Tuesday, December 14, 2010

PB &J Oatmeal Smoothie

This is my adaptation of a recipe from The Frugal Foodie Cookbook: Waste-Not Recipes for the Wise Cook. Everyone in our house loves smoothies and Luc especially goes nuts for them. The oatmeal in this smoothie, while it sounds weird, lends a nice texture and makes this smoothie really a breakfast in a glass. It also makes a great mess-free snack if you put it in an insulated cup for when you are on the go. I grind a couple cups of oats at a time and keep in a container in the cupboard, making this really quick to throw together. This recipe is suitable for babies over age one due to the inclusion of nuts and milk.

PB & J Oatmeal Smoothie

-1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats, ground fine in a coffee grinder or food processor.
- 1 cup milk
- 2 tbsp peanut butter
- 1/4 cup fresh or frozen raspberries
- 1/2 cup ice

Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until yummy. Sweeten to taste with honey or agave nectar (it will vary depending on how tart your berries are). Makes 2 toddler servings. You can keep it in the fridge but you may have to thin with a little extra milk before serving as it thickens up a little.


  1. Eric loves this smoothie! Thank you for your suggestion!!!

  2. Hi Michelle, I'm Dre's new neighbour, Lu. I'll be coming by your delicious blog on a regular basis to check out your fun ideas for like you, I just love to cook. Here is a suggestion of a secret ingredient to add to any smoothie that you most probably know: organic chia seeds. They contain lots of fiber and calcium while giving this soft texture to the drink and thicknest if you let it sit five minutes or so before serving it. Enjoy!

  3. Welcome, Lu and thanks for the suggestion, I've actually been meaning to try chia seeds because I've heard about how nutritious they are, but I wasn't sure how best to use them. I will definitely try them as a smoothie add-in!


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