Strawberry Mango Oat Smoothie

20130424-120225.jpgI have been seriously missing my blender. Something terrible. Somehow the blade broke a few weeks ago, and while it being under warranty meant new blender jar for free, it also meant too many days without my blender whilst awaiting the arrival of my new blender.

Yes I still had my magic bullet, but the amount of stuff I shove into a smoothie really doesn’t fit into the magic bullet. Now if you are making baby food on the other hand, the magic bullet is exactly the perfect size to puree an avocado. Or peas. Or beans. Oh and pears. My baby eats food now by the way, which is extra awesome and so much fun, except when it comes to the whole diaper situation.20130424-120322.jpgI finally got my new blender in the mail and of course had to make a smoothie. I went with my old favorite green smoothie, but then I decided to mix it up. I really like to have a smoothie for either breakfast or lunch, it feels really super healthy, and gives me tons of energy to get through the day. Plus it’s super cute to let my baby munch on the straw. She’s not to the straw usage phase yet, but she sure loves to chew on them(reuseable hard plastic, not the bendy kind). Yesterdays smoothie was a total failure. Epic smoothie fail. Pineapple cucumber. It sounded so good. And brought me right exactly back to the day I went into labor, when I drank a pineapple castor oil milkshake. Barf is the exact adjective I would use to describe that concotion. Seriously ladies, if you’re waiting to go into labor, go ahead and skip the castor oil. It tastes awful, and frankly I still needed the iv filled with pitocin to get this kid to show up, but that’s a story for another day.

Today I went with strawberries and mangoes. Pretty much every smoothie I make involves frozen banana because it adds body and creaminess. I also decided to add oats to this smoothie. If you haven’t put oats in your smoothies yet I highly recommend it. It gives them a kind of nutty hint in the background and also helps thicken them up even more. Plus there’s the health and filling aspect. I like to soak my oats in milk for a couple of minutes before I blend them up. It makes them mix in just a bit easier, although completely not required. Honey and yogurt on the other hand are. You could even throw in some greens and you would have serious health in a glass potential. I’m trying to live healthier, can you tell?20130424-120412.jpgStrawberry Mango Oat Smoothie

Ingredients

5 large strawberries
1 frozen banana
Half of 1 mango, chopped
1 tablespoon honey
1/4 cup oats
1/4 cup milk
1/4 apple juice
1/4 cup plain greek yogurt

Directions

1. Place all ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth. Makes 1 large or 2 small smoothies.

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