What do you mean, we can have our oatmeal and drink it too? :) With strawberries nonetheless, which just reminds me of spring.
Spring can’t come fast enough for us this year. February had been absolutely brutal with its extreme cold and mountains of snow. Not only that, Alex and Keith got sick although both have finally recovered. Just in time for the next challenge, of course – ice damage on the roof which soaked part of the ceiling, wall, and carpet in our family room! According to the insurance adjuster, ours is not the only home in the area having this problem but somehow, that didn’t feel too comforting. So at the moment, we have huge gaping holes in the ceiling and wall where wet drywall and insulation had to be removed. Let’s not mention the giant water stain on the carpet. :( The biggest challenge right now is to keep the inside dry while Mother Nature melts the ice outside. Like I said, spring can’t come fast enough for us this year!
Since there’s nothing much we can do until the ice is gone, let’s take a moment and savor this delicious, full of goodness smoothie and dream of warmer days to come. ;) To spring!
½ cup quick oats
1 cup milk (I use vanilla soy milk)
Frozen whole strawberries
Additional milk (again, I use soy milk)
¼ teaspoon salt
1 to 2 tablespoons sugar or to taste
Combine the first two ingredients – oats and milk in a medium, microwave-safe bowl and microwave on high for 2 minutes. Meanwhile, pour strawberries into the blender until about the 6-cup line (we have a 6-cup blender). Add milk to about the 2½-cup line, and then add the cooked oatmeal (you don’t have to wait until it’s cool), salt, and sugar. Cover and blend until smooth and thick. Makes about two to three glasses of smoothie, depending on the size of your glass.