Sunday, October 5, 2014

SRC: Strawberry Oat Smoothie

This month for my SRC reveal, I was assigned Leslie's blog, La Cocina de Leslie. If you haven't visited her blog yet, let me ask to go over right now and check it out. Don't worry, this post will still be here when you get back. I was amazed at the collection of delicious recipes on her blog. I found myself drooling at all the Mexican fare on her blog. I can't wait to try a few of them out. The way things worked for me was there were a few things at play - work is super busy at the moment, that coupled with the usual chores at home, I haven't have the time to stop and breathe. At the same time, the weather has warmed up quite a bit at the moment. We seem to have jumped from winter to summer in about a week. I would've liked a longer Spring. But this means we have lots of delicious berries to work with. I needed something yummy and quick to make. So when I saw Leslie's post on Strawberry Oat Smoothies, I knew I had to try it.

Usually my husband is the one who whips up the smoothies in our house. I have also consciously started taking some juice or a homemade smoothie to work over the last couple of weeks. Its been a nice change and has helped me lay off the coffee and give me a burst of energy that I need. I just made a couple of changes to the recipe for this smoothie like leaving out the cinnamon and I also cut down the honey to half. You could adjust the sweetness to your liking. I would like to try it soon with the cinnamon and see how that turns out. Let me tell you a little about this smoothie. Even though it didnt have any cream, yogurt, ice cream or avocado, it turned out nice and creamy and that was a pleasant surprise. I reckon I have the oats to thank for that. They also give the smoothie good substance and a glass of this great stuff will keep you going for a while. I have a punnet of blueberries that I will use to make another batch of these smoothies. Thanks Leslie for introducing me to a great new twist on the smoothie. :)




Strawberry Oat Smoothie
(Makes 2)

1 1/2 cup cold milk
12-15 strawberries
4 tbsp. dry oats
2 tbsp. honey

Place all the ingredients in the bowl of a food processor and puree till smooth.

Pour out into a glass and enjoy!!!


14 comments:

  1. I'm so glad you liked the smoothie! It continues to be one of my favorites. I was assigned your blog a couple of months ago, during our hot summer months, and made your Mango Milkshake. It was delicious!

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  2. We drink a LOT of smoothies, and I've never thought to add oats! I'll definitely try them the very next time! Very nice choice for the SRC! :D

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    1. I know right. And I have seen these smoothies with oats in a few blog posts a while ago. Don't know why I hadn't tried till now. But better late than never. I hope you like it as much as we did.

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  3. I am definitely going to have to try oats in my smoothies. I bet it helps to satisfy you longer than just a fruit/yogurt/juice smoothie like I usually make. Looks yummy!

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    1. It sure does Anna. Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. Yum! This sounds like a great way to start the day. :)

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  5. Great choice. I've never actually tried using oats in a smoothie, but now I can't wait for berries to get a little more plentiful to give this a try.

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  6. i love oats in smoothies! what a great choice for src this month :)

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    1. I'm so glad I finally tried it out. I'd seen it pop up a few times on a few blog but hadn't tried it out until now :)

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  7. These sound really yummy ... our blender died so once we get a new one I'd love to give this a try. :)

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