Oatmeal and smoothies together equal pure bliss. I make these smoothies for a quick breakfast in the morning and sip it on my drive into work in my super cool travel cup. Another really great thing is that this is full of healthy things and we all need some health in our lives. Oatmeal is always good and you need fruits to complete your diet, lots of them. I also added some ground flax seed because that’s how I roll. I love flax, mainly because I don’t eat much fish (I’m sure my boyfriend will eventually change this fact) and flax contains Omega 3 fatty acids and Omega 3 fatty acids rock the world!
I like when recipes are customizable because whenever you are missing something like say….strawberries, you can substitute them for any other fruit you do have, or would like. That is great for me as someone who always forgets something and then doesn’t want to go back out to get it.
I use my trustworthy food processor for most smoothies because my blender is the worst blender, ever. But you can use whatever you want; food processor, blender, your super cool Vitamix that I hate you for having…
Fruit & Oatmeal Flax Smoothie
Prep Time: 5
Total Time: 5
1 cup ice
1 cup mixed berries (or whatever fruit you'd prefer)
1/2 cup oats
1 cup milk
1/2 cup Greek yogurt (plain & low fat)
2 tablespoons flax seed meal (or your own ground flax seeds)
Add the ice and fruit to a food processor or blender. Blend together until ice is crushed
Next, add the oats and flax seed meal to the food processor and blend until the oats are incorporated fully.
Lastly, add the yogurt and milk and pulse a few more times until creamy.
adapted from: Martha Stewart