How To Make A Smoothie Stick

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I’m totally on a smoothie KICK lately!

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I go through phases when I really love smoothies, and when I ignore them completely.  Currently, we’re in love.  πŸ™‚

 

Smoothies are awesome because you can modify the ingredients and make them into a snack OR a meal.  And – since I always put raw spinach in my smoothies – I get a hefty dose of veggies.  I SWEAR you can’t taste it.

 

The key to making a smoothie stick to your ribs?

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Oatmeal!  It gives the smoothie a nice chew, but you can still drink it.  And a scoop of protein powder doesn’t hurt, either.  πŸ™‚

 

My smoothie contained:

 

  • 1 and 1/4 cup rice milk
  • 1 banana
  • 1 tablespoon ground flax
  • 2 cups raw spinach
  • 1 scoop whey protein
  • 1/2 cup oatmeal

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And… I’m off!  Maggie is going to a NEW vet today.

 

Do you find smoothies satisfy you or do you save them for snacks?

{ 105 comments }

 

  • Freya @ foodfitnessandfreya.wordpress.com February 26, 2010, 9:18 am

    I love them!! I often have one for breakfast when I’m pressed for time at uni – 1/2cup oats, 1 cup milk, banana, spinach, berries..they’re brilliant! It’s basically blended, cold, drinkable oatmeal – SO GOOD!!!

  • Carolyn C. February 26, 2010, 9:19 am

    Caitlin ~ do you typically drink a smoothie for breakfast? I am interested in trying the spinach in a smoothie. Looks intriguing as well as kinda scary! Thanks for the tips! πŸ™‚

    • Caitlin February 26, 2010, 9:26 am

      nope i usually have oatmeal or waffles or something else.

  • Jessica @ How Sweet February 26, 2010, 9:19 am

    I love smoothies and they always fill me up! I add oatmeal alot too, or something ever cereal – it makes it nice and crunchy! I also love adding a frozen banana – that is my all time favorite!

  • Amy February 26, 2010, 9:19 am

    I swear, oatmeal/protein is the ultimate ‘feel full forever’ combination.

    Breakfast cookies keep me full for HOURS.

    I should try adding some oats to my smoooooooothies!

  • Laura@FindingAHealthyBalance....after a 100+ Pound weight loss!!! February 26, 2010, 9:20 am

    I am exactly the SAME way! Currently, I am in the “ignore” smoothie phase….mainly because I usually can’t afford the extra expense of Spinach or the berries that I like to put in them. I also do not always have the time to make & clean them up. I typically have Smoothies in the summer I find, but seeing yours makes me want to have one this weekend. We will see???

    Speaking of the Vet I need to get my doggie to hers as well for her annual shots that are a bit past due…=(

  • megan February 26, 2010, 9:20 am

    i can’t get totally into adding oatmeal into my smoothies. it just tastes so gritty. I’ve done it a few times, and I would probably do it again just to get more nutrients and help me stay full. but I make a smoothie for my husband at the same time, and he definitely notices the addition of oatmeal. he complains about the texture. πŸ™

  • Lindsey @ Sound Eats February 26, 2010, 9:21 am

    I definitely find satiety in smoothies! My latest favorite combo: 1 c. frozen cherries, 1 c. unsweetened almond milk, 1 T. cocoa powder, 1 T. chocolate brown rice protein powder, few ice cubes, lots of spinach and 2 T. raw sunflower seeds. I’m pretty sure it’s the sunflower seeds that’s been making them “stick” lately! More protein, healthy fats and iron, too! πŸ™‚

    • Caitlin February 26, 2010, 9:26 am

      that sounds awesome!

    • Julie @SavvyEats February 26, 2010, 9:43 am

      I am getting frozen cherries at the grocery store today specifically so I can try this smoothie!

  • Heather February 26, 2010, 9:22 am

    I made my first green monster this morning! I did milk, ice, spinach, banana, flax, and protein powder. I was SO SCARED to try it but I am glad I did! I don’t like spinach by itself so this is such a great way to get veggies in!

  • Madeline - Greens and Jeans February 26, 2010, 9:24 am

    For some reason putting the smoothie in the freezer helps make it stick for me! 30 minutes in the freezer and then I add about a 1/4 c of granola and I am set until lunch.

  • Nicole @ Making Good Choices February 26, 2010, 9:24 am

    I am so new to the smoothie world and haven’t ever even made a green monster. I need to purchase some items to make one this weekend. It’s so hard to want to make one when there is a foot of snow on the ground! I never thought to add oatmeal..thanks!

