Saturday, November 19, 2011

Blackberry Oat Smoothie

I found blackberries at the grocery store yesterday, a berry that is obviously not in season. They were priced at 2 cartons/$1 so I bought one. This time of year, I typically stick to bananas and apples (or frozen fruits). But when true berries go on sale...they go in my cart, in my 'fridge and in my mouth right quick.

This morning, I used them in a smoothie. And it was really good.

The recipe will follow, but you should know that I prepped some of it the night before. In addition, you can top the end result with whatever your heart desires. I chose granola and some berries because it sounded good. As with any smoothie recipe, this one is just as adaptable to individual tastes.

Inspiration: A Berry Doughy Smoothie, Oh She Glows

• 1-1/5 tbsp Chia seeds
• 1/4 cup oats
• 3/4 cup milk
• 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
• 1/2 cup milk
• 1 banana
• Handful each of blackberries and blueberries
• Blackberries, blueberries and granola for garnish (if desired)

1) The night before you intend to make this smoothie, mix the first four ingredients and place it in the 'fridge until the morning. It will make a thick, batter-like substance which thickens the smoothie.

2) In the morning, place the mixture in a blender. Add the rest of the ingredients (except for your desired garnishes). Blend until smooth, pour into a cup and top with desired garnishes.

This actually makes quite a bit. Consider freezing half for tomorrow's breakfast or lunch. Trust me, you won't want to waste it. It's really good.

Also good, this quote from my page-a-day.

Time for a walk on the treadmill! Enjoy your Sunday.


Lauren said...

Yummy! What a great smoothie (and woohoo for cheap produce!). Love the picture quote too, thanks for sharing :)

Unknown said...

This is fantastic! I made it today. Thanks so much for sharing. :)

Unknown said...

I took what was leftover and turned them into freezer pops. We'll see if they still taste just as delicious in the morning. ;)

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