Mary Flahavan’s Fruit Oat Smoothie

fruit oat smoothie

Fruit Oat Smoothie
Makes approximately 500ml (1 pint)
Ingredients
150g (6oz) fruit (e.g. ripe bananas, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, kiwis or  stewed apple)
100g (4oz) yogurt
40g (1½ oz) or 2 scoops of Flahavan’s Quick Oats
200 ml (7 fl oz) milk
Honey to sweeten
Method
  1. Put all the ingredients into a blender and blend for about 1 minute until smooth.
  2. Add more milk to adjust consistency.
  3. Pour into two tall glasses and serve.

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Oatmeal with dried cranberries, flaked almonds & orange zest

porridge

Ingredients (Serves 2-3)
  • ¾-1 pint (1½ – 2 cups/350-475ml) of milk (according to desired consistency)
  • 4oz (1⅓ cups / 110g) Flahavan’s Irish Oatmeal
  • Zest of half an orange
  • 1 tbsp. cranberries
  • Toasted flaked almonds to sprinkle
Cooking and Serving Instructions 
  1. Place the oats and milk in a saucepan and bring to the boil.
  2. Reduce the heat and simmer for 3-4 minutes until soft and creamy.
  3. Grate in the orange zest.
  4. Add dried cranberries.
  5. Place in a bowl and serve sprinkled with toasted almonds.

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Mary Flahavan’s Chunky Tomato & Oat Soup

fla tomato soup

Chunky Tomato and Oat Soup
A meal in a bowl!
Serves 4
Ingredients
1 stick celery
1 small onion, peeled
1 carrot
2 tbsp olive oil
1 clove garlic, crushed
750g/1 ½lb vine tomatoes, chopped
1 red pepper, deseeded and chopped
400g can tomatoes
300ml/ ½pt veg stock
50g/2oz Flahavan’s Organic Oats
I tsp sugar or balsamic vinegar
Olive oil to drizzle
6 basil leaves, torn, to decorate
Method
Dice the celery, onion and carrot finely. Heat the olive oil in a large pan and fry the vegetables gently for 5 minutes until softened but not browned. Add the garlic and fry for a few seconds then add the vine tomatoes and red pepper. Cook for a further 5 minutes until softened. Add the canned tomatoes with 200ml water and the stock then bring to the boil.  Add the oats, stir well and simmer for 10 minutes.  Season to taste and sweeten with a little sugar or balsamic vinegar if necessary. Decorate with basil leaves and drizzle with olive oil before serving.