Thursday, December 22, 2011

Smoothie Time!

Brenton and I recently bought an abundant amount of tupperware at Sur la Table and any purchase over $50 comes with a free subscription to Martha Stewart Magazine. Now, I realize some of you (Brenton included) may be opposed to my partaking in anything Martha has to offer, but I have to admit, when you get past the heavy promotion of an Über-domesticated lifestyle there are some pretty delectable recipes tucked inside of the cover.

This smoothie has seriously changed my approach to the blended breakfast. The oats give a great texture, and the ginger cuts through the flavors adding a lightness smoothies often lack. Plus! Ginger is mm-mm-good, and blended with the almond butter, cinnamon and maple syrup, you can't go wrong. 

Fruit smoothie with Ginger and Oats

2 pears (I used frozen blackberries)
1 3/4 cups milk (I added some OJ as well)
1 cup buttermilk (I used plain yogurt)
2/3 c rolled/quick-cooking oats (I cooked them first)
1/3 c ice cubes
2 tbsp maple syrup
2 tbsp almond butter
2 tsp finely grated fresh ginger
1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
pinch of salt


  1. Nice recipe. I'll have to try it... I do consider myself your smoothie apprentice, after all (you taught me the way of the vita-mix). It is good to be stocked up on tupperware... even if Brenton has to learn to love Martha. ;)

  2. I found my way to your blog and it was a delight reading it and seeing what you've been up to! Thanks for sharing the smoothie recipe and will let you know how it goes...I have the torn off martha recipe still in my bag :) I have thought about starting a blog but have put it off, but am now re-inspired by the living documentation, thanks!