Pomegranate & Blueberry Oat Smoothie

Pomegranate & Blueberry Oat Smoothie
It took a couple of months longer than usual but summer finally washed over southwestern Ontario a few weeks back with a familiar wrenching heat and wringing humidity, reducing otherwise healthy appetites and cooking ambitions to a minimum. And while bodily health might be braced under these circumstances with a cold gin and tonic on the patio, a little food value — no matter how reluctant — is still vital for its maintenance.

Oat, yogurt and fruit smoothies present a simple and delicious no-cook solution to stifling temperatures without burdening the appetite. Fermented in good, whole-fat yogurt, blended oats are ready to digest without cooking and provide you with the B vitamins, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, protein, and soluble fat and fiber to get you through a summer day's lazing. And the natural mild nuttiness of oats and the tang of fresh yogurt form a perfect flavor backdrop to the sweet and tasty vitamins and anti-oxidants found in fresh fruit.

Pomegranate & Blueberry Oat Smoothie
In fact, the overnight room-temperature soaking of one part rolled oats and two parts whole-fat yogurt presented here is a one-size-fits-all base for adding any variation of fruits and natural sweeteners to make a thoroughly nutritious and digestible smoothie. This refreshing and nutritious pomegranate and blueberry smoothie was born with plenty of fresh and juicy local blueberries on hand as well as some wonderful samples of pomegranate juice generously provided by POM — a product I'm pleased to endorse both for its taste and for its health benefits.


Pomegranate & Blueberry Oat Smoothie Pomegranate & Blueberry Oat Smoothie
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Published on September 4, 2009

A delicious, refreshing and nutritious smoothie with the goodness of pomegranates, blueberries and oats soaked in yogurt

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Ingredients:
  • 3/4 cup rolled or steel-cut oats
  • 1 1/2 cups whole-fat yogurt
  • 1/2 pint fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 2/3 cup pomegranate juice
  • 1/3 cup cold water
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 4 ice cubes
Instructions:
  • Stir the yogurt into the oats and let soak overnight at room temperature in a covered non-plastic bowl.

  • In the morning, blend the soaked oats together with all the other ingredients in a blender until smooth and frothy. Serve with breakfast, or as a snack.

Makes 4 large servings
Pomegranate & Blueberry Oat Smoothie
Other fruit smoothies you may enjoy:
Blueberry and Maple Syrup Oat Smoothie
Oat-Mango Smoothie with Blackberries

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20 comments:

Indhu said...

this is such a yummy and healthy drink... will substitute for pomegranate juice with something that I have at home :)

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Delicious and a very healthy drink. Would love to have it now.

Curry Leaf said...

Wow,lovely and very healthy.Very filling.

Johanna said...

yum - I had a smoothie and cake at brunch and wished I just had the smoothie because it was so filling - love your blueberry garnish!

Priya said...

Wow gorgeous smoothie, very healthy and complete breakfast too.

Suparna said...

Hi Lisa,
Gorgeous looking smoothie...It would be a refresher and filler too :)

Priti said...

That's a unusual combo...looks yum

Shri said...

Looks very refreshing, Lisa!

Kevin said...

That is one refreshing looking smoothie! I like the use of the rolled oats!

Priya Narasimhan said...

what a lovely picture of the smoothie.We don't get blueberries here..I shall try with pomegranate..

eatme_delicious said...

Mmm I finally got a new blender so I can make yummy smoothies again like this one. Great idea to make the smoothie more substantial by adding oats.

Parita said...

Lassi sounds delicious lisa..lovely blend of flavors..I have passed an award to you, pls accept it :)

leonbasin said...

Thanks for sharing this Pomegranate & Blueberry Oat Smoothie recipe... Will try this!!

Stephanie said...

Hi, This sounds really good. I have oats that have been refrigerated overnight in yogurt as the base for my breakfast cereal each morning. Didn't know you could just let it sit out, unrefrigerated. I recently found your blog and I love it. Thanks for all the great recipes and information.
Peace, Stephanie

Astra Libris said...

Oh my goodness, an oat smoothie! Such a brilliant idea! Thank you for introducing me to yogurt-soaked oats! I can't wait to try your recipe!

Kitchen Flavours said...

Oh wow...that'a an delectably yum smoothie....

Archana said...

Very delicious. Have to try these healthy ones. Nice click as well.

Spice Rack said...

Wow, great smoothie!

s said...

super!!!!!!a 10 on 10.

Spice Rack said...

wow, that looks good and healthy. This is perfect after dinner while watching your favorite movie.