We make a lot of smoothies around here, and this strawberry-oat-almond smoothie is a new favorite of mine. It's thick and delicious and makes for a healthy start to the day. It's from Everyday Food; watch the video here and also see how to make a spinach-peach smoothie, which may be next on my list.
To make this strawberry-oat-almond smoothie, simply combine:
- 1 cup fresh or frozen strawberries (I use frozen from the bags and bags of berries we pick each spring)
- 1 banana
- 1 cup fat-free or low-fat vanilla yogurt
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1/4 cup raw almonds
- 1 teaspoon pure maple syrup
There will be some small bits of almond in the smoothie, making it more substantial than most smoothies. My husband also noticed that if you let it sit a while, it thickens up, probably due to the oats, so I recommend drinking it right away. If you want a thinner consistency, I suppose you could add some milk or almond milk. Enjoy!