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?
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.