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Strawberry Oatmeal Smoothie

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I have been finding such good recipes on Pinterest lately!  When looking for ways in up my protein and calorie intake I found these make ahead smoothies.   I had most of the ingredients on hand but a trip to Whole Foods finished off the list.

What You Need:
1/4 cup GF oats
1.5 tsp chia seeds (the bulk section at Whole Foods is cheaper than the pre-bagged)
3/4 cup milk
1/4 cup orange juice
1/4 cup yogurt (I used strawberry.  You could use Greek yogurt to make it lower calorie)
1/2 cup strawberries (I used frozen)
splash of GF vanilla extract
1/2 tbsp honey

How to Make It:
In a smoothie blender mix the oats and chia seeds.  I have a Magic Bullet that I love!  Grind it up until it is fine.

Add the rest of the ingredients and blend.

Refrigerate overnight or for at least 4 hours.  You could also freeze them in mason jars and thaw when ready to drink.

Then enjoy!

This recipe is adapted from the Yummy Life.  She has a number of different recipes for overnight oatmeal smoothies.

The Result
The biggest thing was that this was a very filling smoothie!  I woke up early with the babies and was starving.  I knew it would be a while before I could make me breakfast so I headed straight for the smoothie and it really hit the spot.  I was good to go until I had everyone feed and watching cartoons.

The taste was good.  Not too sweet, so you may want to add more honey if you like sweet smoothies.  I think I will try adding bananas next time to give it more levels of flavor.  You really could mix any fruit you wanted.  I was able to taste the oatmeal but I didn’t find this to be a bad thing.

The texture was a little thick.   The oatmeal adds some depth so it is a little heavier.

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