I think there are two kinds of people in this world.
There is one kind that can manage mornings well. They wake up at an appropriate time, take a shower, get dressed, eat a complete well balanced breakfast and have a cup of coffee while reading the news. Mr. Maebell is that type of person.
Then there are the rest of us. The people that hit the snooze button a few too many times, rush to get ready, are lucky if their clothes match when they sprint out the door, and have to keep a hair brush in the car because chances are they didn’t do it before they left the house. Those people don’t eat breakfast because they are too busy trying to beat the clock.
I will forever be in awe of people that value being able to leisurely get ready over an extra bit of sleep. After all, I choose to starve for the better part of the morning because I don’t want to miss a minute more than I have to!
Luckily, I have found a solution. These Strawberry Oatmeal Smoothies take all of 30 seconds to make and have a full serving of fruit, oats, and milk. You can even add a scoop of protein powder to make it a more substantial breakfast!
The concept is super easy. I just combine a packet of instant oatmeal Strawberry Shortcake, frozen strawberries, honey, and milk in a blender and give it a whirl! It does not get much easier than that!
If the idea of oats in a smoothie freaks you out, don’t worry, you really can’t taste them and if you have a good blender they will be broken down well enough you will not notice they are in there. However, you can combine the oats and milk in the container of your blender the night before and let it set all night in the fridge. This basically breaks down the oats so they are super soft. When you add the rest of your ingredients it has a perfectly smooth and creamy consistency!
5 minPrep Time
5 minTotal Time
- 1 packet instant oatmeal (I used Strawberry Shortcake)
- 1 heaping cup frozen strawberries
- 2 cups milk
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend on high for 30 seconds or until smooth. Alternatively, you can combine the oats and milk the night before, then finish preparing in the morning for a smoother texture.