Morning friends! Who is excited about the Olympics tonight? I wish I had cable so I could join in on the fun. This is such a busy weekend for me too! Tomorrow I kick off my extended volunteering for the Burning River 100 event. I start at 5:00 AM with the 2nd aid station and end when my body says “enough is enough”. The plan is to hop from there to mile 23-ish station, then maybe go home to nap, then head over to mile 50 something, then mile 80something, and wrap things up at the finish line (I have never seen the finish yet, I am always zonked out by then). Last year I made it 15-16 hours, which was an hour or two longer than it took the winner to complete the course.
When your days are demanding, you should start with a healthy breakfast. I am taking my own advice today and engaging in a lil BBB Oatmeal Smoothie. What’s with all the B’s?
Blueberry, Banana, & Brown Sugar Oatmeal Smoothie
What you need:
- 2 bananas
- 1 cup blueberries
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1/2 cup yogurt (I used plain Chobani greek)
- 1 serving oatmeal (I used quick oats aka 1 cup milk 1/2 cup oats)
- optional: milk or water
- Prepare oatmeal as needed
- Combine all ingredients in a blender (I used my Ninja, I like the taller blades)
- Pour in a glass and serve
- Add milk or water to achieve desired consistency if mixture is too thick
- Makes 1 -2 servings
Obviously you can use whatever oats you want and if you wan just a B&B and skip the sugar, the smoothie police won’t come to your house
Throw some spinach or strawberries in there and have a BSB smoothie! Hahaha I crack myself up!
If you make the oatmeal the same morning, your smoothie will be a tad warm. I was OK with this and event wanted it. Other options for a more traditional temperature are to use frozen blueberries, make the oatmeal the night before or add ice to the blender.