Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Nutella banana oat smoothie

Winter is officially over in my part of the world. Its back to being about 35 C in the day again and its just going to get hotter now. Its time to start up on all those cold salads and cooling drinks.
Here's a delicious and energy boosting drink I made for my little footballer. He likes milk. He loves bananas. He loves loves loves Nutella. The only thing he doesn't really like is oats.
I am not too fond of it myself, so maybe I haven't even really tried giving it to him. I don't like having oats and milk, though I powder the oats and use it making bread, dosas, idlis, muffins,...anything other than having it as is.

nutella banana oat smoothie

After all the running and sweating it out in his football sessions, I like to give him something he likes, something that's healthy and something nutritious enough. A cold glass of smoothie with bananas, milk, oats and Nutella sounded perfect
I had never used oats in a drink earlier and wasn't sure how it would really turn out. I just used a tablespoon of it here and the smoothie was over really fast, so I may add a little more next time.

Adding oats does make it thicker and changes the texture of the drink, so don't really add too much. A tablespoon or slightly more per glass should work just fine.

Nutella banana oat smoothie

What you need -

1 tbsp oats powdered (I used Quakers quick cooking oats)
3/4 cup cold milk
1 banana
2 tsp Nutella
5-6 ice cubes
1 tsp sugar (add more if required)

What you do with it -

Peel and chop the bananas
Add all the ingredients and run it thru the blender for 2-3 mins
Take a little Nutella and smear it in the inside of the glass and then pour the smoothie into it
Top it with a few chocolate chips if you'd like

7 comments:

Vijayalakshmi Dharmaraj said...

its very yum...

Sayantani said...

thats so so great Archana. really love this recipe, so easy yet so good for the kids. am gonna make it real soon.
between read your story for 52 weeks project and thoroughly enjoyed reading it. and I wanted to ask why dont you write such nice stories for your blog. trust me girl thats a genuine complement.

techie2mom said...

Really tasty way to have oats!!! the smoothie looks delicious...

techie2mom said...

Oh BTW, did you get a chance to try fresh n fresh?

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Anonymous said...

This is a lovely recipe Arch.. Will definitely try it here soon.

And yes, I agree with the comment above. You do write pretty well. You must write more often.

-Lal

Rita Bose said...

Wow, Archana!! The oat smoothie sounds delicious!! The addition of nutella makes it more yummy!!
Do visit my blog at- http://www.rita-bose-cooking.com/

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