Thursday, March 7, 2013

Strawberry-Banana Smoothie

My husband and I are still doing smoothies and juices for breakfast, a few times a week. As part of that I made this dairy free smoothie which was a big hit. I saw this recipe on an Indian cooking show based on healthy recipes.
Ingredients (2-3 servings)
Uncooked oats – ½ cup
Strawberries – 4-5
Banana – 1-1½
Honey (optional)
Water for cooking the oats and blending the smoothie – 2½ cups (approx)
Place 1 ½ cups of water and ½ cup oats in a small saucepan and bring it to a boil. Once it starts boiling, reduce the heat and stir until thick and creamy. Remove from the stove and allow it to cool.(I placed mine in a glass container and put it in the freezer for faster cooling. You could also place the saucepan in a vessel filled with cold water.) While the cooked oats are chilling, chop the strawberries and bananas and keep ready.
Once the oats are completely cooled, pour a little water into the blender, add the oats and the cut fruits and blend away. Taste for sweetness and add honey if required.
Pour into glasses and slurp!!! Bon Appetit.
Our opinion about the smoothie: We did not miss the yogurt/milk and the oats kept us full almost until lunch time. You could also add some walnuts or almonds for extra nutritive value. Fruits that will taste good in this form, I think, are Sapotta (Chikku), Apples, Blackberries, Blueberries, Mango, and  Papaya. Feel free to experiment and let us know your favorite combinations.

Recipe linked to Carole's Chatter Food on Friday: Breakfast Dishes


  1. Love to have this shake, incredibly irresistible.

  2. Even we love smoothies for breakfast :-) lovely combo

  3. Great combination of oats , strawberry and banana.. perfect breakfast!

  4. Yep, it was delicious and filling, Gauri.

  5. have taken the receipe. will let u knw once i try it.

  6. Aparna, thanks very much for stopping by and linking in with Food on friday. I am blown away by all the different breakfast dishes - over 170 now!

  7. Lovely, your weekly compilations are truly interesting.

  8. Can I get one of these right this minute? Looks & sounds delicious.

    Great site.


  9. Thank you so much, Chef Jeff :-). You should try it out.