  • Katie @ Health for the Whole Self February 26, 2010, 9:26 am

    When I add peanut butter and/or flax seed to my smoothies, they definitely keep me full. Never thought to try adding oats, though! Good idea!

  • Allie (Live Laugh Eat) February 26, 2010, 9:26 am

    I love adding oats to my smoothies to kick up the grain factor. I’ve been on a smoothie craze lately too despite the cold temps. I love feeling the nutrients soak into my muscles.

  • Shannon (The Daily Balance) February 26, 2010, 9:27 am

    OATS ARE DEFINITELY A SECRET INGREDIENT TO MAKE SMOOTHIES MORE FILLING! With a lil PB added in, that baby would last me till lunch!

  • Emily February 26, 2010, 9:28 am

    I usually have smoothies as either breakfast or a mid afternoon snack. I haven’t found that magical combination where it will fill me up as a regular meal.

  • Heather @ Side of Sneakers February 26, 2010, 9:30 am

    I make mine with oatmeal too!! They fill me up, but don’t last, so I usually have them as a snack between meals.

  • Brittany February 26, 2010, 9:30 am

    I’ve been on a smoothie kick lately as well. We have an on again, off again relationship.

  • Britt @ Runnerbelle February 26, 2010, 9:31 am

    I usually do smoothies in the morning after kettlebell, but they don’t hold me over all morning. I usually have to do breakfast part 2, that’s even with adding protien powder to them too. But I love the big dose of veggies you can get first thing in the morning!

  • Eve @ Nutrition by Eve February 26, 2010, 9:34 am

    Once the weather warms up here I will definitely be including more smoothies! Being pregnant, I work so hard to get in all my necessary calcium daily and smoothies are such a great way to do so. Unfortunately, snow storm weather is not smoothie conducive πŸ™‚ I had a hot chocolate with my breakfast instead!

  • Stephanie February 26, 2010, 9:38 am

    Oh I’ve totally learned to love smoothies over the past few week since I was really sick and had my tonsils removed… we are definitely BFFs! And I agree about the spinach, totally can’t taste it at all (I even tricked my boyfriend haha). I like the idea of adding oats, maybe I’ll have to try that πŸ™‚ I like putting coconut oil in mine, so good for you!

  • Sarah @ See Sarah Eat February 26, 2010, 9:40 am

    I love smoothies and usually if I add peanut butter to mine, it works as a meal. But I will have to try adding the oatmeal soon! Thanks and good luck at the vet πŸ™‚

  • EmpowerHealth February 26, 2010, 9:40 am

    Have you heard of kelp green smoothies?! I made one the other day and gagged! I got some kelp from an organic co-op and am not sure what to do with it…I need to eat it before it goes bad but it has such a strong taste. I’m going to try a kelp salad today. Great recipe, I’ve never thought of adding oats.

  • RhodeyGirl February 26, 2010, 9:40 am

    I have been on a smoothie/protein shake kick lately too. I think because it digests really easily and keeps me energized all morning. I ALWAYS add PB (even to fruity flavors) to make it “stick” for me!

  • Monica @ Musings of the Granola Girl February 26, 2010, 9:41 am

    I haven’t had a smoothie in ages but all the green monsters on blogs make me want to revisit them πŸ™‚

    What a good idea of adding oatmeal for a chewy texture, yum!

  • Kayla@Wholesome February 26, 2010, 9:44 am

    Well, I love a scoop of chocolate protein powder in mine. It makes it deeeelicious. My fave combo is an orange, a banana, raw spinach, a couple strawberries, a scoop of protein, and water. Ohhhh boy, it is so good. Usually I’ll have this for breakfast and it will last me 3-4 hours.

  • Joey February 26, 2010, 9:44 am

    I’ve had a GM for breakfast just about every day for about 2 weeks now. It is an awesome start to the day but I do get hungry again about 2 hours later. Maybe I will try the oats in addition… Great idea!! πŸ™‚

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg February 26, 2010, 9:45 am

    I’ve never tried adding oats to smoothies! I’ve been having them for breakfast every morning lately, but like you, I go through phases where I crave them, and then for three months I’ll want nothing to do with them. I do that with a lot of foods, actually πŸ™‚

  • Christine February 26, 2010, 9:47 am

    I love them! & just blogged lyrical about them yesterday. Some days I have time to use my juicer which makes them a complete nutritional powerhouse as I can throw in beets, kale etc. Only problem for me is they don’t have the staying power of a meal…but I love them before a run!

