Okay, so maybe I built up my breakfast a little too much in my post last night. I was excited, whaddayouwant? It’s just a smoothie. But there’s an extra ingredient that I’m hoping might solve my smoothie crisis. See, I love smoothies, but they don’t keep me full. Even when I make sure to add protein like yogurt or peanut butter, after about an hour and a half I’m ravenous again. And I make big smoothies, so it’s not for lack of calories. Recently I saw a “banana bread smoothie” on someone’s blog (I really need to start keeping notes on these so I can link), and there were oats in it! Silly me, it had never ever crossed my mind to put grains in a smoothie. If the blender can pulverize ice, it can surely do oats, right? So last night I put some oats in almond milk to soak overnight, and chunked the fruit into the blender so that this morning all I had to do was whizz it up.
The fruit ingredients were mango, kiwi, pineapple and strawberry. They were so ripe and sweet that it definitely needed no extra sweetener. I could taste the oats but they weren’t overpowering, and the smoothie had what I might call a toothsome feel, I chewed each sip just a bit before swallowing. I don’t mind a thick smoothie though.
It’s been just over an hour and a half and I’m feeling a bit hungry, but not any more than I would having eaten a “normal” breakfast like cereal, so I think I can call this one a success. I’ve got a strawberry shortcake smoothie in mind for tomorrow.