Strawberry Oat Smoothie {She Made/Ella Hace}


This particular blog post has me envisioning a 1990's Calvin Klein-esque commercial shot entirely in black & white, with shots of scantily clad celebrity chefs (Hello, Tyler Florence!) swimming in a pool of milk, whispering the word "Obsession."  Because that's exactly what today's recipe is, my latest obsession...Fruity Oat Smoothies.  I drink one every. single. day.  Sometimes two.  And that's why girlichef and I agreed to make smoothies the subject of our latest installment of She Made/Ella Hace.

I've added a handful of oats to my smoothies before and loved them, but I was never obsessed with them like I am now.

This obsession of mine started a couple of months ago when my suegro's (father-in-law) doctor "suggested" that I make him an Oat Smoothie once a day.  I started out making a smoothie just for Don Chuy.  Then Hubby wanted one.  As did Hope (my 15 year old), who some days gets home from school before noon.  And well, seeing everyone else drinking a smoothie, I wanted one too.  

For this recipe I used strawberries, because that's what's in bloom right now and they're just too pretty to resist.  But I switch things up during the week and also make it with papaya, mango, and/or banana.  I really can't pick a favorite, because they're all absolutely delicious!    

What about you...What's your latest food obsession???


Licuado de Fresa y Avena
(Strawberry Oat Smoothie)

Ingredients:
  • 3/4 cup cold milk
  • 6 large strawberries
  • 2 tablespoons dried oats
  • 2 tablespoons sugar or honey
  • Ground cinnamon 

Directions: 
Puree the milk, strawberries, oats, sugar, and a dash of ground cinnamon in a blender cup until smooth and creamy.  (About 1 minute.)  Pour into glass; sprinkle top with more ground cinnamon.  Enjoy!!!


Don't forget to visit girlichef's blog to check out her Fruit & Oat Power Smoothie.



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6 comments

  1. Yummy! Wonder what it would taste like if you whizzed everything but the fruit until pureed and then added frozen strawberries? Would you have a super thick milkshake consistency? Would it be too cold to really taste the fruit? Hmmmm, off to the kitchen for some experimenting!

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  2. That's so funny...you and I have the same obsession right now! I think the papaya-cherry combo that I posted today is my absolute fave! Thanks so much for hanging in the kitchen with me today, my friend!

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  3. I'm really into smoothies lately but I've never added oats. I can't wait to give it a try!

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  4. How yum! What a great breakfast idea

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  5. I'm a smoothie fanatic but I'd never thought of adding oats. I've gotta try this. Thanks!

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  6. Yum,I added a banana to it. Delicious (:

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