Tuesday, December 16, 2008
I've been on a smoothie kick this last year, trying out all kinds of concoctions made with avocados and sweetened condensed milk (ugh), cucumber and mint (yum), and this one, a super filling combination containing peanut butter, orange juice, strawberries, and (uncooked) oatmeal. It comes from the best smoothie book ever, Delicious Drinks to Sip, Slurp, Gulp, and Guzzle by Rose Dunnington. As the author says, "The other smoothies in this book are great as part of your breakfast, but this one is a meal all by itself. Complex carbohydrates, like those in rolled oats, are good for you, especially early in the day. It takes your body a while to break carbs down into usable fuel, so (this smoothie) can keep you full until lunchtime."
It really does.
And at this busy time of year, when you're wrapping, mailing, writing cards, and attending Christmas recitals, it's nice to know that, even when you don't have a spare minute to cook, you still won't starve.
2 T. peanut butter
2 T. (uncooked) oatmeal
1/2 c. orange juice
8 frozen strawberries (Rose calls for 4, but I like 8)
Throw it all in the blender and blend away.
Note: Pop over to visit Shannon at Rocks in My Dryer for some great Works-for-Me Wednesday tips.
Note #2: Check out this carnival at Life as Mom for some more breakfast ideas.