  • Kristi February 26, 2010, 9:49 am

    I never just have a smoothie for any meal, it usually is a part of my meal when I do make them. I find that I feel more satisfied when I actually eat something. Maybe it’s the action of actually eating something that gets me, but I would never be able to drink a meal.

  • Shayna @ cuts and curves February 26, 2010, 9:49 am

    I wish I could eat smoothies regularly! It’s just far too cold where I live – maybe in a few months. Good luck with Maggie!

  • katherine February 26, 2010, 9:51 am

    I love smoothies, but I agree they need something extra to really make them stick. I love adding protein powder so I’ll have to try the oatmeal trick. Thanks for the suggestion and good luck with the new vet!

  • Morgan @ Life After Bagels February 26, 2010, 9:51 am

    I’ve never done the oats, but I do the protein powder thing. It keeps me way more full in the morning!

  • Megan February 26, 2010, 9:53 am

    Adding oats!!! What a fabulous idea! Depends on the day…sometimes smoothies stick with me and on others they do not.

  • Andrea @ Run, Eat, Date, Sleep February 26, 2010, 9:57 am

    I’m currently in love with smoothies as well. I wake up wanting one! I’ve been having them almost every morning, and they keep me full for HOURS!

  • Michelle @ HeathyEatingRoadmap February 26, 2010, 10:00 am

    I have a smoothie almost everyday, Almost always with yogurt and quite often of the peanut butter and banana variety.

    And I always get in trouble for not rinsing the blender!

  • Katie@ Two Lives, One Lifestyle February 26, 2010, 10:05 am

    I agree- it’s great how you can make them a snack or a meal and there are so many combinations. The last one I had, I added a hunk of avocado which made it super thick like a milkshake. Plus, a dose of healthy fat for staying power.

  • Kelly February 26, 2010, 10:08 am

    I might try a smoothie next week for breakfast. They usually don’t keep me full but the oatmeal addition might help!

  • Matt February 26, 2010, 10:11 am

    I like smoothies mainly as a recovery snack.

  • Catherine February 26, 2010, 10:12 am

    I like smoothies for breakfast, a quick lunch at work on a busy day or a recovery snack. I always have to add either oats or some kind of nut butter though to make it really satisfying and filling.

  • manda_michelle February 26, 2010, 10:14 am

    hope maggie is ok??!!

    awesome smoothie!

  • Emily February 26, 2010, 10:15 am

    My blender sucks so my smoothies end up real chunky. A green chunky smoothie is NOT appealing! =]

    I know yesterday you mentioned your husband was taking a board exam today (I think?) – GOOD LUCK TO HIM!!!!

  • Rose February 26, 2010, 10:16 am

    Oatmeal in smoothies = a must for sure!

  • Lindsay February 26, 2010, 10:17 am

    Wow, I’m having mega smoothie cravings now. I never normally make them because I hate cleaning the ol’ smoothie maker, but this has inspired me to fish it out.

    @Sarah – another big WOW to peanut butter in smoothies…I can’t believe I’ve never tried that.

    Right, the smoothie maker is coming out right now!

  • Retta @ RunRettaRun February 26, 2010, 10:20 am

    They fill me up! I love them for breakfast, especially when I am pressed for time. I also love that you can add anything! I haven’t thought of oatmeal in a smoothie but that is smart!

  • Diana @ frontyardfoodie February 26, 2010, 10:21 am

    I like to put coconut oil in my smoothies if I want them to be more filling. Usually another banana really does the trick though.

  • Jenn @ Livewellfit February 26, 2010, 10:22 am

    I literally do not go a day without a smoothie right now. πŸ™‚ I have dedicated a whole page on my blog about smoothies. πŸ™‚

    For me, adding carbs + fat are essential in keeping me full. I do this by adding peanut butter, bananas, greek yogurt, Shakeology (the nutritional powder that I love). All sorts of combos!

  • whit @ whitinspired February 26, 2010, 10:22 am

    I’m going to need to try these green monster smoothies…I’m thinking I would like them! Hmm…perhaps tomorrow morning…

  • emily February 26, 2010, 10:23 am

    I think smoothies are basically the most filling meal on Earth. And I had my first Green Monster the other day and now we are basically in love!

