After getting harassed on Twitter yesterday by these lovely ladies I figured I had to post something otherwise they might start a riot. Of course, if it means they’d come banging down my door I’m not sure that’d necessarily be a bad thing because at least then we could all hang out, but that’s beside the point…
Anyway, Melissa told me to post a recipe and while I am not the most creative cook out there (I like to take a recipe that’s already in place and then tweak it to my needs, not create from scratch), I have been enjoying the most wonderful smoothie the last few days.
Of course, that means I should probably preface this with something regarding my relationship with smoothies, right? Isn’t that what bloggers do? Sit down, this is a good one.
I’ve been drinking smoothies for a long time. In fact, I’ve been drinking them ever since I started working out and I found out that my mom drank them. If smoothies are good enough for her, well then they’re good enough for me too!
You are welcome for the Paint picture, by the way. I am much too busy to be bothered with something professional looking like Picnik.
However I took a short break from them when I stopped lifting weights. You see where this is going, right? With my return to weight-lifting came the return of the smoothie. After starting Live Fit I got really good at making a smoothie as soon as I walked through the door from the gym every morning. Now I can’t imagine not having one in the mornings.
But until recently I haven’t necessarily been very adventurous when it comes to smoothie-making. Can you even be adventurous in smoothie-making? I’m not sure. But regardless, my typical smoothies consist of some form of milk, a banana, protein powder, and frozen fruit. If I want to add some nutritional punch to it then I’ll throw in some spinach. This is a good story so far, isn’t it?
However this week I had to save my frozen fruit for homemade sangria. It’s all about priorities, right? A banana, protein powder, and milk just wasn’t going to cut it, but I wasn’t ready to cut out my daily smoothie so I had to improvise. And thus the oatmeal smoothie was born.
Makes enough for one smoothie
- 1 banana
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- cinnamon to taste
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- ice as needed
- 2 tablespoons quick-cooking oats
- 1/2 c milk
Nothing ground-breaking going on over here. In fact, you’ve probably already heard of or made oatmeal smoothies. But I hadn’t. And that is how I made a post out of nothing.
What’s been up?
Also, send me your favorite smoothie recipes.