Smoothie Week: Strawberry Cherry Oatmeal Smoothies

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Strawberry cherry oatmeal smoothies are hearty and filling, making them the perfect quick breakfast solution. Quick-cooking oats are quickly cooked until creamy. Once cooled, they are added to a blender along with a banana, strawberries, cherries, yogurt and almond milk. Blended until smooth, the result is the perfect comforting smoothie with all the right nutrients!

Strawberry Cherry Oatmeal Smoothies are hearty and filling, making them the perfect quick breakfast solution!


Do you guys ever feel like life can be super hard and even kind of mundane? I don’t know if it’s because the holidays are over, and we are all trying to stick to those New Year’s resolutions without trying to give up the things in life that make us happy…or you get on yourself for NOT keeping up with New Year’s resolutions and you beat yourself up for it…I feel like there is no happy medium. I tend to beat myself up for not keeping to resolutions, healthy eating habits, or a strict schedule. It’s like if I wander from my list for one minute, then the whole thing is not worth finishing. Does this make sense? I mean I know I have a serious case of OCD, but I feel like ever since the New Year, it has gotten so much worse!

It’s a good thing I have stayed on track with my smoothies. I’m not saying I’m turning into a health nut. That would just be sad for everyone. One of the things I pride myself on is my ability to come up with super comforting and creative recipe. I have never been one to count the calories or watch what I eat, but ever since I turned 30, I feel like I should probably start paying a LITTLE bit of attention. My smoothies are one of the things that has kept me on the straight and narrow, and this strawberry cherry oatmeal smoothie is one of my favorites. Oatmeal is such a great ingredient to add to smoothies. It adds a certain kind of texture and earthy flavor that really compliments the tart fruit.

Do you guys have something that you have a hard time sticking to? Is it a daily to-do list that runs away from you, keeping up with running or hitting the gym a couple days a week, or sticking to a strict diet? I’d like to know! Leave your responses in the comments below! … and give this strawberry cherry oatmeal smoothie a shot! It’s super delicious and freezer-friendly! xoxo

Strawberry Cherry Oatmeal Smoothies are hearty and filling, making them the perfect quick breakfast solution!


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Strawberry Cherry Oatmeal Smoothies are hearty and filling, making them the perfect quick breakfast solution!

Smoothie Week: Strawberry Cherry Oatmeal Smoothies
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
10 min
Yield
4

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup quick oats
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen tart cherries (pitted)
  • 1/2 cup strawberries
  • 1/4 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup vanilla almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons honey

Instructions

  • In a small saucepan, combine the oats and the water. Heat over medium heat, whisking until they become creamy and bubbly. Remove from heat and set aside to cool slightly.
  • In the pitcher of a high-powered blender, combine the banana, cherries, strawberries, yogurt, almond milk, honey and cooled oats. Pulse 3-4 times to break up the ingredients and then blend on high speed for about 1 minute or until smooth.
  • Serve immediately or pour into an airtight, freezer-safe container to freeze for about 2 months. When you go to defrost, place in the fridge for about 24 hours before serving.
http://www.cookingandbeer.com/2016/01/smoothie-week-strawberry-cherry-oatmeal-smoothies/

Strawberry Cherry Oatmeal Smoothies are hearty and filling, making them the perfect quick breakfast solution!

 

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  • http://www.whiskandshout.com Medha @ Whisk & Shout

    Totally loving the oatmeal in here! So yum :)

  • Teri Giese

    I keep trying to get to bed earlier, so I then will get up earlier! Maybe is cuz am over 50?!Like am becoming nocturnal? Then am NOT a morning person and takes forever to get going! Yikes! Trying to just not stress and sleep when am tired. If I force it,oh no, is bad. Anyway, aside from horrible ADHD, that is my only issue, and is not so bad?!

  • Bintu | Recipes from a Pantry

    I love smoothies like this that are great for breakfast AND dessert. It’s my mission to try more smoothies in 2016. Thanks for sharing!

  • Erin @ Dinners, Dishes…

    Love this flavor for a smoothie!! And I agree completely – life is about balance and moderation. You have to still have fun and create great recipes. But starting the day off with a healthy, yummy recipe is always a good idea!

  • http://www.bakelovegive.com/ kimberly.ann

    I love the bright flavor of cherries – I bet they’re delicious in these smoothies.

  • Kate@Diethood

    DAYYYYUM! Definitely a gorgeous way to forget about AND, at the same time, stick to my “drink a smoothie, daily” resolution! :-D

  • http://www.texanerin.com/ Erin @ Texanerin Baking

    I have a hard time sticking to just about everything. But one thing I am good at is making smoothies. :D I’ve never tried strawberry + chocolate, though! It sounds delicious.

  • http://www.mykitchencraze.com/ Cyndi – My Kitchen Craze

    I have an extremely hard time following any sort of eating plan and my NY resolutions. I don’t know why, but I just can’t seem to do it. I do love to make smoothies for lunch when the family’s at work and school. Just something to make me feel healthy, hehe. This smoothie looks perfect for those lunches. Love that you used all healthy ingredients too. Winner!

  • http://blackberrybabe.com Michelle (Blackberry Babe)

    I’m always looking for ways to use up oats! Love these!

  • Bam’s Kitchen

    I have been on the look out for some new and interesting smoothies as my youngest boy loves to have one every am before school. Love your fun creation and have pinned it to my recipes I want to try!