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raspberry-banana oat smoothie

you’re probably wondering if regular ol’ Amy has been abducted + replaced by a new, improved, healthier Amy. i mean, two healthy, non-dessert recipes in a row? i assure you – it’s still the same Amy behind the screen! i was just so pleasantly surprised with the great response that my healthified whole wheat applesauce oat muffins got that i decided to throw another healthy snack your way. so today, i present to you: a truly amazing smoothie, full of delicious flavor + a ton of great nutrition.

when i first saw this recipe, i was intrigued, but a bit nervous to try it. uncooked oats? in a smoothie? i decided to take a chance, + give it a try. let me tell you – i’m soooo glad i did. the oats add a fabulous subtle oat flavor + great body to the smoothie – they blend down completely, so you still get a traditional smooth texture, with the added benefit of the nutrition from the oats. the sweetness of the raspberries + honey, the creamy tartness of the yogurt, + the lightness of the coconut water all work wonderfully together. of all the smoothies I’ve made at home, this is truly my favorite so far. score another point for snacks that are both healthy AND delicious!


raspberry-banana oat smoothie

makes 2 smoothies, adapted from martha stewart

ingredients

1 cup ice
1/2 cup frozen raspberries
1/2 cup plain lowfat yogurt
1 banana
1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
1 tablespoon honey (optional – i usually omit the honey because the raspberries have so much natural sweetness)
1 cup coconut water (or other liquid, such as juice)

directions

place ice + raspberries in the bottom of blender, + all other ingredients on top. blend until completely smooth. serve.