Apparently, it's not COOKING the wheat germ, it's simply USING the wheat germ that makes food taste somewhat bitter. Grrr.
Nevertheless, here's the smoothie ingredients:
1/3 cup old fashioned oats
1/2 cup greek yogurt (0%, Fage Total)
1/2 cup milk (still using the almond milk!)
1/2-2/3 cup frozen blueberries (or whatever berries you like)
1 tbsp Walden Farms Chocolate Syrup (back to that, mmmm!)
Put all ingredients into a blender and refrigerate overnight.
Why? I don't know, I got this idea from Kath (who uses different ingredients and calls it the Doughboy Smoothie-now I know why!)
Altogether for just under 300 calories. It was pretty filling but tasted bitter. And kind batter-y (Doughboy smoothie it is!). Kind of the feeling you get when you're licking a bowl after baking stuff: good, but a whole bowl of it is a bit much. I'm not crediting this to Kath who uses different ratios, different fruits, toppings and chia seeds. Hers probably taste better.
But it's soooooo pretty!!!!