The last couple of days have been wonderful – weather wise. The skies cleared, and it was actually in the 40’s. Productive for getting outside and finishing up yard work leftover. The blueberry bushes are putting on the first signs of spring, the first new leaves are budding! Which means it is time to start planning for summer 🙂 Alistaire was having a lot of fun, mobile and digging in the beds –
Walker was being a big boy – he went and got “his” rake and started raking up leaves. That made me so proud of him, he really loves gardening. I am SO not denying him a chance to rake 😉
The other morning I took Walker and Alisatire out to coffee while we waited for our oil to be changed. Thankfully the dealership is just across the street from Starbucks. Which might be a big reason I like that dealership 😉 Walker was contemplating his donut, which he ate the entire thing. Yummers. I enjoy taking them out for Mom & Son outings, they are great companions.
But I digress, back to what I was supposed to be talking about – the drink of the day!
Pinterest is always full of overnight/refrigerator oat recipes…which I cannot say I like personally. I happen to like my oatmeal cooked. But it did cross my mind that maybe I would like oats in a smoothie. The secret is soaking the oats overnight, plumping them up. A quick blend in the Vitamix and off you go – with a bowl of drinkable oatmeal 😉 Fair warning – while delicious, you will notice the texture of the finely ground oats. I liked it, will you? You never know!
Peaches and Cream Oatmeal Smoothie
- 1 cup unsweetened almond or coconut milk
- ½ cup old-fashioned oats
- 1 Tbsp raw honey, agave nectar or maple syrup
- ½ tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 large or 2 small ripe bananas
- 1 cup frozen unsweetened peach slices
- 1 cup ice cubes
Stir the milk though cinnamon together in a small container, seal and refrigerate overnight.
Scrape into a high-speed blender, add peaches and ice. Process on high, tamping constantly, until smooth.
Serve immediately with a wide straw.
Makes about 20 ounces.