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Strawberry Oatmeal Breakfast Smoothie

My friend Sara saw this recipe and said she thought of me.  See, I love smoothies.  I have a smoothie every.single.morning for breakfast.  I mean there are some days where I’m on the road for work or on vacation and don’t have access to my favorite kitchen toy – the VitaMix – but they are few and far between.

The original recipe is from allrecipes.com.  I told myself I would follow it to a T, but then when I started throwing things in the blender, I just couldn’t do it.  I know how I like my smoothies and I know too much frozen fruit and not enough liquid is not the consistency I like in my morning meal/drink.  Plus, there is no need for white sugar in a smoothie with so much natural sugars from the fruit!

So I had to change things around a bit.

Strawberry Oatmeal Breakfast Smoothie
original recipe from allrecipes.com

photo 2

1/2 cup rolled oats (ground to a fine powder)
1 banana, frozen
6 strawberries, frozen
2 cups lite vanilla soymilk

Blend and enjoy!

467 calories – original recipe says this serves 2 – however I enjoyed it all to myself!

My reaction to this smoothie: it is a little thicker than I’m used to due to the oats and a lot less “smoothie” was produced than I’m used to drinking for my morning meal.  The oats, though, add a really filling aspect that should hold me over till lunch (my normal breakfast smoothie does).

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I’m back in! (and a yummy smoothie)

I owned those 5 miles this morning.

And… I’ve decided crunching numbers during a run helps keep my mind off of the task at hand.  Things like, counting the number of songs before looking at how many miles have been run (8 songs to be exact);   looking at the clock and deciding how long it will take for those 8 songs to play and how many miles I will have run in that time (3.25 if you care) and so forth.

I’m feeling back in the game.

Of course, after a nice run nothing gets me more excited than my favorite meal on the planet – smoothies.  I seriously think I could live of them for the rest of my life.  My senior year of high school I had jaw surgery, you know, the-mouth-is-wired-shut-for-a-month type!  I lived off smoothies that month, and I loved every second of it.

2 frozen bananas (peel and freeze them when they are spotted ripe)
4 frozen strawberries
handful of ice
3 cups of almond milk
Tsp of chia seeds.
Blend and enjoy!

Not my picture, but a yummy looking smoothie none the less

Vegan MOFO, Take 5

Be well,
Carolyn

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