Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Fruity Oatmeal Breakfast Smoothie

By Dianne Ruyack of Winners Drink Milk

Ladies and gentlemen, start your blenders: Smoothies make a quick, easy and healthy meal, snack or dessert. Smoothies are all the rage because they are a simple (and delicious!) way to bump up your daily intake of powerhouse fruits and veggies. Full of antioxidants, essential vitamins and minerals, they are the perfect way to sneak a whole lot of goodness into your family diet.You can use these recipes to make some yummy kid-friendly smoothies, or concoct your own tasty delights with what you have on hand at home.

It's not easy getting kids excited about fruit and vegetables. That's where smoothie recipes for kids come into play. If you present them a smoothie as something different and give fruits and vegetables a a new name (kid's smoothies) they are more likely to consume these foods.These bright, colorful, and delicious drinks will get kids to consume something healthy in a new and exciting way. Try starting your day with yummy smoothies.  Be creative and let the kids vote for their favorite!

Fruity Oatmeal Breakfast Smoothie

Rating: 5

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 2

Serving Size: 1 cup

Creamy and fruity breakfast in a glass and on the go!

1 cup milk
1/2 cup rolled oats
1 banana, broken into chunks
14 frozen strawberries, 1 cup frozen blueberries, peaches, raspberries
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 teaspoons white sugar

In a blender, combine milk, oats, banana and strawberries. Add vanilla and sugar if desired. Blend until smooth. Pour into glasses and serve.

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