  • Tricia February 26, 2010, 10:25 am

    I’ve been on a huge GM kick lately too! I have been making a pretty basic one after my morning runs to get some nutrients in me and hold me over until I shower and get to the office, lately it’s been almond milk, a ton of spinach and half a banana. I was doing a recovery drink (Endurox R4) after runs,which worked great… but I like the idea of something more natural, I also like freaking people out with how green it gets! If I want to make it more filling I’ll throw some PB or Almond butter into it…soooo good.

  • Shellybean February 26, 2010, 10:30 am

    I like to have a big breakfast and smoothies are awesome for that b/c I can pack them with stuff. I had one this morning with tons of spinach, a frozen banana, frozen cherries, hazelnut milk, chocolate protein powder and spirulina. It was actually a little sweet for me- I think I prefer cranberries to cherries with my chocolate protein powder and maybe next time I’ll half the banana.
    If I have them for a snack I make them lighter, usually just a banana, spinach, milk of some sort, and maybe half a scoop of protein powder if I want it to be chocolate-y.
    I have found that I don’t really like protein powder in smoothies if I don’t also have spinach in them- the spinach makes them thicker and less sweet. I know, I’m a weirdo. πŸ™‚

  • Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday February 26, 2010, 10:30 am

    For Lent I’m only drinking green smoothies on the weekends for all meals except one. (You can see some recipes on my blog)

    Spinach is definitely the most neutral tasting green to add. I really like swiss chard as well. Kale and collards have more of an obvious taste.

  • Julie February 26, 2010, 10:35 am

    I find them to be very filling if I add protien or peanut butter. I have them as breakfast sometimes or lunch and if I’m having them as a snack I leave out the protien powder and pb.

  • Sarah February 26, 2010, 10:35 am

    I go through smoothie phases, too. Although, I’ve only just started to drink green monsters. I’ve been seeing them all over the place and had to test one out to see if it’s any good. I was pleasantly surprised – you can’t taste the spinach at all, and it’s an extra portion of veggies. YAY!
    I’ll have them as a meal when I don’t feel like chewing anything (if that makes sense), otherwise they’re just a snack.

  • Katy ( The Balanced Foodie ) February 26, 2010, 10:38 am

    I was off smoothies for a while, now I think we will rekindle our love affair. πŸ™‚

  • Jenny February 26, 2010, 10:40 am

    I’m taking the leap into green smoothies tomorrow. Um…not in a jello wrestling kind of way. I’m going to make one with spinach(and probably oatmeal since you mentioned it) and imbibe it. Just so we’re clear.

  • christie, honoring health February 26, 2010, 10:43 am

    I typically on do them as snacks but I have never added oats before. I will give that a try in the summertime for sure.

  • jen trinque February 26, 2010, 10:47 am

    I already had a small smoothie before my run, and I think now I’m going to have another one. What an easy way to get veggies!

  • Jamie February 26, 2010, 10:50 am

    I’m definitely a “smoothie for snacks” girl. I need something to chew on that psychologically and physically fills me up! Maybe one day I’ll be convert, but for now, give me oats in oats form! πŸ˜‰

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing February 26, 2010, 10:50 am

    I loooove smoothies! So good! And they just make you feel… good! They make you glow hehe
    I go through phases where I love them and ignore them too. My secrets to making them stick is to add greek yogurt (for the protein and thickening power), protein powder, and top them with some granola.

  • Miriam February 26, 2010, 10:51 am

    Smoothies are snacks… Unless they are taken first thing in the morning, then they can replace breakfast. I see them as a complement (supplement). In case I do not have enough proteins in my meals or need something fast to ingest in order to satisfy my hunger for 1 or 2 hours (depending what I put in!). However, I’ve never though of putting oat in my smoothie, definitively will try! I bought some hemp proteins yesterday, I’m worry that it will taste awful (lol) but the nutritional value is awesome!

  • Brooke February 26, 2010, 11:00 am

    The Oatmeal is a great idea!!! I have recently gotten into the smoothie kick and will have to try oatmeal in it next time. This morning I added a little avocado to it for some added fat, I could not even tell it was in there!

  • Heather (Heather's Dish) February 26, 2010, 11:00 am

    i drink them a LOT in the summer for breakfast since hot food doesn’t sound great when it’s 80 degrees out in the morning…but i’ve never tried it with oats in there! do you soak them at all to soften them before blending? or just blend them dry? i gotta try that!

