“Breakfast is the most important meal of the day!” This is a fact we all know and a health reminder we always hear. No need to mention again that breakfast keeps us going throughout the morning and helps us consume fewer calories later in the day. However, due to the busy schedules we have at school and work, we usually skip our breakfast. This is because breakfast can be usually hard to prepare.
If this is the common scenario for you, maybe you should try on an oatmeal smoothie. Aside from it’s easy to prepare, this particular smoothie is packed up with all the nutrients your body needs for the whole day’s activity. Not to mention that is boosted with fibers. Making this particular smoothie is easy since you can customize it with your favorite flavor. You will specifically need the following:
- 1/2 cup old fashion rolled oats, not quick-cooking
- 1 cup chocolate soy milk, soy milk, skim milk or fruit juice
- 1 banana, sliced
- 1/4 cup fresh or frozen berries
- 2 teaspoons sugar or honey
You can start by throwing in the oatmeal on the blender. Pulse the blender for several times in order to create the fine dust you need for your smoothie. However, it is not advised to use quick- cooking oats since they will make the smoothie too thick too quickly. But if you want your smoothie to be that way, then it’s up to you.
After making sure that the oatmeal is as fine as it should be, add the fruits, milk (or juice) and the sweetener to the mixture. Blend them all together. You can also add the 3/4 cup of ice if that is how you want your smoothie to be. Also, other ingredients such as flax seed can add nutritional benefits. So you may consider adding some.
Blend all the ingredients until you get the consistency you want. If you want a thinner smoothie, you can just add more liquid on it. And that’s it. You already have your oatmeal smoothie. Just pour it in a travel mug and you can have your breakfast on the go!
Follow these simple steps of making an oatmeal smoothie and there will have no excuse for skipping breakfast again.