Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Everyday Food :: Banana-Oat Smoothie

Maybe it's all the Halloween candy we've been eating, or the thought of next week's turkey dinner, or all the festive food I'll want to eat next month, but the Banana-Oat Smoothie in the November 2008 issue of Everyday Food sounded like a must try. Oats to lower cholesterol, a shot of potassium from the banana, and a dash of cinnamon to lower blood sugar and boost cognitive function. Sound too good to be true? It almost was. Not quite sweet enough, and a bit too chewy for a smoothie, I think it could use some modifications. Next time I'll add some extra honey or use low-fat vanilla yogurt rather than plain to make it a little more pleasing to the palate.

Has anyone else tried this recipe?

Banana-Oat Smoothie

In a blender, combine 1/4 cup old-fashioned rolled oats, 1/2 cup plain low-fat yogurt, 1 banana, cut into thirds, 1/2 cup fat-free milk, 2 teaspoons honey, and 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon; puree until smooth. Serve immediately. Serves 1.


We Are Not Martha said...

Ahh I totally tried this last week!! Haven't blogged about it yet, but it was really good. And the perfect breakfast! It definitely was a bit plain, but OK for breakfast...I bet vanilla yogurt would be awesome with it.


Pearl said...

that smoothie looks good! but do the oats make it somehow less smooth?

Shelley said...

I know this comment is really late but I just found your blog today and am going through your archives. I ABSOLUTELY love your blog! And, yes, I have tried this smoothie and it is a favorite of mine and my barely 2 year old son. And, yes, adding the extra honey will help...I probably add 3 or 4 teaspoons instead of the 2 it calls for. I also don't add the cinnamon because I'm just not a cinnamon fan.