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Breakfast Smoothie

This morning I breakfasted at home. This is somewhat unusual for me; mostly due to the fact I am unable to get up in a hurry and thus never have enough time to wash and dress myself properly, let alone prepare some food.

Having been pootling around the web I came across this recipe and thought I'd give something similar a go. This resulted in:

1/2 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup All Bran (Fibre Plus, as they call it now)
2 table spoons of greek yogurt
150g of blueberries
1 dessert spoon of runny honey (estimated - I used a good squeeze)
100ml of milk (Rachel's semi skimmed, but whatever's in the fridge *grin*)

Blend the dry ingredients first to break down the larger bits. Whilst blending add the berries (or whatever other fruit you like, really. I would have included a banana but our local Sainsbury's would only sell a whole bunch and they'd only end up brown in the bottom of the fridge) then the dairy and the honey. Continue blending until smooth.

In hindsight I'd probably add more milk as it was a little quick for swift quaffing before legging it for the train. 3 hours on I'm still nicely full and not craving snacks, which was really the aim of the game. I shall have to experiment with flavours.

So, what do you guys break fast with, and when and where do you manage to fit it in? Any suggestions for alternative flavours for my breakfast smoothie? Make with the comments! :)
You could try passion fruit and rasberries, we made a cocktail with them last night and it was yummy. I generally grab something unhealthy on the way to work. If I am being good I have toast and peanut butter, it I am being very good I have porridge, but that requires me to get up far to early.
The porridge thing is the reason we have rolled oats in such plentiful supply. I like porridge but I find it has a sweet spot akin to that of a ripening pear between being too hot and congealing into some sort of sustainable building material. Shame, for that one spoonful is mighty tasty. :)

The passion fruit sounds good, I guess the seeds would be broken up in the blending. I shall investigate. :)
Do you make your porridge with milk or water?

Personally, I believe that if it's made with water it should be called gruel, and has overtones of urchins in the workhouse.
Oh, with milk, preferably Rachel's full cream or something else with a nice rich flavour. I want the milk plus the starch from the oats to be as creamy and enveloping as possible. Porridge should be like a big, warm hug in a bowl.
I'm actually a fan of honey, although plain old granulated I like for the texture alone.

Also nice smooth rasberry jam is a childhood throwback. :)