We love our smoothies, and drink them almost daily, year-round. However, with the cold winter months we often want something warming rather than an ice-cold smoothie. This recipe is a yummy example of how to make a smoothie for the colder months. It’s just like having your oatmeal in a smoothie! And stay tuned for more cold-weather smoothie tips!
Warm Berry Oatmeal Smoothie
Makes about 1 1/2 cups
¼ cup tablespoons rolled oats, uncooked
3 tablespoons raw almonds, soaked for several hours
½ teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup water
½ cup fresh berries of choice, at room temperature
honey to taste
Add oats to blender and blend until finely ground. Add almonds, cinnamon, berries and water. For most blenders, add very hot water. For blenders with the “soup” feature (like Vitamix and Blendtec), cold or warm water is fine. Blend until smooth and creamy. Blenders with soup feature will heat the mixture as it blends (about 1 minute 30 seconds to 2 minutes). Other blenders – simply blend until smooth, about 30 seconds. Add honey to taste, blending briefly to combine honey with smoothie. Sip from a mug or enjoy in a bowl with spoon.