This week, I did something I’ve never done before: I purchased a fresh lime.
Gasp! I know, I know. That’s pathetic. Using fresh limes and lemons was never something my family opted to do. We used those sketchy bottled juices and called it good. Recently, living with my roommate Allison has taught me the value in using fresh citrus. First of all, the taste is unmatched and incredibly bright and refreshing. Furthermore, it’s cheap!! Sure, I will continue to have the bottles on hand for unexpected citrus needs, but I will be turning to fresh limes and lemons more often.
The lime was purchased for this recipe. I’ll be honest – I was exceptionally nervous about its result. I tried a similar recipe once upon a time, but I did not blend the strawberries and citrus together, and the strawberry became unpleasantly sour, to the point that it tasted nearly rotten! As it turns out, blending the fruit together before letting it sit overnight cures this fluke. Don’t ask me why; I’m an artist, not a scientist. 🙂
What you'll need:
- 5-8 medium-sized strawberries
- juice of one lime (~2 tbsp)
- 1/2 cup milk of choice
- 1/2 cup rolled oats (I use Country Choice Organic)
- 1 tsp chia seeds (optional)
- pinch of salt
How to make it:
- Blend first three ingredients together until smooth.
- Combine mixture and all remaining ingredients in a mason jar.
- Cover with lid and shake, shake, shake until combined.
- Store in the refrigerator overnight (or for several hours). This one is best eaten cold, but warmed up was great, too! Top with more fresh strawberries, if preferred.