Not your typical fruit smoothie! The combination of fresh or frozen fruit, kefir, and whole grain Quaker© oats makes this smoothie a well-rounded breakfast.
1/2 cup rolled Quaker© oats
1 cup milk
1/2 ea banana, 6″
1/4 cup strawberries, fresh or frozen
3/4 cup vanilla Kefir
3 ea ice cubes
1 ea strawberry, fresh (for garnish)
To make oatmeal:
- Combine rolled oats and milk in saucepan; simmer for 5 minutes or until oats have absorbed a majority of the milk. Oatmeal will yield 1 cup.
- Let cool.
To make smoothie:
- In blender, combine 1 cup cooked oatmeal, half of a ripe banana, 1/4 cup frozen (or fresh) strawberries, 3/4 cup Kefir, and ice cubes. Blend until smooth.
- Serve immediately with fresh strawberry garnish (optional).