That's right, you can drink your oats with this healthy smoothie recipe. Plus it only takes about 15 minutes to whip up, so there's no excuse to miss breakfast.



  • ½ cup water

  • ⅓ cup quick-cooking rolled oats

  • ½ cup light almond milk or fat-free milk

  • ¾ cup fresh or frozen unsweetened strawberries, partially thawed

  • ½ cup fresh or frozen unsweetened pitted dark sweet cherries, partially thawed

  • 1 – 2 tablespoon almond butter

  • 1 tablespoon honey

  • ½ cup small ice cubes


  • In a medium bowl combine water and oats. Microwave 1 minute. Stir in 1/4 cup of the milk. Microwave 30 to 50 seconds more or until oats are very tender. Cool 5 minutes.

    In a blender combine oat mixture, the remaining 1/4 cup milk, and the next four ingredients (through honey). Cover and blend until smooth, scraping container as needed. Add ice cubes; cover and blend until smooth. If desired, top each serving with additional fruit.

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This recipe easily doubles to make 6 servings.

Out the Door

Pour smoothies into insulated travel mugs or bottles.

Nutrition Facts

121 calories, 4 g fat (0 g saturated fat, 1 g polyunsaturated fat, 2 g monounsaturated fat), 0 mg cholesterol, 41 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrates, 3 g fiber, 12 g sugar, 3 g protein.