Friday, December 19, 2008

Banana Oat Smoothie

From Everyday Food and Husband-Tested in Alice’s Kitchen
Serves 2

This is a delicious and very quick and easy to make. You probably already have the ingredients in your kitchen. Jim and I had this yesterday afternoon for a healthy snack after doing what I call “Cinderella cleaning” in preparation for our holiday guests. I think this will also be a hit with the kids. It would make a good-for-you high fiber breakfast too. The recipe says it makes one serving, but it filled two glasses for us. We both thought our portions were plenty filling. The banana (if it’s really ripe) makes this quite sweet, so you could probably cut back on the honey if you wish.

¼ cup old-fashioned rolled oats
½ cup plain low-fat yogurt
1 banana (cut into chunks)
½ fat-free milk
2 teaspoons honey (or less)
¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

In a blender, combine all of the ingredients. Puree until smooth. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Information for 2 Servings: 342 calories; 3.9 grams fat (1.6 sat. fat); 14.7 grams protein; 67.4 grams carb; 5.3 grams fiber

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