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Nov 302012


Feed your kid a big breakfast. Easier said than done. Give her a helping of fruits with the breakfast. Climbing Mt. Everest might be an easier task. And if you are blessed with someone who likes to count each morsel while she eats and you doze off to sleep because it is painfully slow, the alarm goes off- time to grab the bag, load the kid into the car with one shoe in hand, the other dragging behind attached to one of her legs – God bless you!

To keep her nourished, so she can get through a high energy, high focus day at school and then at her extra curricular activities is a task I take seriously. I get creative with food. It’s not that she doesn’t enjoy eating, she does. She just eats slowly. Which is why, we resort to drinking breakfasts.

Fruit smoothies, milk shakes and the likes. One of our most cherished breakfasts on the go is the Mango oats smoothie. Supreme taste with excellent nourishment and very easy to make. Good Morning


I am re-posting this for the Power food blog group Friday. As I wanted to add the benefits of eating a whole grain into this post.

Apart from helping you eat lesser by keeping you fuller for a longer time and hence help you lose and maintain your weight goals, oats is a great booster for your healthy immune system. The beta-glucan found in oats, significantly enhancesthe human immune system’s response to bacterial infection.

In addition to that oats help reduce cardiovascular disease, lower bad cholesterol levels, stabilizes blood sugar.  Making oats a great part of your meals does wonders for your body. So go for it.

38 Power Foods blog group  focuses on one ingredient each week taking inspiration from the book ; Power Foods: 150 Delicious Recipes with the 38 Healthiest Ingredients from the editors of the whole living magazine. Each week we all  come up with recipes, stories, articles to encourage eating nourishing food.

Jeanette at jeanetteshealthyliving ; Martha at Simply Nourished Living ; Mireya at Myhealthyeatinghabits ; Alyce at More time at the table ; Casey at My Sweet and Savory;   Minnie at TheLady8Home


Mango Oats Smoothie

Prep Time: 8 hours

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Serves: 1

Serving Size: 12 oz

Mango Oats Smoothie

Child Friendly, Pre-preparable, Serve Cold


  • 1/4 cup Mango (peeled and diced)
  • 1/4 cup Oats (I use old fashioned rolled oats)
  • 1/4 cup Milk
  • 1/4 tsp Honey
  • 1 pinch Green Cardamom powder (really just a tiny pinch)


  1. The night before, soak the oats in 1/4 C of water and keep it in the fridge
  2. In the morning, using your smoothie maker or blender, blend the oats with all the other ingredients
  3. Drink up a yummy breakfast


If you want to cook the oats just before you make the smoothie, cook it your usual way and add ice when you make the smoothie.


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  19 Responses to “Mango Oats Smoothie”

Comments (19)
  1. WOW!!!
    A must make recipe for me…
    Is the soaking time enough to have oats as good as cooked , Here in India we get quaker oats which have to be cooked for 3 mins before eating..

  2. Oh my. How clever. I’ve got everything I need on hand to try this easy healthy breakfast. I think it’s so cool that you go to such great lengths to make sure your kid is well nourished!! Thanks for such a wonderful idea.

  3. What a great looking breakfast! My daughter will love this with her early mornings this holiday season. And the best thing is I have most of the ingredients on hand. I can’t wait to try this out on her.

    • It is a family favorite now. My daughter asks me to make drinkable breakfast so she can sleep another 10 minutes. I like the challenge and she gets some much needed rest.

  4. A smoothie – I would not have thought of that. Looks delicious.

  5. MMMMmmmm. I like everything about this. Sounds delish!

  6. Thanks for this recipe. I never thought about adding a pinch of cardamon in to my smoothies. I’m going to give that a try.
    If you want to take this idea one step further, try adding in some greens and seeds or nuts to make this a complete healthy meal. If your kids won’t drink a green drink, add in some berries to turn it purple.
    My website is all about these green smoothies that I call Green Thickies as they are thick and delicious just like your recipe. If you want to have a look go to Green Thickies . They all include easy to find ingredients.
    Many thanks

  7. what a delicious smoothie recipe…bookmarked 🙂

  8. wow…what a delicious smoothie recipe…bookmarked !

  9. this is the kind of drink I would love to relish on any day. so healthy yet yummy

  10. Hi Ansh,
    This smoothie is looking Awesome. It’s so full of nutrition and a great way to healthy start of the day for kids. Saving this recipe of urs and wud love to give ur version a try on the coming weekend. Have a great day….Sonia !!!

  11. What a fantastic blog you have here! I love you you write out the dietary and allergy specifications of your recipes; such as vegetarian and milk free.
    Thanks for the fabulous smoothie recipe! I’ve never added oats to my smoothie before, but it’s quite brilliant, I must say.

  12. hi ansh

    me first time to your space. you have a beautiful blog.

    loved this healthy drink of oats with mangoes.

  13. You already started getting Mangoes there ??? Lucky you … love anything with Mangoes.

  14. Now, this is a recipe I would love trying with the abundance of mangoes we have left 😉

  15. Lovely way to have a healthy smoothie, it’s going to be mango season here and mangoes will pour ..will surely try this, I feel it’s a very healthy option for kids too!

  16. I made this and it was super delicious. I did however just add sugar because I had no honey. This is going to be a regular BF for many many days.

  17. Never tried oats in a smoothie..will definitely try this one 🙂


  18. This is one easy way to make sure they drink well and eat healthy. Breakfast at my home is usually glass of milk and a banana. this would be a welcome change for us all.
    Love Ash.


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