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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