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Fruit Smoothie with Oats and Kefir

Fruit Smoothie with Oats and Kefir
Photo by Alexandra Grablewski, food styling by Mariana Velasquez, prop styling by Lynda White


Looking for an easy and satisfying breakfast option? This tasty, milk-shake-like smoothie with oats is packed with protein, fiber, and nutrients from whole fruit, old fashioned rolled oats, and kefir, a delightful, drinkable yogurt. If you haven’t tried kefir yet, consider this recipe your official invitation. Alternatively, you could make it with milk and/or yogurt. Either way it’s a simple way to start your day off right. Grab your blender and enjoy!


Fruit Smoothie with Oats and Kefir



1 medium very ripe banana, cut into chunks and frozen
4 large hulled strawberries or ¾ cup blueberries
¾ cup plain kefir, whole milk or low-fat (or substitute ½ cup plain yogurt and ¼ cup milk)
¼ cup old fashioned rolled oats
1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract


Place all of the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.


Makes 1 serving
Serving size: 1 ¾ cups

Per serving (made with low-fat kefir): Calories 290; Total Fat: 4g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 10mg; Sodium: 80mg; Total Carbohydrates: 55g; Dietary Fiber: 7g; Sugar: 28g (Includes 0g Added Sugars); Protein: 12g

Per serving (made with whole milk kefir): Calories 320; Total Fat: 9g; Saturated Fat: 4g; Cholesterol: 25mg; Sodium: 115mg; Total Carbohydrates: 54g; Dietary Fiber: 7g; Sugar: 24g (Includes 0g Added Sugars); Protein: 11g

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