Saturday, February 18, 2017

Banana Oat Smoothie

This month's recipe on the Red Tractor calendar is a Banana and Oat Smoothie.  Here is the accompanying calendar illustration and quote:

I can't say that I had ever had a smoothie before, and I was a little hesitant to make it.  However, I went ahead with it, and while it tasted OK, I can't say that I enjoy the smoothie texture. Drinking something so thick just feels wrong to me.

However, if you are a smoothie fan, this one does taste good, so you may enjoy this recipe:

1/4 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup low fat Greek yoghurt
1/2 cup low fat milk
1 banana, cut into thirds
2 teaspoons honey
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup crushed ice

Place all of the ingredients into a blender and puree until smooth.  Serve immediately.


Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

I didn't realise that you had never had a smoothie before! I'm not a big smoothie drinker. I'd rather eat my calories :D

Johanna GGG said...

Wow I am amazed you haven't had a smoothie before - I haven't been having them recently but I do love them, though I usually make them thicker than a lot of cafes because I don't like drinks to taste like milk - I prefer to taste the fruit - this one looks good

Kari said...

As above I am amazed you haven't had a smoothie before! I think I'd rather eat my oats in porridge or oat/yoghurt form but do enjoy smoothies too. This one sounds tasty.

2paw said...

I bought Red Tractor oats for my Hobnobs!! Had never seen them in the supermarket before. I am not a smoothie fan: they are not smooth and I don't like drinking the bits either.

Kayte said...

Wow, I am totally amazed this was your first smoothie! I guess as the mother of swimmers, one gets used to smoothie making at a very young This one looks very interesting and I do love smoothies now and again. You did good in my opinion.