Apr 13, 2009

My Quick Breakfast Smoothie

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.. But what do you do on days when you are in a hurry to get to work or school and busy packing lunches and you have absolutely no time to fix up a breakfast? Get a bowl of cereal filled with loads of sugar? I guess that is the case with many.

I do have a bowl of cereal once in a while. Elaborate breakfasts are reserved for the weekends. On weekend mornings, we have a bowl of oatmeal with nuts and fruits. Our recent addiction is this quick breakfast smoothie filled with the goodness of oats, nuts and fruits. Yes this smoothie contains oats!

Just add all the ingredients in a blender and blend to the required consistency. And the smoothie gets ready in minutes. You can add ingredients depending on your taste and liking. It contains no sugar. it gets its natural sweetness from the fruits and dates.

The smoothie is also good-to-go. Just fill in a bottle of this delicious smoothie and you can carry it along with you and have it any time during the day!

Here is my version!

Ingredients (Makes 2 tall glasses)

Orange - 1
Banana - 1
Kiwi - 1
Soaked almonds - 5
Dates - 4
Flax seeds - 1 teaspoon
Oats - 1/4 cup
Milk - 1/2 cup

Directions

Peel the orange and kiwi. Chop the dates and banana roughly. Add all the ingredients in a blender and pulse it for about 3 to 4 times. You can increase or decrease the amount of milk to get the desired consistency. I added orange and kiwi as I had them on hand.

Feel free to use any fruit you like. Other options include oat bran, wheat bran, peanut butter, honey etc.

Enjoy this nutritious and power packed smoothie!!

Sending this quick smoothie to Single serving Recipes hosted by Sahaja

15 minute cooking hosted by Mahimaa

Eating with the seasons hosted at Maninas

RD for Summer hosted at Chandrabhaga

WYF:Breakfasts hosted by EC

Am also sending the following drinks for The RD for Summer event!

Blackberry Smoothie

Mango Lassi

Tangy Panaka

இனிய தமிழ் புத்தாண்டு நல்வாழ்த்துக்கள்!!



44 comments:

  1. Wow Divya, such a healthy and delicious smoothie:)pic looks really gorgeous..

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  2. Quick and healthy, love the thought of flax and oats...

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  3. That smoothie packs so much nutrition. Never thought of adding oats to a smoothie, does it alter the texture?

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  4. power smoothie... I like smoothies... But I always wonder if it keep you full for the whole of morning... should try this out and see for myself... love the addition of oats. :)

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  5. Comfort smoothie..Healthy Breakfast...Great way to start the day..

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  6. healthy, quick smoothie..looks delicious

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  7. Liked that you added oats and flax seeds as well. Plus nuts too. Complete meal in one and quick to make. Nice one, Divya!

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  8. Hi Divya! Thanks for visiting my blog! Your blog is terrific! I ABSOLUTELY love Indian Cuisine. It is very similar to Southeast Asian cuisine, so I find a sense of comfort with it. I'll definitely look into your recipes page. :-)

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  9. Indhu, due to the addition of oats this smoothie keeps you full for 3 to 4 hours.
    Pavani,the oats gives a thick consistency to the smoothie. Doesnt alter the texture much.

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  10. Breakfast in a glass! I don't mind oats and fruit this way.

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  11. Thats a great one Divya..:)..Everything in one glass..:)

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  12. Wow ! the smoothie looks super easy to whip out & super healthy too.

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  13. Nice idea of adding oats to a smoothie..

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  14. Smoothies are the best! Refreshing with no guilt..I like the addition of oats in your recipe.

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  15. Puthanzu nal vazthukal! That's definitely an interesting smoothie - I very rarely have cereals or smoothies for breakfast.

    I prefer some heavy duty breakfast with a lot of carb to keep me going till lunch.But the oats in this should take care of that!

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  16. hi Divya..lovely n healthy..thanks for coming over to my blog..its literally dead most of the time..and I did see abt ur aval payasam, floating around the web world..my!!!..why alone the same snap at different places..hummm

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  17. Healthy way to start the morning! Looks yummy!

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  18. Real quick wholesome fruity breakfast:)

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  19. I love breakfasts such as these...

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  20. Puthaandu Nalvazhthukkal to you too :-) Smoothies seem to be the perfect way to get a good breakfast into me. Your combo sounds yummy.

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  21. En inniya Puthandu naal Vazthukal Div!

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  22. This is a very nice idea to avoid lumps of sugar with oats. Smoothie looks yummy.

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  23. Hi Divya, love the almonds and bananas in the shake. I gotta try it with soymilk.

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  24. woo its indeed a nice breafast smoothie..looks delicious..

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  25. Very healthy smoothie :) Happy new year!

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  26. Love the smoothie! I am a smoothie fan and this is perfect for me! Looks great and energetic Divya! A very happy new year to you and your family too!

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  27. That's a different combination I have not tried Divya. Happy New Year to you too.

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  28. This will def keep you going throughout the morning!

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  29. Divya, I just saw your "Paneer Paratha" picture here. Check out:

    http://recipe.akanshaz.com/?p=265

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  30. Wow..A healthy ,rich n delicious smoothie!

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  31. Puthandu vaazhthukal divya. Hope you had a good celebration. That smoothie looks so filling and healthy - awesome.

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  32. I love all quick fix breakfast items! Love the smoothie, still better! :)

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  33. Lovely Smoothie... Looks gr8! Thanks for sending it to my event!

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  34. Quick n easy! And very healthy too with fruits and flaxseeds. I love this.

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  35. What a healthy way to start the day. I love your blog. Do visit mine, when you get a chance

    www.kaipakkuvam.wordpress.com

    Thanks,
    Indu

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  36. Hi Divya ,today I was looking at your smoothies they are awesome.Super easy and super healthy.Would surely try them.

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