I only recently realised that there’s a recipe imprinted on my can of Quaker Oats. This recipe is ‘specially created by Temasek Polytechnic’, perhaps a kind of assignment given to the hospitality students to test out their level of creativity. I think it is an excellent avenue for students to see their efforts bear fruit in the authentic food and beverage industry too.
I decided to adapt this recipe, according to what was available on the day of grocery shopping. Nothing fanciful, but it is definitely easy to make (easily adaptable), tastes quite good and is healthy for all ages.
- Quaker creamy oats: 2/3 cup
- Boiling water: 1 cup
- Mango: 1, large, cut into bite-sized pieces
- Fresh lemon juice: 1 cup
- White coffee creamer: 3 tbsp
- Cold water: 1/2 cup
- Sugar: 2 tbsp
- Add oats to boiling water. Set aside.
- Blend mangoes, lemon juice, creamer, cold water, sugar together.
- Add oats into mixture. Blend again.
- Leave in fridge to chill before serving.
- Blend with ice instead of cold water if you’d like to have a real blended smoothie. I had to keep mine for consumption over several days. Using ice was definitely not a good idea as it would melt and dilute the concoction.
- Use 1 fresh lemon and 2/3 cup of fresh pineapple juice instead of fresh lemon juice, plus milk instead creamer to whip up a creamier (whiter) concoction of this drink.
3 – 4 persons