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PomBerry Oatmeal Smoothie


I'm not one who would normally spend my winters having oatmeal for breakfast every day.  I like it, but it is cumbersome to make from scratch, and those premade packets rarely taste good.  So, I was incredibly pumped when I got a variety sample of Better Oats because it is quick and easy to prepare AND it tastes good.  Plus, the packets are healthier than most oatmeals because they have flax seeds in them, which also happens to add a great texture.  I'm sold.

Of course, there's more to oats than hot cereal.  And Jake loves a good smoothie, so seeing as his birthday is this week I wanted to make a recipe that he would enjoy.  He did!  And Lily liked it too, which is good because it is packed with tons of healthy goodness.  Hopefully, if I make enough of them, the dark cloud of colds and flus will find another house to cast a shadow upon!

PomBerry Oatmeal Smoothies

1 cup ice 1 cup Greek yogurt (any berry flavor) 1 ripe banana 1/4 cup pomegranate juice 1/4 cup orange juice 1 cup frozen blueberries 1 packet Better Oats pomegranate oatmeal (if you don't have it, mix about 1/4 cup oats, and 1 tsp. flax seeds) 2 Tbsp. honey

Put all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.  Serve immediately.

Source: L+K Original


Here's more information from Better Oats:

Better Oats instant oatmeal comes in many delicious varieties - 23 flavors in fact, including RAW Pure & Simple Pomegranate and MMM... Muffins Blueberry Muffin. Kids love Better Oats because it's fun and delicious, and parents love it because it is not only nutritious, but also convenient. Better Oats uses up to 35 percent less packaging than traditional instant oatmeal boxes (so there's more room on the pantry shelf), and the pouch doubles as a measuring cup!

Made with 100% whole grain oats and flax seeds, this complete line offers a simple and healthy option when it comes to instant oatmeal. But it's not only a great breakfast (or lunch... or snack...) but also a better ingredient to spice up a cookie or other baked goods.

You've got to try Better Oats. If you've been settling for ordinary oatmeal, then you're in for a treat because Better Oats is just... better! Try us and see for yourself.

Better Oats offers 23 delicious flavors in several lines, including RAW Pure & Simple, Oat Revolution, and MMM...Muffins.

RAW Pure & Simple: RAW Pure & Simple is a better way to eat. We start with the finest quality 100% organic, whole grain oats blended with organic whole grains and seeds, like flax, barley and quinoa, for a wonderfully wholesome and nutritious breakfast. You'll love all four thick, hearty multigrain texture and natural, robust flavors. RAW Pure & Simple is naturally good, straight from Mother Earth.

Oat Revolution: Raise your spoon and join us for an Oat Revolution! It starts with all natural 100% whole grain oats. We then add antioxidants and flax, a good source of Omega-3, and top it all off with a bold shot of flavor. All combine to create delicious oatmeal that keeps its rich, robust flavor all the way to your bowl. Take one bite and start your Oat Revolution!

MMM...Muffins: Everyone loves waking up to hot, fresh muffins for breakfast. MMM...Muffins gives you that same delicious muffin taste you crave in healthy and nutritious 100% whole grain oatmeal. Our thick and hearty oatmeal is also a good source of fiber and omega-3, so it's better than good, it's good for you. Start your day off right with the indulgent taste of real muffin flavor in every bite...mmm. Better Oats This sponsorship is brought to you by Foodie Blogroll who we have partnered with for this promotion.  My opinions are my own.

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