Food Tales: Oat Couture


I feel as though I am constantly talking about how much food it takes to fill me up, but it really makes up the core of all the recipes I swear by and this smoothie recipe is no exception! 
I’m all about fast, healthy and filling meals, especially when it comes to breakfast. This smoothie recipe isn’t that much different from the usual except for one extra ingredient: Oats. The recipe is so simple, that this may be our shortest article yet! 

Shan's Oat Couture Smoothie

Ingredients:
1 cup Kefir
2 bananas (frozen if you want it nice and icy like me, plus you can save on the ice cubes)
Handful of berries
1/2 cup rolled oats


A quick side note:
Don’t be afraid to experiment with ingredients: The general structure is more or less a liquid base, fruits and rolled oats. So for example, you can use milk, greek yoghurt, regular yoghurt, coconut milk etc. depending on the taste and consistency you want. I personally like kefir because it’s almost like a runnier yoghurt which makes my smoothies less thick. To make your smoothie super hearty, try using greek yoghurt instead! 

As for the oats, I generally avoid instant oats because it has much less fibre and if it’s all getting blitzed up, you might as well use the more beneficial option! And I don’t use my usual steel cut oats for this recipe because it doesn’t blend as well and you end up getting hard bits of oat. 
To freeze the fruits, I reuse the same ziplock bag and replenish it with chopped fruits for tomorrow’s breakfast.

Step-by-Step

Step 1:
Add all ingredients into the blender.


Step 2:
Blend until smooth or if you like it chunky, just give it a couple of pluses.

And if you prefer something more chocolate-y and milky, here’s an alternative recipe. I did this for The Photographer who prefers things a little sweeter. 

Valerie’s Oat Couture Smoothie

Ingredients:
1 cup milk
2 bananas
2 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon honey
1/2 cup rolled oats

Add and blend... and off we go! 

With this recipe, there is always time for a healthy, hearty breakfast!