Sunday, February 24, 2013

Pina Colada Oatmeal Smoothies



We drink a lot (!) of smoothies at our house.  Sometimes hubs just isn't in the       mood for a warm breakfast and so we'll share a smoothie. 

I was so happy to see this recipe at Calculus to Cupcakes. The recipe comes down the line from Martha Stewart...somewhere back in it's beginnings. I LOVE Pina Colada anything....and had everything on hand too.  That always makes a recipe a winner with me. 

And it's a healthier recipe.  That always grabs me by the neck too. 

The Greek Yogurt adds protein, the oatmeal adds some more, and I even added half a scoop of protein powder too.  Not only delicious, but it will sustain us for the morning too. 

Just in case you've never had oatmeal in a smoothie before, the oatmeal gets ground up and you don't even notice it. 

This recipe makes 4 servings, but can easily be halved. 



PINA COLADA OATMEAL SMOOTHIES
2 -1/2 c. pineapple
1 c. fat free Greek yogurt
1 c. dry oats
1 - 14 ozs. can light coconut milk
2 bananas, peeled and sliced
1 scoop vanilla protein powder, optional
2 c. ice

Place all ingredients except protein powder & ice into the container of a blender or food processor.  Process/blend until smooth.  Add the p.powder & ice and process/blend until it reaches the desired consistency you love most.
Pour, Serve & Enjoy!! 

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