We are huge oatmeal people.
Seriously, we eat oatmeal at least five days a week. We eat it hot and creamy and cold and chewy. We eat it plain and with nuts and fruits. Oatmeal is a perfect way to start the day.
But recently, we have had more full bowls than empty, and day after day I have found myself throwing away at least a cup of oatmeal. This morning was no different. The princesses just weren’t in the mood for oatmeal and I wasn’t in the mood to throw it away so I decided to create something extra different and xtra-tasty. Now I will admit, when the thought first popped into my mind I cringed…cooked oatmeal in a smoothie? Hmmm…I wasn’t convinced. But the more I thought about it, the more I was open to the possibilities that leftover oatmeal could bring me. That’s all it took. Moments later I found myself in the kitchen blending away with a very eager and supportive Princess Jubilee at my heels.
Introducing my Oatmeal Mango Blueberry Smoothie!
This smoothie is super healthy, super easy, super tasty, and super versatile. Mangoes, bananas and blueberries add natural sweetness. The blueberries also add the fun purple color. Feel free to add any berries you like.
Best of all, the kids LOVE it. They look at the smoothie and see a sweet treat. I look at the smoothie and see nothing but natural goodness flowing through their little bodies. That equals EVERYBODY WINS!
Ready to make your own oatmeal smoothie? Follow these easy steps and you will be sipping in no time!
What you’ll need:
1/2 cup of mangoes (frozen works best)
1/2 cup blueberries
1 whole banana
1 /2 cooked oatmeal (make sure the oatmeal is cooled)
1 Tbs ground flaxseed
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 & 1/2 cups almond milk (or your favorite non-diary milk)
* Makes 4 delicious servings!
What you’ll do:
Add ingredients to your blender in the order listed above. Blend for about 1 minute and check to make sure it is the consistency that you enjoy. If the mixture is a little thick, simply add more milk. If it is a bit thin, add a little more oatmeal.
If you can’t enjoy all your smoothie, no worries–it keeps well in the refrigerator for up to 1 day. When you are ready to drink in simply stir, shake, or reblend and enjoy!
Are you a smoothie drinker? What’s your favorite smoothie? Please share so I can give it a try.
Most of all Stay Happy and Be encouraged!