This all-in-one milk-and-cookies smoothie makes a nice change of pace for a summer breakfast or afternoon snack. For little kids: Let them help press the buttons on the blender. (Be sure to let it run for a full minute before you add the ice so the oatmeal-and-raisin mixture gets as smooth as possible.) For big kids: Let them measure the ingredients-it's the perfect time to teach them the difference between wet and dry ingredient measuring cups
3/4 cup rolled oats
1/4 cup raisins
1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice (or cocoa powder if you prefer)
1 cup whole milk, plus more if needed
1/2 cup full-fat vanilla yogurt
1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
Add the oats, raisins and pumpkin pie spice to the carafe of a blender and pour in the milk, adding more to cover the oats if needed. Stir completely and set aside until the oats are soft, 15 minutes.
Blend on high speed until pureed and smooth, about 1 minute. Add the yoghurt, brown sugar and 1 1/2 cups ice, and blend on high speed until smooth, about 30 seconds.
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