One of the best things about June, in my opinion, is that there is so much produce that comes into season. It’s perfect for all sorts of delicious, seasonal and healthy food. Smoothies are something that I really enjoy. They’re a quick and easy breakfast or snack. Since I’m usually the only one to eat the smoothie, I’ll make up the whole recipe, then leave the other half of the smoothie in the fridge for a snack later on in the day, or breakfast for the next day. One thing I noticed with this wonderful strawberry banana smoothie is that it’s important to make sure you let the blender blend for quite a while. In fact, it’s not a bad idea to start with the oats, pulse them into a flour and then add the rest of the ingredients. The first time I tried it, I just tossed everything in together (like I always do for smoothies). But between the oats and the frozen strawberries, it wasn’t as delicious and creamy as I was expecting. The next time, I blended the oats first then added everything else and it worked much better. Give this one a try – with sweet and juicy strawberries, protein packed yogurt and heart healthy oats, you can’t go wrong.
- 1 cup plain, unsweetened almond milk
- 1 cup fat free plain Greek yogurt
- 2 cup strawberries, fresh or frozen
- 2 medium bananas
- 1/2 cup quick oats
Pulse the oats in the blender until they form a flour.
Add the remaining ingredients and blend until smooth.
Serve immediately or refrigerate until serving.
Entire recipe makes 2 servings
Serving size is about 2 cups
Each serving = 9 Smart Points
PER SERVING: 305 calories; 3.75g fat; .48g saturated fat; 55.89g carbohydrates; 26.67g sugar; 15.67g protein; 8.19g fiber