    • Caitlin February 26, 2010, 12:08 pm

      just blend them dry!

  • kace@no guts no glory February 26, 2010, 11:04 am

    I have a smoothie for breakfast every morning but they don’t keep me full very long-even with whey protein. Maybe I’ll try adding the oats because I definitely get hungry about 2 hours later and that’s no good!

  • Amber K @ sparkpeople February 26, 2010, 11:07 am

    Nothing that you can drink fills me up. I need to be able to chew my food to be satisfied!

    I use smoothies as a dessert though. Frozen fruit plus greek yogurt! I don’t like smoothies that are really juice. Smoothies should be smooth and creamy so you can eat them with a spoon! =P

  • Joanne February 26, 2010, 11:15 am

    I have a protein smoothie every weekday morning. But I like to chew so I can never regard it as a full meal. Love the idea of adding oatmeal.

  • Katharine February 26, 2010, 11:19 am

    I us the magic bullet for my smoothies/green monsters and was wondering if you thought that’d be “tough” enough for oatmeal?

    • Caitlin February 26, 2010, 12:09 pm

      i’m not sure – probably not.

  • Amanda February 26, 2010, 11:22 am

    Like you, I go through smoothie cycles. I just started making smoothies for breakfast again earlier this week. I’m not a big breakfast eater, so smoothies are great for that. I often make green smoothies, but I haven’t tried oatmeal.

  • Erica February 26, 2010, 11:34 am

    I used to think smoothies could NEVER stick, but I think it just all depends what you put in them! I need a little protein in mine to make them more meal like (either powder or nut butter). I love green monster smoothies- the banana totally makes them! Hope Maggie does well at the vet. Happy weekend!

  • Alexandra February 26, 2010, 11:38 am

    That’s so funny! I have been on a green smoothie kick also. I think it is because of the weather getting warmer and closer to spring, I’m not craving oats as much. I have never tried oatmeal in a smoothie before though. I made one this morning with raw tahini. Have you ever tried that in your smoothie? It’s really good! Maybe I’ll post a recipe of it soon!

    Have a good day!

    • Alexandra February 26, 2010, 11:40 am

      Oops! And to answer your question, I think they are satisfying when using whole ingredients. They have to have sustenance, you know?

      • Caitlin February 26, 2010, 12:09 pm

        no i haven’t tried raw tahini! that’s interesting!

  • Ali February 26, 2010, 11:51 am

    I really want to try making a green monster soon! I was just wondering, what kind of protein powder do you use?

    • Caitlin February 26, 2010, 12:09 pm

      it’s just a basic whey protein from whole foods. πŸ˜‰

  • eliza February 26, 2010, 11:53 am

    No I drink them way too fast πŸ™‚

  • Kelly February 26, 2010, 12:01 pm

    Depends what’s in them. If it’s just fruit and yogurt then no, but add some protein powder and a little cereal then yup!

  • cassie @ www.losinginthecity.blogspot.com February 26, 2010, 12:04 pm

    i love smoothies… berry tofu is my favorite, 1 banana, blueberries, tofu, frozen yogurt… delish πŸ™‚

  • eatingRD February 26, 2010, 12:13 pm

    great idea! I usually do a big smoothie for recovery fuel and of course I have to add a big scoop of peanut butter!

  • Julie February 26, 2010, 12:19 pm

    when you add the oats does it make the smoothie chunky ..? I feel like it wouldnt even fit through the straw haha

    • Caitlin February 26, 2010, 12:39 pm

      it makes it kind of gritty but you can definitely still drink it through a straw.

  • Heather February 26, 2010, 12:20 pm

    I find that I need some sort of solid food to go along with. A simple piece of toast always works. It has been way too cold to enjoy them lately, I can’t wait for my first smoothie of summer!

    Good luck Maggie!

  • Kalli@fitandfortysomething February 26, 2010, 12:35 pm

    VERY good idea with the oats added. I buy a smoothie at a Juice place that does that and it does help it stick to you longer. Maybe I should do the samething at home! I am in love with my morning shake like you…..
    Have a good day! Hope Maggie is ok.

