Oatmeal Banana Shake

This is what I’m having from breakfast these days.  It’s actually an improvement, I am – or was- one of those people who don’t have breakfast. Ever. I got used to it since high school, those extra snooze minutes are valuable and I always traded food for sleep.  Mariano and I talked about trying to eat healthy meals and leave the cravings for the weekends, so we have this shake for breakfast, which is quite filling. This recipe will yield 4 glasses, so we each have two. :)
I’ve only tried it with banana or strawberries (or both) because these are the 2 varieties of fruits I have in my fridge right now. Maybe I’ll try some blackberries, or blueberries and banana?

To be honest, there are 2 things that have motivated me to incorporate even healthier meals to my everyday menus. One is Mariano’s tummy ache issues, (which have improved) and the other is… I’m a mom.  Setting the example to take care of yourself and to practice healthy habits is a responsibility that we have as parents.  Our kids are watching us, so we need to be a good example.

Of course, this is a cooking blog and cooking is what we love.  Including healthy recipes is not new to us, but we firmly believe that food is one of the pleasures in life, you just have to know how to eat it right.  We will also continue to share dessert, baking, candy and all sorts of recipes with you!  You have not lost us.   There will be bacon… we’re just not having it every day.

Oatmeal Banana Shake

Oatmeal Banana Shake

Recipe adapted from SkinnyTaste.com
Serves 4

Ingredients:

2/3 cup quick oats
1 banana
3 cups 2% or fat free milk
1 cup ice
3 tbsp honey
2 tsp ground cinnamon

 Procedure:

  1. In a blender add all ingredients: oats, banana, milk, honey, cinnamon and ice.
  2. Blend on high until very smooth.

Note:
As a variation you can try replacing the banana for about 8 strawberries and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla.

Oatmeal Banana Shake

Oatmeal Banana Shake

Oatmeal Banana Shake

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