Not only is a smoothie a great way to boost your fruit intake, but it can be a filling meal as well when you add some yoghurt and oats. This Triple Berry Oat Smoothie will definitely add some colour to your morning and keep you going until your next meal or snack.
Our go-to fruit when it comes to a smoothie is berries. We always have plenty of them in our fridge due to a berry obsessed toddler, they have plenty of flavour, they are lower in sugar than other fruits and just look at the colour that it give a smoothie!
We are big advocates of eating whole fruit, but when you need something in a rush, drinking a smoothie just seems so much easier and has been a bit of a life saver since having kids. So, we like to consider ourselves a bit of an authority on smoothies now and you will be seeing lots of smoothie recipes. Filling ones too, because a smoothie can and should be filling, you just have to bulk them out a bit.
Smoothies not your thing? You could also use less milk and a few more oats and it turns in to a thick dessert. Sprinkle with some chocolate chips and you have yourself a dessert.
This is definitely a filling smoothie and is filling enough to have as a light breakfast or snack. The reason why it is so filling is because we added some rolled oats and Greek yoghurt to it. You can make it more filling by adding a banana or some avocado to it. The oats make it nice and creamy to.
Frozen Fruit Smoothie
We try to eat seasonally as much as possible in our house, but we aren’t totally strict about that, although it’s something we will try to be better with this year. We try to keep our fresh berry eating to just the summer months when they are at their best, but that doesn’t mean that we have to miss out, because you can buy some great bags of frozen berries in the supermarket now.
Healthy Berry Smoothie
This smoothie is low in calories and fat, although fairly high in sugar due to the fruit. You could balance out the sugar with a vegetable boost by adding a handful of spinach before blending.
For an even creamier smoothie, add a splash of coconut milk. It will add lots of extra flavour too. You could even add a spoonful of nut butter for an extra creamy flavour, and a protein boost.
How To Make A Fruit Smoothie
The basic ingredients needed to make a smoothie, in our opinion, are some berries, milk, yoghurt and oats. What extras you add from there are up to you. We love adding some greens, some nut butter and even some avocado for a healthy fat boost.
Ingredients needed to make a Triple Berry Oat Smoothie (serves 2)
- 120g frozen berry mixture (strawberries, raspberries and blueberries)
- 20g rolled oats
- 2 tbsp Greek yoghurt
- 1 tbsp honey
- 350ml milk (we used skimmed)
How To Make a Triple Berry Oat Smoothie – Step by Step:
One: Put all of the ingredients in to a blender and blend until smooth.
Other Smoothie Recipes To Try:
Some extra tips for this Oat Smoothie:
- If you want a thicker smoothie, add a banana or some avocado.
- We used frozen fruit (which does help to thicken it) and makes it nice and cold. But you could just use fresh fruit instead.
- To make this smoothie vegan, leave out the honey or swap it for maple syrup or another liquid sweetener.
- Add some spinach for a green boost (this will change the colour of it though).
- Make this smoothie even creamier by adding a splash of coconut milk or a spoonful of nut butter.
- Want a new dessert idea? You could also use less milk and a few more oats and it turns in to a thick dessert. Sprinkle with some chocolate chips and you have yourself a dessert.
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Triple Berry Oat Smoothie
- 120 g Dole Frozen Triple Berry Mix
- 20 g Rolled Oats
- 2 tbsp Greek Yoghurt
- 1 tbsp Honey
- 350 ml Skimmed Milk
- Put all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.