It’s been raining for like the last week straight and apparently Hurricane Joaquin is picking up speed and sending everyone into a state of emergency. (Side note: I was pronouncing it “Joe-Quinn” instead of “Wah-keen” and now I feel really dumb). Meanwhile, my life has been spiraling into a state of emergency pretty quick too. With five exams and an essay due next week, I’ve had to time manage my life to the extreme, as in I get 42 seconds for a bathroom break every two hours kind of extreme. So, when I found this recipe for a breakfast smoothie that you can make in advance and leave in the fridge overnight, I felt like running outside and jumping for joy in as many puddles as I could find (during the 93-second break time I’ve given myself for every 4 hours of studying, of course. Can’t ruin my timetable!).

I was so excited I had to tell everyone about it (and by everyone I mean my roommate and my mom). I use the term tell loosely, because honestly I was so excited forgot the word “smoothie” and ended up calling it a “cold drink-thing with fruit and yogurt that you put in one of those whirly machines that make the loud VROOM noise” (yes, I also forgot the word for blender…). After I was finished having my mini stroke, I convinced her to try one with me so we made a batch last night in her NutriBullet and I had mine for breakfast on my walk to work.

It was FANTABULOUS!! (Additional side note: fantabulous is real a word and it’s in the dictionary!)10/10 would recommend! It was so filling, creamy, and the prefect amount of smoothie to last me all the way through work and class until I could grab some soup for lunch.  So I thought I’d share this little gold mine with you guys on the off chance that you are like me and enjoy a nice rainy walk in the mornings, clutching a freezing smoothie…or maybe you’re a normal human being and just want something that is healthy, filling, and easy to make. Either way, this is a great recipe to have on hand! Plus, you look like a chef walking into class with your own homemade smoothie, so that’s a nice added bonus!

Here’s what you need (or at least what I used):

  • A handful of Fresh Blueberries
  • ½ of a single-serve container of Greek yogurt (raspberry is what I used, but any would work)
  • ½ a cup of Rolled oats (or plain instant Oatmeal)
  • Any other fruit you’d like—I used one banana to make it a little bit creamier and thicker, which worked lovely if you’d like to try that!
  • A little dash of milk


Throw everything into a blender and blend until all blended (do you think I used enough blends in that sentence?). Then you just pop it in the fridge (for a minimum of 4 hours so that the oats can absorb some of the fluid and puff up a bit). Enjoy for a filling breakfast in the morning or a chilled afternoon snack to tide you over until dinner!




final product

One thought on “Oatmeal Smoothies for Busy Bees

What did you think?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s