I’ve been making a conscious effort to consult my Pinterest boards lately for meal and snack inspiration. I think we’ve all fallen into the trap of pinning items that we “must try,” only to never look at them again, so I’m hoping to put the plethora of ingenious Pinterest ideas to good use!
I usually visit the site every Sunday while I’m meal planning to see if anything jumps out at me. This weekend, I remembered I had pinned Lauren Conrad’s “7 Days to Skinny Jeans” Oatmeal Smoothie and decided to give it a try.
I was intrigued by the fact that the smoothie had oatmeal in it; that’s something I’ve never tried before! I liked how it added a different consistency and helped to thicken it up a bit.
Below is the original recipe, with my substitutions/changes in bold.
The “Lauren Conrad” Smoothie
- 1 c. ice
- 1/2 c. frozen raspberries or strawberries (I used 1 c. fresh strawberries.)
- 1/2 c. plain low-fat yogurt (I used 1/2 c. vanilla Chobani.)
- 1 banana
- 1/2 c. old fashioned rolled oats
- 1 tbsp. honey
- 1 c. coconut water or juice (I used skim milk.)
I actually whipped up this smoothie for dinner last night because I was feeling sort of “blah,” and didn’t feel like eating a big meal. I was surprised that it filled me up; no tummy grumbles later on in the evening!
Danielle is running a half marathon this spring and raising money to help her aunt fight ovarian cancer. She is hoping to raise $1,300 and is asking that contributors donate $13 — $1/mile she’ll be running. However, any amount will help her cause! Please consider giving if you can; I’m off to make my donation now!
What are your favorite smoothie ingredients?
Have you ever raised money for a cause you’re passionate about? Chris and I raised money for our local humane society last fall; we’re animal lovers!