Black Friday Overload Cure: Apple Date Oat Nut Smoothie

adonsDid you get up at the crack of dawn yesterday to get all those “DOORBUSTER” deals? Hopefully, no one ran you over and you got everything you were after. But admit it. After eating a lot on Thanksgiving, you probably ate a lot yesterday too. Between leftovers and the stop at the diner for a late breakfast, are you kind of grossed out on food? That’s okay! I have the perfect cure for your Black Friday overload; the Apple Date Oat Nut Smoothie.

Apple Date Oat Nut Smoothie
1/2 cup low fat or non-fat yogurt
1 small apple, cut into pieces your blender can handle
2 pitted dates
1/4 cup chopped nuts of choice
1/2 cup oats
cinnamon
vanilla
4-5 pieces of ice if desired

1. Put the ingredients in your blender in the order listed.
2. Begin blending, and, if you can, gradually increase the speed to high
3. Blend to desired consistency

When I was little, my mom went through various food kicks. I vaguely remember a muesli kick where she was eating yogurt with oats, dried fruit and nuts. Or maybe I saw it on TV. Who knows? But this smoothie reminded me of muesli.

This lovely antidote to holiday overindulgence will leave you feeling very satisfied. I had it at about 8:00 this morning. It’s almost noon and I’m not even close to hungry yet.

Oh! Did you notice the new blog? I’m in the process of moving to a WP blog. All the old recipes are here, and hopefully easier to find since I’ve categorized them. So enjoy the new blog look, as well as the new smoothie!

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