Thursday, March 28, 2013

Smoothies Make the World Go Round

There's nothing I love more than a smoothie. Especially for breakfast. You see, I'm the type of person that lays in bed every morning until the last possible second before I scramble to get ready and look professional all before being at work at 8:00am. Getting ready so quickly has become one of my most perfected skills. You all might want to take notes.

I wanted to find a recipe for a healthy, hearty breakfast smoothie that would keep me full until lunchtime. So, like any other logical female, I took to Pinterest. That's where I found this recipe.


I had some random ingredients that I thought would be delicious together, so I took the general idea of the recipe and make my own. Of course, it was delicious. Follow the directions below to recreate my Orange Pineapple Banana Oatmeal Smoothie:

- 1 ripe banana
- 1/2c mandarin oranges
- 1/2c pineapple chunks
- 1/3c rolled oats {I prefer the non-quick oats}
- 1/3c Non-fat, plain Greek yogurt
- 1c Non-fat milk {add more if needed}
- 1Tbsp melted coconut oil
- Add a little bit of orange juice and pineapple juice for added flavor.

Blend all of the ingredients well and chill in the refridgerator overnight. The mixture will be more watery than your average smoothie, but that's okay! While you chill the smoothie overnight, the oats will soak up a lot of the liquid, making the smoothie thicker the following morning.

I am in love with how easy, filling, and delicious this smoothie recipe is. It's the perfect out-the-door breakfast. Get creative with the recipe! Experiement with different fruits, vegetables, or greens to create a variety of healthy breakfast smoothies.

What is your favorite smoothie combination?


Rachel said...

I love making smoothies for breakfast and lunch! I usually use whatever we have in the kitchen. Yogurt, strawberries, OJ, blueberries, spinach etc.

julia rose. said...

Um yummmm!!! I was on a smoothie kick for about a month and I miss it! I need to get back in the routine of making them and this recipe sounds juuuust right :)

M. at Making Sense of Cents said...

I love smoothies! :)

Sara Elizabeth said...

I'll have to try this! I've been really into smoothies lately but have also been pretty lazy so Smoothie King has gotten a ton of my money lately haha

Meg Cady said...

I cant wait for summer so I can enjoy these yummies!!

Lauren said...

MMM I love smoothies and was going to make one for a snack later today..I think I will try this recipe..thanks girl! xo

Becca Moss said...

Mmmm sounds delicious! Love smoothies!

Jenn said...

EEEK! So excited about this! I've started doing protein shakes twice a day and I could EASILY add protein powder to this and make it DELICIOUS. Pinning and bookmarking! Thanks for sharing :)

Nicole Walker said...

Yum! I make smoothies all of the time for breakfast. I actually made an avocado smoothie for the first time and I was surprised at how good it was :) It kept me full for a few hours. Plus it is full of anti oxidants!