This recipe appears in:From the Blender: The Maine Squeeze (Blueberry, Oat, and Ginger Smoothie)
Adding a little cooked oatmeal to this blueberrry smoothie means it has serious staying power.
Note: This recipe is a great way to use leftover cooked oats. If you need to make some from scratch, bring 1 1/2 cups water to a boil in a small saucepan. Add ½ cup steel cut oats. Reduce heat to low and cook oats for 15 to 20 minutes, stirring frequently. Let cool before using.
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- 2 cups unsweetened soy milk, such as Silk, or dairy milk
- 2 cups frozen blueberries
- 1 cup cooked, cooled steel cut oats (see note above)
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh ginger
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon zest and 2 teaspoons juice from 1 lemon
Place soy milk, blueberries, steel cut oats, honey, ginger, vanilla, lemon zest, and lemon juice into blender. Blend until smooth, about 40 seconds. Serve.