With the spring sunshine reminding us of how lovely an English summer can be, now is the time to start thinking about quick and easy ways to enjoy the best that nature provides. A fragrant strawberry smoothie is a delicious way to enjoy this quintessentially English fruit – even when you may have kept them in the fridge for a tad too long. And if you use Oatly oat drink instead of milk, you can enjoy your treat without worrying about the fat content: Oatly Organic has only 0.7g fat of which 0.1g is saturated per 100ml and for Oatly Enriched the fat content is 1.5g of which saturated fat accounts for only 0.2g per 100ml (whole milk has 4g fat per 100ml of which 2.6g is saturated fat).
If you prefer a bowl of strawberries, try them with Oatly Organic Dairy-Free Alternative to Cream which has just 13g of fat per 100g, of which only 3g is saturated fat, and the overwhelming amount is unsaturated 'good' fat. With only 150kcal per 100g as opposed to 445kcal per 100g for double cream, you can have the taste of cream without piling on the calories.
There are four varieties of Oatly to try (Chocolate, Enriched, Organic and Organic Dairy-Free Alternative to Cream) and they are all high in fibre and low in saturated fat, and may help to reduce cholesterol - just one 250ml glass of Oatly provides a third (1g) of the daily requirement of beta-glucans (soluble fibre) for cholesterol reduction. The soluble fibre found in Oatly oat drinks is good for the digestive system as well.
If you’re looking to cut down on the amount of dairy you eat, Oatly oat drinks are lactose, milk protein and soya free. They’re also great for anyone who suffers from milk protein allergy, lactose intolerance and/or an allergy to soya.
Available from all major supermarkets, Holland & Barrett and independent health food stores, Oatly Organic and Oatly Enriched costs around £1.39/1 litre, Oatly Chocolate £1.49/1 litre and Oatly Organic Dairy-Free Alternative to Cream 79p/250ml. Oatly oat drinks are a tasty, refreshing drink on their own and are heat-stable, so they are also ideal for use in cooking and baking instead of dairy milk or cream. Keep some cartons of Oatly in your cupboard for when you run out of milk for drinking and cooking: Oatly stays fresh for 4-5 days in the refrigerator after opening.
OATLY STRAWBERRY SMOOTHIE
300 ml fresh or frozen strawberries
400 ml Oatly Oat Drink (Organic or Enriched)
1 tbsp honey
Put all the ingredients together and blend with a hand-held blender, a normal blender or a food processor. Serve and enjoy.
Try freezing pieces of banana or apple and making a smoothie from that, perhaps flavoured with a little cinnamon. The kids will love creating their own fruity cocktails.
Per serving (makes two large glasses):
3g fat (of which 0.4g saturated fat)
28g carbohydrates (of which 22g sugar)
You can use practically any berry you like for this smoothie. Blueberries, raspberries and blackberries are a sure bet for a great taste. You'll get a thicker result by using frozen berries.
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