Flickr photo by sweetonvegSmoothies make a great summer snack, and many of them are great sources of nutrition. But even the healthiest one can be made better with an added ingredient: Oatmeal.
Yes, oatmeal. I know it sounds a bit ... lumpy, but if you do it right, it can be delicious. And oatmeal is a nutritional powerhouse that packs in tons of fiber (soluble and insoluble) as well as protein, Vitamin E and many other nutrients.
"The trick is to grind the oatmeal into a powder before adding it to the smoothie. You can usually do this right in your blender. Just measure out around a quarter cup or so of oatmeal (per smoothie), give it a whir in the blender, and then add the rest of your smoothie ingredients."
It doesn't matter which ingredients you start with; fruits and vegetables of any kind will work. Just add the powder to your favorite combination and blend away.
Have you tried oatmeal in your smoothie?