I am so on an oatmeal smoothie kick, since last weeks Pumpkin Oatmeal Breakfast Smoothie. This week I changed the recipe up, and made it with pear. I got quite a few pears in my CSA box and I thought how perfect for the fall and how perfect for on oatmeal. But not in oatmeal but in an oatmeal smoothie. Yum! I know I’ll be adding pears to my big bowl of oats this Fall but with it being in the 90’s, a smoothie just seems way better! Plus it’s a breeze to whip together for running out the door or sipping it as I enjoy my morning quite time.
This smoothie is creamy, thick and has the most wonderful pear taste with just a hint of cinnamon. It just screams FALL!! The smoothie is sugar free, except from the natural sugar from the pear, contains lots of protein and is low fat. It has 1.5 grams of fat, which came from the oats. I used Trader Joe’s Gluten Free Rolled Oats in my recipe.
I made my smoothie and let it sit in the refrigerator for a couple of hours so it thickens up and gets super creamy. You can also make this the night before. Just add all of the ingredients in the blender and pop it in the fridge. In the morning, just process it and drink away. If you find the smoothie is too thick, you can always add some more milk to thin it out. If you want it right away, just make it, however the oats will be more noticeable, which is still good!! This smoothie is really filling and totally a great way to have a nutritious breakfast or if your a breakfast skipper (shame on you!) you can always have this as a mid morning snack!
- ½ cup pear, shredded (73 grams)
- ¼ cup rolled oats (I used Gluten Free)
- ½ tsp. cinnamon
- ¼ tsp. stevia (to taste)
- ½ cup greek yogurt, plain 0% fat
- ¾ cup non-fat milk or coconut milk, unsweetened from carton
- Place all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth. If the smoothie is to thick, add a pinch more milk.
Calories: 232, Fat: 1.5, Cholesterol: 3.8, Sodium: 112, Potassium: 512, Carbs: 39, Fiber: 4, Sugar: 16, Protein: 21
Since I am on a morning healthy oatmeal kick I thought I would share with you a new product that I tried this past week. Have you heard of Special K’s new line Nourish? I have seen the commercials on tv and was quite intrigued to give it a try.
The first thing I tried was the oatmeal. You already know how much I LOVE oatmeal, so I had to try it! The oatmeal comes in a handy little container that you just fill with water and pop in the microwave for 40 seconds. Let it sit for a minute or two and give it a stir. It also comes with toppings. The one I am showing you today is the Cinnamon Raisin Pecan Hot Cereal.
The oatmeal is made with 4 Superfoods; Oats, Quinoa and locally grown Wheat and Barley. All good things that we need to feed our body inside and oat!!! Plus it has a hint of cinnamon and maple syrup. You know I love that! I found the oatmeal to be thick and satisfying. Perfect for mornings when I can’t make breakfast at home, but can make it at work.
I’m pretty impressed with the mutli-grain oatmeal. With the toppings it is only 190 calories and contains 5 grams of fat, don’t forget there are nuts in it and it also has 5 grams of fiber and 7 grams of protein. Sounds like a good healthy breakfast to me! I really enjoyed my oatmeal! If your in need of a quick fix or an afternoon pick me up they also have the Nourish Bars. The nutritional stats are pretty much the same and come in three yummy flavors; Dark Chocolate Nut Delight (Holy Yum Yums), Lemon Twist and Cranberry Almond. I didn’t share my new found products with my family because I am a little selfish. When I find something I like I tend to not want to share. I know that’s horrible of me. But the oatmeal and bars found a new home, in my desk at work! Now I have no excuse not to eat breakfast! Next time your at the store, check them out and let me know what you think. If you have already tried it, I’m curious to your opinion.
Well my friends, I am off. I have kitchen that needs to be straighten up so I can start cooking!!
Have a great day!
I received free Nourish products from Special K, however all opinions are my own and I do not endorse or share with you products I don’t like.