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Oats and Mango - Breakfast in a Glass : WBB # 13

A super quick and healthy breakfast smoothie made using soaked oats and seasonal mangoes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 2 mins
Total Time 17 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 3/4 cup oats quick cooking
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 mango ripe, peeled and cubed
  • 1 cup milk skimmed
  • 2 tbsps jaggery powdered (or brown sugar)
  • 1 large pinch cardamom powder
  • 3 - 4 ice cubes

Instructions
 

  • To prepare the oats and mango breakfast smoothie, soak the oats in 1 1/2 cups water in a microwave safe bowl and microwave on high for 1 - 2 minutes till soft. If you have more time on hand, you could simply soak the oats in warm water for 10-15 minutes.
  • Blend all the ingredients together along with the softened oats to make a thick smoothie and serve immediately.

Notes

Note: You could substitute the mango with papaya and use a spice of choice instead of cardamom, such as cinnamon or all spice powder. The oats supplies the fibre, mango is rich in beta carotene and fibre. Skimmed milk is rich in calcium without any additional calories from fat, jaggery is a natural, healthier sugar alternative - all of which make this a super-healthy breakfast option. Even if you are not an oats lover, the other flavours will more than compensate for it. This is a perfect option for those who have very hurried mornings.
Also check out Oats for Dinner from an earlier post.
This is my entry for WBB # 13 starring Oats at Madhuli's Foodcourt. If you are an oats believer too, go ahead, make something, post it and rush your entries to her before the 25th July. I shall be back from my holiday to check out the round of all healthy breakfasts.