I'm going to be honest with you. I don't actually love the photos I took for this post. I kinda want to retake them. I'm learning more about photography as I go and I don't exactly see what's wrong with the photos until the photo session is way over. But I'm starting to notice composition issues and how I could have fixed them, how to balance the light better, etc. and I know now what I could have done to make these photos look even better! Though there are lots of photos from older posts that look way worse that are on my radar to fix first. I'm a bit nit-picky when it comes to my own work.
Okay, that's all! Thanks for letting me share that with you. I feel much better now.
Jason and I are really bad about having breakfast during the week. It almost never happens. It's something we're trying to work on and one step we've taken to get towards that is having smoothies!
We don't have a good reason as to why we don't do the breakfast thing. It's straight up laziness. We pretty much stay in bed until we have to get up most days. And making smoothies only takes a quick couple of minutes and we can just have it on the way to work!
Ever since getting my vitamix, I've been having fun trying out different recipes. I love how easy it pulverizes ingredients. Like the oatmeal! With the vitamix, you can pretty much throw everything in and go nuts. If using a regular blender, I'd suggest blending the oatmeal separately first.
I love the combination of the blueberries and oatmeal in this smoothie. And of course, I throw in frozen banana too. Check out this post on freezing bananas if you haven't done that yet! Unless you know how to properly freeze bananas, in which case, you don't need to click over there. 🙂
I almost always keep frozen blueberries in the freezer, but I've been buying them fresh lately. I love blueberry season! That said, I use both depending on whether I have a fresh batch handy or not.
- 1 1/2 cups almond milk or regular milk
- 1/2 cup blueberries fresh or frozen
- 1/3 cup rolled oats
- 1 frozen banana
- 1/2 tablespoon syrup of choice honey, maple syrup, etc
- 3-4 ice cubes
- Add all the ingredients to the blender in the order listed.
- Start at variable 1 and slowly increase to 10. Switch to high for 10-15 seconds.
Regular Blender Directions
- Add oats to blender and pulse until finely ground.
- Add remaining ingredients and blend on high until smooth.