I keep hearing that voice in the back of my head “you have to start eating better” stop it! I HATE that voice. It is so true. If you’re like me and you dread the “healthy” eating menu. What do I fix? I’m tired of having baked chicken all the time. I have the answer for you! April’s issue of Cooking Light is full of great recipes for all meals even dessert! Plus, BONUS! If you purchase BOTH April issues of Cooking Light and Real Simple magazines you’ll receive a $5.00 gift card (offer available while supplies last)! Yep, you get rewarded for shopping!
Starting the day right with a healthy breakfast is very important but sometimes impossible. I found the solution for you right in the Cooking Light magazine. How about making a smoothie? This isn’t just any smoothie it has a serving of oatmeal in it! Here’s a quote I love “Coffee gives a body a jolt, but choosing well-balanced food gives it fuel for the 9 to 5 haul”. This is so true! We are a grab and go generation.
You can make your mornings easy by doing a little prep work the night before. Freeze the banana the night before and make the oatmeal. Do these couple of things and you can have breakfast in your hand and out the door in minutes!
This Orange Banana Oat Smoothie was the perfect way to start my morning and set the tone for a healthy eating day! Perfectly smooth with a touch of banana and full of orange!
- 2/3 cup fresh orange juice
- 1/2 cup prepared quick cooking oats
- 1/2 cup plain 2% reduced-fat Greek yogurt
- 1 tablespoon flaxseed meal
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1/2 teaspoon grated orange rind
- 1 large banana, sliced and frozen
- 1 cup ice cubes
- Combine the orange juice, oats, yogurt, flaxseed meal, honey, orange rind, banana and ice in a blender.
- Pulse to combine and process until smooth.
This recipe is from Lady Behind The Curtain
Nutrition InformationServing Size 1 1/2 cups
Amount Per Serving Calories 228