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The Cereal Report: Quaker Oats Real Medleys

The Cereal Report is a column in which PCFG conducts various cereal reviews, of new or limited products, as well as providing brief backgrounds on the cereal. Cereal is delicious and fairly cheap as far as meals go. Everyone should eat cereal!

I started eating Quaker’s Real Medleys oatmeal not too long after it first came out, and I enjoy it. Well, not all the flavors, but most of them.  They’re my go-to instant oatmeal during oatmeal season.  They have more stuff in them (like dried fruit and nuts) than the regular packets of oatmeal, and I find them to be more filling.  However, this snack report is not about oatmeal.  It is in fact about the new cold cereal version of Real Medleys that Quaker has released.  Considering how much I enjoy the oatmeal, when I saw the new cereal I knew I wanted to try it out.  I got the cherry almond pecan flavor, but it also comes in peach apple walnut.

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Smoothie Sunday: Blueberry Oatmeal Smoothie

I like eating oatmeal for breakfast, and usually have it at least once a week during the colder months.  Unfortunately during the summer it’s usually too hot for me to want to eat something hot for breakfast.  But this year instead of giving up on oatmeal for the next 3ish months I decided to try working it into some of my smoothies.  In my research I noticed that most people just toss oatmeal into the smoothie and let it absorb the liquid for a few minutes before blending.  But I didn’t want this to be a smoothie that just happened to have oats in it…I wanted it to be an oatmeal smoothie.  So I decided to mix things up and use overnight oatmeal in my smoothie.  Overnight refrigerator oatmeal is made by mixing oats, milk, yogurt and other flavorings in a container and letting it sit in the fridge overnight.  By morning the oatmeal is nice and soft and ready to eat.  So this smoothie involves a bit of advanced planning, but I think it’s worth it.

Ingredients photo.

Ingredients photo.

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