  • Maggie February 26, 2010, 12:40 pm

    I have a smoothie every day for a post workout meal! THey are soo delish! Kristen’s Raw Cherry Chocolate Bomb is amazing! I made one just now with 1c. almond milk, 1 scoop protein powder, 1 tsp maca, 1.5 scoops A.G. CHOCOLATE SUPERFOOD, 1 c. cherries, few slices banana, big handful of spinach! it was seriously to die for!!! i almost went and made a second one right then and there! I think the amazing grass chocolate made the smoothie!! soo satisfying

  • Cynthia (It All Changes) February 26, 2010, 12:43 pm

    Ever since I had my first smoothie with oatmeal at Jamba Juice I always add that or granola on top.

    I go through smoothie kicks too but they are always meals.

  • Julie @ Peanut Butter Fingers February 26, 2010, 12:51 pm

    i like to EAT, not drink, so smoothies don’t really satisfy me, even if they have a BAZILLION calories. i love FOOD. πŸ™‚ still, i like a good smoothie as a dessert or sweet treat.

  • Gina February 26, 2010, 12:56 pm

    Yum! I used to go to a gym where they served smoothies and I would always get the chocolate protein with oats and peanut butter…it was heaven! I tried to re-create at home, but all the oats sank to the bottom…any tips on even distribution of oats?! Maybe I just need to play around with my recipe?

    • Caitlin February 26, 2010, 1:11 pm

      i would say you need to blend longer… there aren’t really full pieces of oats in my smoothies. they are completely mashed up.

  • Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) February 26, 2010, 1:03 pm

    Smoothies satisfy me as long as I have something to chew on as a side. Even topping it with a bit of granola or having a toast with peanut butter on the side does the trick. πŸ˜€

    Oh, and I totally agree. Oats are awesome in smoothies. I love that chewy texture and filling power that they provide. Flax is great for keeping me full too. πŸ˜€

  • lauren @ Eater not a runner February 26, 2010, 1:22 pm

    Oatmeal in a smoothie? Great idea!

  • beth February 26, 2010, 1:49 pm

    so i read this post and was DISGUSTED at the thought of blending oatmeal into the smoothie…and then i did it…and it’s SO good..it really adds a kick to the smoothie! I made the chocolate cherry bomb smoothie except with light chocolate soy milk, spinach, frozen cherries and 1/4 cup of oatmeal. next time i’ll add more oats!

  • Karyn February 26, 2010, 2:59 pm

    Hey I was wondering if you think I could use frozen spinach? I use frozen fruits in my smoothies and I could add frozen spinach too I guess. Any thoughts?

    • Caitlin February 26, 2010, 5:57 pm

      i dont know πŸ™ never tried it!

  • Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) February 26, 2010, 5:00 pm

    It is true, you really can’t taste the spinach, no matter how much you add!!

    I love Green Monsters!

  • Jen February 26, 2010, 5:00 pm

    I wore my trishorts (not as padded as bike shorts) under the wetsuit, along with a sportsbra. Yes, they were wet for the bike, but had completely dried by the time the run came around…You definitely don’t want to have to put on and take off a lot of stuff – you want to minimize your transition time! I was paranoid and proacticed the transitions SO much, even just taking off the wetsuit, etc. It helped SO much!

  • Angie (Losing It and Loving It) February 26, 2010, 5:01 pm

    I go through the smoothie phase too and currently we are on! I always use oatmeal and protein powder in mine too. I eat smoothies as meals and find the one satisfies me just fine. Yum!

  • John February 26, 2010, 7:25 pm

    I have 2 of these everyday. Except for the spinach I have been using that recipe for 3 years. I drink too many of them to have spinach too.

  • Daniel February 26, 2010, 7:39 pm

    I’m going to have to try this tonight just to see how well the oatmeal makes it “stick.” Usually I reserve smoothies for a quick pick-me-up kind of snack because they usually don’t fill me up in the least bit. I’m always looking for ways to make them thicker and creamier though so I’ll give this a shot!

  • KMattrn July 14, 2010, 2:23 am

    Hi again!
    I just came across this post at the bottom of tonights. Hope you see this response! I’m a huge fan of putting (brace yourself) cottage cheese into a smoothie. I know it might sound awful, but I SWEAR you won’t taste it. And it’s a good (cheaper) high protein option:) Try this:

    1 frozen banana
    1/2 c low-fat cottage cheese
    1 c milk of choice
    5 or 6 ice cubes
    1 tsp or so of honey
    dash of vanilla extract
    cinnamon (optional, of course)

    Blend away and enjoy!
    Karen

    • Caitlin July 14, 2010, 9:39 am

      Ohhh that sounds pretty good, actually. I think honey would be key!!

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