Monday, May 21, 2012

Hello everyone, Happy Monday :) It's a beautiful rainy day up here in my neck of the woods. Thank you for the feedback on my question about allowing friends/family to read the blogs and your opinions about sharing personal information. I have decided that I am comfortable with what I share, but I will remember to be cautious in what I say.

This weekend I made some lemon coconut flour bread which delighted hubby since I haven't made it in awhile. Our local health food store Huckleberries had their quarterly sale on their natural living section, so I picked up some strawberry banana barleans and the lemon barleans for my Mom. The past several days I have been making a recipe I found on Pinterest :)  From the make-ahead oatmeal smoothies. It's a wonderful idea, used the recipe for strawberry banana as a starting point

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make-ahead smoothies from
Strawberry Banana Oatmeal Smoothie from
  • 1/4 cup uncooked oats (old fashioned rolled oats recommended; do not use steel cut oats)
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried chia seeds
  • 3/4 cup skim milk
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup low-fat yogurt (Greek yogurt recommended)
  • 1/2 cup fresh quartered strawberries
  • 1/2 cup fresh banana slices
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-2 teaspoons honey, optional (or substitute preferred sweetener)

  • Here is what I did:
    1/4c uncooked old fashioned oatmeal
    2 T chia seeds
    3 strawberries
    3/4c unsweetened almond milk
    3 fresh strawberries
    a squirt of barleans strawberry banana

    The options on the make ahead smoothies are endless...hubby is very happy that I have started experimenting making them. He was especially happy when he woke up late on Friday and as he was rushing out the door I handed him a smoothie and a lunch.


    1. This sounds good Katie! I've been making myself a smoothie every morning for the best week also. Mine is just a bit of fruit, yogurt, coconut milk and a bit of Psyllium husk powder. I think it's really helping.

    2. That sounds great. I love pinterest, but I'm also addicted to it! Hugs to you from me!

    3. I love shakes... I have one every morning for breakfast. Would love to try this one to mix things up a bit. Thanks for posting and have a great week :)

    4. I really like adding some spinach to my smoothies. The taste is mild. Nice to hear from you-take care.

    5. Your version is much more BFC friendly and sound real good - I will try it. Have a great day :-)

    6. I love to see really high sugar recipes converted! I dont know about the oatmeal in my smoothie! Though people always tell me the same thing with my spinach drink. :)

    7. The smoothie sounds great! I guess I'm not very creative because I usually just make a Jay Robb shake :) Anyhow, You sound like such a nice wife.....Hope the hubby appreciated the smoothie and lunch.

    8. Sounds great! I've never been a big fan of smoothies for breakfast, because they always make me feel low blood sugar in an hour, no matter what they have in them. Yours sound yummy, though.

    9. You are a good wife:) Finding things that you enjoy eating and fit in the plan are 1/2 the battle!
      I was not ready for this chilly weather to come back! I am freezing today.