“Oat” What a Beautiful Morning Smoothie

owbmsSmoothies have become a staple in our house. We’ve been very bold about trying all kinds of fruits and veggies and other ingredients, like flax seed, nuts, almond milk, and oats. Someone has a smoothie every day. And my teenager is really happy to be energized by fresh fruits and veggies each day instead of the caffeine infused energy drinks his classmates prefer.

Yesterday, I wanted something a little different than my usual Great Green Smoothie. I still wanted to make sure that I limited the amount of fruit I used. I wanted some form of calcium, and  some fiber. I came up with the…

“Oat” What a Beautiful Morning Smoothie
1/2 nonfat yogurt
One orange, peeled and sectioned
One apple, cored and cut into sections
1/4 cup water
A handful of oats
Five to six pieces of ice

1. Place the ingredients in the blender in the order listed.
2. Start blending on low and slowly increase the speed to high. To avoid foam, keep it on low until everything is really liquified.
3. Serve!

You could also add some cinnamon and vanilla to this, and some whey protein. If you aren’t a dairy user, please feel free to use almond or soy milk.

Keeping with my tradition of sharing posts from other bloggers, here are a couple smoothie recipes from other bloggers:

Evelyn’s Green Smoothie from My Turn for Us
Cherry Cheesecake Smoothie from Sumptuous Spoonfuls

My community was struck yesterday by the tragic mall shooting. I live in Columbia, MD. I am very thankful for all the emergency responders who acted swiftly in dealing with this awful event. My heart goes out to all affected.

The sun is shining today. I’m going to take that as a sign to get up and move forward. I hope you have a great day.

Enjoy!

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