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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Breakfast Smoothie

Ease: 4/5     Taste: 5/5     Kid-friendliness: 5/5     Time: 5/5

This is what I got to stare at all weekend:

I sacrificed warmth and sleep to do so, but even bad weather camping is good camping. But as those of you who camp know, coming home sucks. Everyone is grumpy and all your stuff is dirty and smelly. Nobody in this house felt much like making breakfast this morning. Smoothies are my go-to when I don't have the time or ambition to make "food" for breakfast.

The downside to smoothies is that I never feel satisfied for long. This smoothie recipe adds oats and I find they help to keep us feeling fuller for longer.

What you'll need:
  • 2 1/2 C skim milk
  • 1 C frozen fruit (I used mangoes this morning)
  • 1 banana
  • 1/4 C sugar
  • 1/2 tsp coconut-flavoured extract
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 C quick-cooking oats
  • nutmeg (optional as a garnish - I prefer to garnish with cinnamon)
Place all ingredients in a blender, and puree until well blended. Divide among 4 tall glasses and garnish with nutmeg or cinnamon. 

Recipe variation: I often like to substitute a cup and a half of juice (berry or apple is my favourite) and a hand full of ice for the milk and 1/4 C of sugar. Makes the smoothie a little more slushy - great for hot days!

Adapted from Karen Bellerson's Low Fat, No Fat Cooking

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