Strawberry-banana-oatmeal smoothie!


Smoothies are a great way to use up leftover or over-ripened fruit that you don’t feel like eating.

What’s more, it is also a breakfast on the go! I make it over the weekend and freeze it in single serving batches. The night before put it in the fridge to thaw and you are all set for a hearty breakfast.

I have posted a smoothie recipe before but this one has cooked oatmeal and Greek yogurt and makes it more filling. This is a slight variation of a recipe that I saw on pinterest.

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ImageIngredients : Serves 2

Bananas – 2

Strawberries 1 cup

Zero fat strawberry flavored Greek yogurt 1 cup

Honey – 1 tablespoon

Almonds 8-10

Oatmeal cooked, 1 cup

Milk 1/2 cup

Blend together banana, strawberries, almonds. Add cooked and cooled oatmeal, milk, honey and Greek yogurt and blend well again. Enjoy a power packed breakfast!

Oats Upma


Oats Upma

 

 

Oats Upma – Ever get tired of eating the gritty oatmeal every morning for breakfast……Here’s an interesting and somewhat crunchy twist to eating oats, with the added goodness of veggies in it too. Perfect sunday morning healthy breakfast!

 

Ingredients: Serves 2

 

4 cups of oats ( I use the thick hand rolled oats from the Whole foods organic section )

Fresh chopped veggies….take your pick, I used onion, carrots and green bell peppers

2 green chillies….slit lengthwise

Salt to taste

Cilantroe to Garnish

2 tbsp Oil, one string of curry leaves and 1 tsp mustard seeds for seasoning

1 lemon

Soak the oats in water for an hour. In a pan, heat 2 tbsp oil and season the mustard seeds, green chillies and curry leaves. Add the onions and cook them till the onions turn golden brown. Then add the carrots and bell pepper and cook until they are soft.

Add salt to taste. Then toss in the soaked oats and cook on slow flame for 4-5 minutes. Once cool, squeeze the juice from one lemon, garnish with Cilantroe and serve.