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Recipe by Dr. Joanne Mumola Williams

Strawberry Banana Oatmeal Smoothie

Sonoma County, CA. ~ Strawberries are in season and they are absolutely deli- cious and refreshing in this smoothie recipe. Adding oat- meal to a smoothie not only provides beneficial oats, but it also makes it nice and creamy. Oats are rich in antioxidants and also contain the soluble fi- ber called beta glucan, known for lowering cholesterol and stabilizing blood sugar. This smoothie uses my new favorite non-dairy milk – Rip- ple. No, not that Ripple; the cheap, fortified wine we used to drink in the late 60’s. This Ripple is a delicious bever- age made from peas. It’s a great milk substitute for those avoiding dairy, nuts, soy and gluten. I find that it is as rich as soymilk. One serving of un- sweetened Ripple contains 70 calories, 8 grams of plant pro- tein, 32 mg of DHA omega-3 and zero grams

of sugar.

“Health, excellent or ill, is passed to our children not just through our genes but

primarily through

our recipes.” Joanne L. Mumola Williams


INGREDIENTS 1½ cups cold Ripple un sweetened non-dairy milk 1 frozen banana, cut into 4 pieces

1/3 cup uncooked rolled oats 1 cup sliced strawberries 1 packet stevia

¼ teaspoon cinnamon

DIRECTIONS: Place all the ingredients in a high speed blender and pro- cess until smooth. Serve im- mediately. Nutrition

Per serving: 183 calories, 5 g total fat, 1 g saturated fat, 108 mg omega-3 fatty acids, 9 g protein, 29 g carbohydrates, 5 g fiber, and 100 mg sodium.

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