Promoting Canadian Oats

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This delicious smoothie is packed with fiber, calcium, iron, and natural sweetness.


1/2 cup (45 grams) oats
1 cup (240 mL) milk
1/2 cup (160 mL) yogurt
1 1/2 cup frozen peaches or mango
1 cup cubed pineapple
1 very firmly packed cup fresh baby spinach
1 tablespoon honey (optional)
1 tablespoon vanilla extract (optional)

  1. The night before, place the oats and milk in a small bowl. Put it in the fridge to soak overnight. 
  2. Place all the ingredients in a blender. 
  3. Blend for 2-3 minutes, until it is very smooth. Taste; add more honey or fruit to your liking. 

You can adapt this recipe in many ways, including:

  • Adding 2 tablespoons of nut butter for extra protein
  • Using soy, almond, or coconut milk in place of the milk and yogurt to make it lactose-free
  • Adding a banana for extra sweetness and creaminess
  • …and much more, so be creative!