I whipped up a quick batch of Oat Milk for this, but feel free to your milk of choice. Since I had all the leftover pulp, I decided to use this in my smoothie - rolled oats will work just fine, as well.
I'm not vegan or a nutritionist...I'm sure that there are protein powders and nuts you could add for a more balanced smoothie, in terms of protein, but I was just aiming for the equivalent of a bowl of oatmeal on-the-go. As I've mentioned before, we have a nut-free home; S also has mild allergies to soy, so protein powders are, too, off limits for us.
Although the smoothie is in a POM glass, there is no juice in the actual smoothie...I just love these glasses. Why? Why did they stop offering Lychee Green Tea in these lovely reusable glasses? I would rather pay a little bit more, and have the glass to reuse, than just recycle another plastic bottle...plus plastic alters the final taste. WHY, POM.....wwwwhhhhhhyyyyyy? (Obviously, I'm not the only Moonbat...just read through the comment section on POM's announcement).
The strawberries in the smoothie were not enough for me, I had to dunk and munch on a few.
So make one, or two smoothies...I had 3 cups of Oat Milk to play with...and play around with some add-ins. A frozen banana would have been fantastic, but I didn't have any, along with some unsweetened coconut flakes...a total tropical smoothie...even more tropical with coconut milk....just a thought.
Strawberry Oatmeal Smoothie
makes 1 serving
1 cup strawberries, cleaned, stemmed, and quartered
1 cup oat milk, or milk of choice (plant based or dairy)
1/3 cups rolled oats
2 tsp maple syrup
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
3-4 ice cubes
In a blender or food processor, grind oats until they are broken up into powder. Add in the strawberries and milk, pulse until all the strawberries are pureed; add maple syrup and vanilla and blend for 30-45 seconds until well combined. Add 3-4 ice cubes if a frosty consistency is desired.
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