I’m pretty sure we’ve talked about this before, but when I was a kid I used to go through serious food phases. One week I’d eat yogurt like crazy, the next: bagels! The next: instant oatmeal. Oh man. I remember the first time I ever had the ___ and cream oatmeal packets — I was pretty blown away. Strawberries and cream, especially, puts the apple-cinnamon’s of the world to shame. [Full disclosure: I actually love apple-cinnamon oatmeal].
This recipe comes from the ridiculous amount of love the Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Smoothie got. Seriously, you people must love your oatmeal smoothies! I thought about giving y’all a green smoothie, but decided strawberries and cream sounded perfect. It totally was!
Strawberries always taste so fresh and light, but when you add oatmeal to a smoothie it is immediately a hearty meal. I really have trouble finishing my oatmeal smoothies, which is an issue because if you leave them for too long they become more like oatmeal! I need to get some thicker straws…
I kept it super simple for this smoothie: frozen strawberries, yogurt, milk, and oatmeal. You could add a splash of vanilla if you wanted, or even a handful of spinach (I swear you won’t taste it!). Talk about a quick smoothie! 45 seconds later, you’re eating breakfast. BOOM.
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- ½ cup vanilla yogurt
- ¾ cup milk
- ½ cup uncooked oatmeal
- 1 tsp vanilla extract (optional)
- Combine all ingredients in a blender, and blend until smooth.
- Drink immediately.