This smoothie is very versatile. You can add whatever fruit or combination of fruit that you want. The additional supplements are suggestions and additional ones are easily added.
1 cup quick-cooking oatmeal (I like McCann’s Quick cooking rolled oats)
2 cups milk of your choice (low fat, rice milk, almond milk etc.)
2 cups sliced berries of choice (use fresh if possible or frozen if unavailable)
1 cup nonfat yogurt (or low fat if your prefer)
1 teaspoon honey
½ teaspoon vanilla
¼ teaspoon five spice powder (or use a blend of cinnamon, ginger, and cloves [Penseys Spices carries a Chinese Five-Spice Powder that is lovely])
1 – 2 Tablespoons protein powder
1 Tablespoon ground flax seed
½ cup kale (optional)
Put oatmeal in a blender and blend on high for about 20 – 30 seconds. Add milk to blender and mix again. Add fruit, yogurt, honey, vanilla, spices, protein powder, flax seed, and kale. Blend on high until smooth.
Place in a container with a pour spout and refrigerate overnight. Pour into a glass in the morning and drink as you get ready for the day.
2 – 3 servings