Friday, 13 September 2013

Breakfast Challenge Week 4: Chocolate Banana Oats Smoothie


I have heard a lot about breakfast smoothies and seen a lot of recipes. But I have never tried them really.

Smoothies are fruits and flavours, and sometimes oats, blended in milk to make a thick shake. There are many variants of smoothies too. There can be made with fruits and yoghurt blended together with honey for a low calorie version of the smoothie. They are quick and easy to make, nutritious with milk, fruits and oats, delicious and very filling. Today, I tried making a smoothie for the first time with milk, bananas, chocolate and oats. One glass of it in the morning at around 8 a.m. had me going till 12 noon.  

Chocolate Banana Oats Smoothie

Preparation Time: 7 minutes

Ingredients

2 tbsps oats
1 large banana/ 2 small bananas
150 ml milk
1 tbsp drinking chocolate
1 tsp sugar or 2 tsps honey (optional for sweetness)
3 cubes ice (optional)

Method

Soak the oats for about 5 minutes. Chop the banana. In a blender, blend together all the smoothie ingredients. Add ice if you wish; the milk I had was using was cold, so I did not need it.

Pour this rich thick shake into a tall glass or a go-cup and enjoy! 


Chocolate Banana Oats Smoothie enjoyed in the balcony!