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Fruit Oat Smoothies

Makes 2 servings

smoothie fruit

The addition of oats to this smoothie adds fiber, which has several health benefits and helps to slow your digestion, making you feel full longer.

While smoothies are an easy and delicious way to incorporate fruits into a meal, they’re also a wonderful way to pack more servings of vegetables into our day. Make this fruit oat smoothie green by adding a handful of spinach, kale, or other leafy green. For seasonal green smoothie ideas, visit Whole Life Nutrition.

Ingredients

1 ripe banana
1 cup fruit of your choice (canned, frozen or fresh)
2 heaping tablespoons plain yogurt
¼ cup quick cook oats (not instant)
½ cup of 1% milk, soy milk, or apple juice
½ cup orange juice
5 ice cubes

Directions

Combine all ingredients in a blender, and blend until smooth.  If you prefer a thinner consistency, add more milk.  A small amount of honey can be added to sweeten to taste.

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