Strawberry Oatmeal Breakfast Smoothie

Strawberry Oatmeal Breakfast Smoothie

Loaded with fruit, yogurt, and oats, this delicious breakfast smoothie will boost your energy and keep you full until lunchtime!

My family loves smoothies. They are by far one of my favorite go-to after school snacks to make. Packed with flavor and nutrition, smoothies are a healthier choice than some of the other options out there. 

I love trying different fruit combinations, but my youngest son pretty much sticks to the strawberry banana variety. He's not the adventurous type. My older son and I both love all sorts of fruits in our smoothies, from mangoes to blueberries to raspberries, there isn't one we don't love.


Since the United Dairy Industry of Michigan is celebrating "We Heart Oats" this month, I decided to kick my smoothie game up a notch. I got all rebellious and added oats to my smoothie! And guess what? It turned out delicious! 


The oats and yogurt combined make the smoothie nice and thick, but not too thick. A hint of vanilla adds just a touch of sweetness, and the fruit gives it a delightful flavor. I loved the first one I made so much that I've been making a batch just about every morning for myself and the kids. The oats make the smoothie hearty, which keeps you full longer. Have a glass of this smoothie in the morning and you'll be good to go until lunch, I guarantee it!

Strawberry Oatmeal Breakfast Smoothie
Author: Sarah Bates | The Chef Next Door
Makes 2 - 8 oz. smoothies
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Ingredients:
1 cup lowfat plain yogurt
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/4 cup milk 1 banana, cut into chunks
1 cup frozen strawberries
1 tsp pure vanilla extract

In a blender, combine all of the ingredients and blend until smooth. Pour into glasses and serve.

Bon Appetit!
I'm excited to continue my partnership with the United Dairy Industry of Michigan in 2015 and I thank them for sponsoring this post! I was compensated for developing a "We Heart Oats" recipe using Michigan dairy products. As always, all opinions are my own. UDIM is the umbrella organization for the American Dairy Association and Dairy Council of Michigan. Their goal is to promote Michigan’s locally produced dairy products and reconnect consumers with the people behind their food.

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