Strawberries ‘n Cream Oatmeal Smoothie (and yes, that’s a green smoothie in the background…gotta have it!)
Ok. If I’m being completely honest, this recipe was mostly just a series of mistakes. Mistakes that turned into a gloriously tasty smoothie (if you don’t believe me, ask SweetPea).
It started with homemade yogurt. That didn’t turn out. Way to soupy. But I wasn’t going to throw it away…that would have been a waste of perfectly good milk. Besides, when I make refrigerator oatmeal I add both yogurt and milk…so soupy yogurt is the perfect combination, right?
Well, it was the first few times I made it. Then I finished that jar of homemade yogurt and started on another jar…which was even soupier. How does that happen? It was from the same batch.
Whatever. I still made my refrigerator oatmeal like I have been. However, when I pulled it out the next morning it was still soup. Not a nice creamy oatmeal consistency at all. More like liquid…with oatmeal flakes floating in it.
That’s when I had to get creative. I threw it in the blender. Then added a handful of strawberries. And came up with this. Which tastes just like strawberries ‘n cream instant oatmeal packs that I ate when I was younger.
It’s super delicious. And healthy for you. And my toddler loved it (and the pink smoothie mustache she got from drinking it :) )
Now, I can make this again with my soupy yogurt…but when I run out of that, this will be the recipe I follow (and it uses no soupy yogurt).
1/4 cup uncooked old fashioned rolled oats
3/4 cup milk
2 tsp honey (add more or less to taste)
1/4 tsp cinnamon
handful of strawberries (I used fresh, but I think frozen will work just as well)
The night before:
Put the first four ingredients in a mason jar. Stir, shake, roll…anything to get everything mixed together. Put in fridge. Leave overnight.
The morning of:
Dump all of the mason jar contents into a blender. Add your strawberries (sans stems). Blend until smoothie consistency (feel free to more milk if it’s too thick).
Drink and enjoy! And if you’re feeling particularly giving, share it with a toddler or a husband…but know this makes a small smoothie…so you might need to up the ingredients if everyone wants some!