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1.24.2011

Blueberry Oatmeal Smoothie

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My Monday has started cold and dreary with an almost accident this morning.


I have not been driving long distances in the snow, since Ryan does most of our driving when we are going out of town, but boy was this morning a mess!


I woke up at 5:30am to go to my workout and it was a chilly 7degrees!! It felt like it was below negative something, but I was nice and bundled up and went for my workout.


No, it was not then when I almost slid. It was when I came back and then took Ryan to school. I was happily driving down our street and as I came to the stop sign, I started slowing down, but the car started skidding and sliding forward. If the car did not stop I would hit the car coming perpendicular to me. I kept pressing the pedal down and harder. Ryan held my arm and told me to stop.


Yikes folks. It was scary! It finally stopped and I suppose I was going too fast for the fresh snow that was coming down and slicking up the streets. Stress number 1 of the day!


What relieved my stress though?  My new yummy smoothie.


I left out the Green Monster and went with a cereal in smoothie form. I made Ryan his favorite oatmeal and I decided to drink mine.


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It was creamy with protein and fiber and fruits! I normally like fresh blueberries on my oatmeal so I added some to the smoothie. It was a thick and creamy smoothie that was perfect for my post-workout snack!

I hope you try it out!

Blueberry Oatmeal Smoothie

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serves 1

1/2 cup gluten-free oats
3/4 cup water
1/2 cup almond milk, or non-dairy milk
2 dates
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
ice (optional)
1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
1 scoop protein powder (optional)
1 Tablespoon flax seed oil

Blend all ingredients in a blender or high-powered blender until smooth and enjoy!

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11 comments:

ravienomnoms said...

Do be careful in the snow! Always the worst when you drive in the morning when it is super slick!

The smoothie looks fantastic! I love blueberry AND oatmeal so I am sure I would really enjoy this

Amber Shea @Almost Vegan said...

I still haven't tried oats in a smoothie. This looks and sounds fantastic.

Glad you're ok after your scare! I hate driving in snow too =/

Nicole@ The Dirty Oven said...

Your smoothie seems like the perfect treat to remind you of the sunshine. Good luck with all that snow!

Beaglebea said...

Glad everyone is OK...I know how scary it can be when you're sliding and can't do anything to stop... the last time we had a snow fall, I was unfortunately the victim of a rear-ender collision..I was waiting to turn left into my driveway and the person behind me did not stop..they always say accidents happen within a KM from your home.. I guess that was proven correct.

Medeja said...

Interesting way.. to drink oatmeal.. :) I like it

Tes said...

I have never tried oatmeal in smoothie... very interesting :)

Diane Beelman said...

Just tried the smoothie. My mom is visiting from Iowa and we love it! I had to use regular oatmeal though. I didn't have gluten free. I will make it again. YUM

Noelle said...

Thanks everyone for your lovely comments! I am being more careful as I drive now! :D

@Diana Beelman-Thank you for letting me know! The oats should not really make a difference but it is more to give options for those with a gluten-sensitivity. Better for digestion too!

Jama Lenig said...

This looks so yummo! never thought about using oats in my smoothie! http://tsbblist.blogspot.com

Tiffany said...

I never thought to put oatmeal in a smoothie, but it totally makes sense! Be careful in the snow!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Better Baker said...

We enjoy smoothies often for br'fast. I make an oatmeal/banana/peanut butter smoothie that is fantastic. Your blueberries in that beautiful glass look sooo inviting. I don't like winter driving here in OH at all! =(

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