We started our day with a smoothie, and then felt bad that we were neglecting January as National Oatmeal Month. We felt unpatriotic. Thing is, it wasn’t really all that cold this morning. We still know oatmeal is good for us and our kids. Nowadays, though, not every kid is into oatmeal. That’s probably why they came up with National Oatmeal Month. Anyway, this simple recipe from Lisa’s Kitchen combines antioxidant protection from the blueberries with the health benefits of the oats. That adds up to a delicious smoothie that will make your kids very happy with a healthy start. [photo via flickr]
1/2 cup rolled oats
1 cup yogurt
1 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)
2 tablespoon maple syrup
1 cup liquid (Milk or apple juice works well.)
- Mix the rolled oats into the yogurt and let sit in the fridge overnight.
- Puree everything in a food processor or blender.
Don’t forget that smoothies are very versatile drinks. Once you have the main ingredients, you can add just about anything you like. To dress up this recipe, you can add any fruit of your choosing, and use any juice for the cup of liquid. In the hot summer months, add frozen yogurt or a few ice cubes to make a cool treat. The sky’s the limit with smoothies, so use this basic recipe and let your imagination run wild!