This creamy, fruity, protein-packed smoothie is full of ripe strawberries, hearty oats and satisfying vanilla Greek yogurt.
Strawberry season has finally arrived here in Michigan and my boys are pumped! While I would be lying if I said we didn’t occasionally buy fresh berries in the dead of winter, we do try to limit it. But come June? Berries GALORE!
In fact, the first berries of the season arrived at our local farmers market recently and my oldest couldn’t wait to pay the farmer in exchange for a big tray of juicy strawberries. Let me tell you, if you want to get your kids excited about healthy eating let them handle cash at a market.
As soon as we got home he asked to make a big batch of smoothies for the whole family. For added protein and fiber, I always add in Bob’s Red Mill flax seed meal to our daily smoothies. In fact, I add it to just about everything from muffins to pancakes to granola for an extra nutrient boost that no one even notices or tastes.
While I normally use ripe bananas to sweeten smoothies these berries were ripe and sweet enough on their own. Greek yogurt provides protein and raw oats add fiber to keep you satisfied for more than a hot minute.
Of course, I couldn’t resist adding in my beloved fresh ginger root. The subtle gingery kick is the perfect balance to the sweet berries.
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- 1 cup strawberries fresh or frozen
- 1 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
- 1/4 cup Bob's Red Mill oats
- 2 tbsp flax seed meal
- 1 inch piece ginger root halved
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- ice to taste
Place all ingredients in a high speed blender and puree until smooth and creamy. Add ice until you've reached desired consistency.
Disclosure: I am honored to be in a long term partnership with Bob’s Red Mill. Thank you for supporting the brands that make The Lemon Bowl possible. All thoughts are my own.
Photography by Alejandro Photography // Recipe by The Lemon Bowl
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