Oatmeal smoothie {recipe}

oatmealA few years ago I had constant heartburn. I guess it was related to my diet or perhaps it was the stress of university in another country but I started researching what foods to eat in order to calm my stomach acids.

Turns out the ideal foods for me are neutral foods such as oatmeal, apples, pears and bananas. I started searching and came across this recipe for an oatmeal smoothie. And since I had heard so much about how cinnamon is the number one ingredient in fat loss (an endeavor I have since abandoned) I decided to add cinnamon.

Big mistake!

My heartburn got so bad I could barely stand up straight. When I tried the recipe without the cinnamon, however, I was in business

Now, it tastes best if the fruit is frozen, so what I usually do is chop the fruit, put it in ziploc bags and freeze them before using them for a smoothie but it tastes good with fresh fruit as well.

 

Ingredients:

1 cup oats

2 cups milk (or soy milk)

1 banana, chopped

1/2 pear, chopped

1/2 apple, chopped

 

Directions:

Mix well in a blender or with a magic bullet, serve in a tall glass and drink with a straw.

 

Notes:

This really makes for two portions so I would save half in the fridge to drink later If you want it even thicker, try only 1 cup of milk, which makes it a more of a porridge-like consistency.

 

I’d love to know if you try this recipe and how you liked it. Do you even like smoothies? What smoothie recipes are your favorites?

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