As a busy innkeeper I don’t always eat right. We serve a lot of comfort food at our Eastern Shore of Maryland inn because our guests come here to spend a few relaxing days and enjoy our food. Although we use fresh local fruits and vegetables and free range eggs, it doesn’t necessarily become a low-carb and low-fat dish. If I make myself one of these smoothies first thing in the AM, I’m not tempted later to indulge.
1/2 cup fat-free buttermilk or Greek yogurt
1 ripe banana
1 cup fresh or frozen berries. I used strawberries.
1 apple, cored but not peeled. In season I use a peach.
1 – 2 oranges, juice only
1/2 cup old fashioned rolled oats, I use organic I can buy in bulk at the health food store.
1/4 cup chia seeds, you can find these at a heath food store as well
1/4 cup raw almonds
Add all ingredients to a blender and blend on high until smooth. About 30 to 60 seconds depending on your blender. If it’s too thick add a little water.
Add a cup of ice and crush/blend for another 15 -25 seconds. Pour into a tall glasses or two smaller ones and share one. Enjoy!
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