My Favorite Smoothie
I love ice cream. The trouble is, ice cream isn't that cheap and it isn't that healthy. So, instead of regularly stuffing my face with ice cream I try to save it for special occasions and trick myself into eating smoothies instead. (I'm sneaky like that). I have come to love smoothies because they satisfy my sweet tooth while maintaining a semblance of healthfulness.
This smoothie is one of my faves. It came into existence because it just happened to be what I had on hand at the time and it was such a success that now I make it all the time.
Would you like to know something about me? I hate bananas. I know, I know, I am a freak of nature. EVERYBODY loves bananas. Except me. However, if you have a banana flavored mickey mouse ear sucker from Disneyland I will take it. Please and thank you.
So basically I love this smoothie recipe because unlike every other smoothie recipe on the planet it requires no bananas. I also love the oats because they make a thicker smoothie and it completely fills me up.
Here is the recipe:
1/2 cup ice
1/2 cup (heaping) frozen strawberries
1/2 cup peaches (canned or fresh)
1/2 cup yogurt any kind (I usually use plain, nonfat)
3/4 cup milk
3/4 cup oats
1 tablespoon sweetener (I use splenda but sugar or honey should work just as well)
Hope you enjoy it!
*This recipe yields about 3 1/2 cups.