Unfortunately, I spend a lot of time in the car. Therefore, breakfasts for on-the-go are a must most days of the work week. And if I don’t have a plan for breakfast, my car wants to do an autopilot to Tim Hortons for more than just my morning cup of joe.
I really enjoy smoothies and make them often, but I have to admit that no matter how HUGE they may be, they don’t tend to keep me satisfied until lunch.
That is, until I added oats to my smoothie.
Not only do the oats add lots of fiber and staying power, but they help to make the smoothie creamy, thick, and rich. As for protein, this smoothie uses Greek yogurt to add some balance and increase satiety.
For whatever reason, people feel they have to justify what they’re eating when they’re around an RD.
Case in point. Yesterday afternoon my boss was SWAMPED at work and being the only nurse at the unit, she couldn’t leave. She hadn’t eaten all day and finally asked me to go to Chipotle and grab her a burrito. She followed up her request with, “Next week, I’m going on a green smoothie diet!”
After great success with this recipe and staving off hunger until lunch, I suggested oats to my new boss and her smoothie endeavors. She seems to think that I’m the most brilliant dietitian to ever walk the face of the earth. And you know what? I’m going to let her think that!
There, I let you in on my little secret…that I have Martha and Pinterest to thank for 😉
Oatmeal Smoothie adapted from Martha Stewart
1 cup ice
1 cup frozen raspberries
1/2 cup plain 0% fat Greek yogurt
1 banana, peeled
1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
1 Tbsp honey
1 cup fat-free milk, or milk of choice
Place ice and raspberries in the bottom of blender, and all other ingredients on top. Whir until completely smooth. Yield: 2 servings (about 1 3/4 cup each).
Nutrition Information (per serving): 260 calories; 2 g. fat; 2 g. cholesterol; 83 mg. sodium; 51.5 g. carbohydrate; 7.5 g. fiber; 12.5 g. protein
Result: Creamy, rich, and filling! This is a great smoothie for a quick, on-the-go breakfast that’s packed with nutrition…and fiber!
Not much going on this weekend…just some errands, workouts, hockey, grading, and lesson planning.