  • Click here for a a video showing you a quick and easy way to clean your blender 

Wishing you a pleasant surprise and a breakfast that makes you squeal with delight, 

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