Gluten Free Oaty Breakfast Smoothie

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

healthy oaty breakfast smoothie--7 ingredients
In an effort to be more healthy (and to use up some fruit before it expired!), I decided to try my hand at making a smoothie. I've owned a blender for years but have never used it to make a smoothie--it usually gets pulled from the cupboard when the daiquiri or margarita urge hits or for smoothing out soups!

While I'd never made one, I've always been an avid smoothie drinker, taking the approach that the professional baristas at smoothie bars could whip up a tasty, healthy treat much better than I could, what with their energy shots and immune boosters. I'll happily report that that's not the case! Even still bleary-eyed at 10 to 7 this morning, I managed this tasty drink. And scored some photos too!

For the smoothie
1/3 of a cucumber, seeds removed
1/2 cup semi-skimmed milk
1 banana
3 good-sized strawberries
3 tbsp gluten free rolled oats
4 tbsp fat free Greek yogurt
4 tbsp honey
4 ice cubes

All right, let's blend:
Blitz the oats in a blender until well ground, without making them powdery. Next, tumble in the rest of the ingredients in any order that strikes your fancy. Blitz, give it a taste and adjust any ingredients as necessary. Blitz again until smooth & enjoy!

A few notes:
  • This isn't a Slimming World recipe, but it is Slimming World friendly. In fact, I think you'd struggle to find a diet that didn't consider this a good option for breakfast as it's packed full of fruit and veg. 
  • This quick recipe was a big hit with my whole family-even my toddler loved it & I ended up making his porridge with it for his breakfast. It doesn't get any better than that, does it?


  1. If you really want to be healthy then Green Smoothies are the thing to drink.

    They may not sound good but I have yet to come across someone who dislikes them.

    Just start by using more fruit than greens then as you get used to the taste add more greens. They are full of vital nutrients. Enjoy!


  2. Hi Sandy,
    Yes, you're right, green smoothies are perfect for that! :) I have a breakfast smoothies ebook which you can download here: and am working on a green smoothies ebook to accompany it! I love a good smoothie :)


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