Hi Everyone and Happy Memorial Day!
Today I bring to you a breakfast that you can drink or eat with a spoon. It’s thick, healthy, full of nutrients and will fill you for hours. This is my Berry Oatmeal Breakfast Smoothie.
The smoothie is made with oatmeal, yogurt, milk, strawberries, blueberries and chia seeds. This smoothie is perfect for a get up and go morning and whats even better, is that you can make this the night before, if you like? Just add all the ingredients to a blender or bowl, and let it sit in the fridge It will get super thick, so thick you really need a spoon for it. I made this for my breakfast and I didn’t let it sit overnight, I kind of threw it all together and it was pretty darn thick already!
I love adding the addition of the oatmeal to the smoothie and for you guys who can’t eat gluten, I used gluten-free oats that I picked up from Trader Joe’s. For added fiber, I used some Chia seeds. Chia seeds are so weird! When I eat them I think of chia pets. Did you ever have a chia pet?
For the recipe I used frozen strawberries, however you could use fresh. If you want your drink chilled I recommend adding about a half cup of ice to it. I gave my Husband this drink for breakfast and I have to admit he doesn’t like it. He doesn’t like anything with seeds or yogurt, but I gave it a shot. It never hurts to try, right? I will admit their are a lot of seeds in this drink, so if you’re not a seed fan, I don’t recommend this smoothie.
- ½ cup strawberries, fresh or frozen.
- ¼ cup blueberries
- ¼ cup rolled oats (I used Gluten Free)
- ½ cup greek yogurt plain
- ½ cup non-fat milk
- 1 tbsp. Chia Seeds
- Place all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth. If using fresh fruit, add about ¼ cup of ice.
Do you have big plans for the day? If the day is anything like our Sunday, I’m staying in. It has been cold and windy here, but at least the sun was shining.
Have a wonderful day!