Delicious Oatmeal Smoothie Recipes To Try
Breakfast time can be a hectic time for many households, as kids rush to get ready for school and adults rush to get ready for work. If you are looking for a good breakfast option when you do not have much time, you should consider making an oatmeal smoothie. Oatmeal smoothies are very filling and will keep the body going until lunchtime, so they are a great fast breakfast for both adults and kids that find themselves in a hurry in the morning.
There are several ways to prepare oatmeal for use in a breakfast smoothie. Some recipes require the oatmeal to be cooked on the stove or in the microwave before being added to the other smoothie ingredients. Since many oatmeal brands cook completely in less than five minutes, it is easy to cook the oatmeal while you are preparing the other ingredients for the smoothie. Another option is to ground the oatmeal into fine particles using a spice grinder or a very well cleaned coffee grinder. Some people don’t mind their smoothies a bit chunky and throw the oatmeal into the blender straight from the canister.
The right ingredients are important to the quality of your oatmeal smoothie. Most recipes call for a healthy amount of oatmeal combined with fruit and dairy or non-dairy milk. Any type of milk can be used to make your oatmeal smoothies, although many people prefer soy milk, almond milk, or skim milk. Here are some great oatmeal smoothie recipes for you to try.
Strawberry Oatmeal Breakfast Smoothie
1 cup milk
1/2 cup rolled oats
1 banana, broken into chunks
1 cup ice
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
In a blender, combine milk, oats, banana, strawberries and ice. Add vanilla if desired. Blend until smooth. Pour into glasses and serve.
Spiced Oatmeal Smoothie
1/4 cup rolled oats
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup milk
1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, plus more for dusting
Pinch of turmeric
1 apple, cored and chopped
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon pure maple syrup
A small squeeze of fresh lemon juice
1 fresh date, pitted and chopped (optional)
Cook oats and water in a microwave-safe bowl for 2 minutes. Set aside. In blender, combine milk, yogurt, cinnamon, turmeric, apple, vanilla, maple syrup, lemon juice, and date (if using). Blend on medium till combined. Add ice cubes and cooked oats to the mixture. Blend on high until smooth. Pour into a glass. Finish with a dusting of cinnamon on top.