Avena Breakfast Smoothies

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Total Time
2hrs 20mins
Prep
20 mins
Cook
2 hrs

One of the most delicious, thick, rich, creamy smoothies I've ever had! "Avena" means "oats." I got this recipe from the book Simply Delicioso, by Ingrid Hoffman.

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Ingredients

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Directions

  1. Place the oatmeal and milk in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat and bring to a rapid simmer. Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook, stirring constantly, until the oatmeal is thick, about 10 minutes. Add sugar and cinnamon to taste and set the oatmeal aside to cool slightly.
  2. Transfer the oatmeal to a container and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight. Strain the liquid, add the vanilla (if using), and add more milk if you want it thinner. Serve cold.
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3 5

I had high expectations for this as I am an oatmeal freak. But, after giving the mixture a whirl with my hand-held braun, I still didn't care for the consistency of the drink. I kept thinking I needed to warm it up to make it taste better. Not saying the taste was bad, just not what I wanted in a smoothie. I have in the past added just a touch of oatmeal to other smoothie recipes I've made, but where it wasn't the main ingredient. This just wasn't right for me. I'm glad I gave it a go for NewKids on the Block Tag Game!~