Maple Syrup Smoothie & Blueberry

In my long ago childhood in the mid west, home made pancakes with maple syrup was a particular winter weekend morning treat. It didn’t happen often but when it did it was a memory maker.

Now there is a maple syrup smoothie recipes (with blueberries no less!) that lets me revisit those memories whenever I choose. So, then, here is a really tasty maple syrup smoothie recipe along with some stuff about maple syrup itself you might not know:

First, don’t be fooled into thinking that this is a low calorie smoothie because it isn’t but there are some ways to limit the damage!

Quebec produces most of the world’s supply of true maple syrup. In the U.S., Vermont has the largest maple syrup industry.  To be called “maple syrup” the mix has to be at least 66 percent sugar!  So we used the low fat yogurt and milk in an attempt to reduce the calorie load. Anyway, low calorie or not, this is a really good fruit smoothie.

In your favorite blender mix:

  • 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup low-fat yogurt
  • 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 cup milk (low-fat or soy)
  • 1 Tbsp.Chia Seed

If you mix the yogurt and oatmeal together first, and let it sit for 10 or 15 minutes it will create a smoother consistency.