Believe me when I tell you that you can’t even taste the oatmeal in the smoothie. Before you say “It has oatmeal in it, I am never trying this,” think about the worst that can happen? If you don’t like it, you can make your younger sibling drink it! I did this to my older brother: he thought he was drinking just a simple banana strawberry smoothie that I normally make — he had no idea there was oatmeal in it. He liked it!
Here is what you need for the breakfast smoothie:
1 Tbsp Quaker Oats 100% Natural Whole Grain Oatmeal
¼ cup 2% milk
Ice (approximately ½ cup)
1 small banana
4 fresh medium strawberries
1 Tbsp almonds, sliced
1 Tbsp honey
Put the oatmeal in the milk and heat in the microwave for 45 seconds. Pour it in the blender and add the remaining ingredients.
Most of the fat is monounsaturated fat – the healthy fat
BkfstSmothieNutritionUse skim milk to reduce the fat even more
Increase the almonds to add more protein
Frozen fruit works just as great and you might not need to add ice
Increase the oatmeal to increase fiber intake
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