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Recipe & Food Styling | Oats-Banana Smoothie

4 March 2016 No Comment

Recipe & Food Styling | Oats-Banana Smoothie

Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it.” ~ Andy Rooney.

I am enjoying my journey as a food stylist and was in for a pleasant surprise the other day when I received a call from the ace photographer Venkat Ram.

The photo-shoot was for a popular South Indian brand, Hatsun with a good network in dairy products. The photo-shoot was for their new venture into ready-to-eat frozen food product line by the name Oyalo.

The frozen mock-tail snacks are tiny bites and are really handy when you need to plan a quick party at short notice. I had to remake some of the food products such as frozen mini samosas, cheese balls and cutlets to make them heat resistant and to look good in front of camera.

I had a wonderful time working with Venkat Ram, whose positive inputs and active involvement during the entire photo-shoot made it a memorable experience!

Recipe & Food Styling | Oats-Banana Smoothie

I was comfortable working from his beautiful kitchen in the studio…some of the goodies and props lined up for the shoot.

Recipe & Food Styling | Oats-Banana Smoothie

Mandatory pack-up shot after the shoot…ace photographer, representatives from client & Ad agency and me….#sweetmemories

Oats and Banana Smoothie 

During the days when I have shoots and need to leave home early, I grab a quick sandwich or make a filling smoothie for me.

And here is my breakfast in a glass..
Recipe & Food Styling | Oats-Banana Smoothie


(serve 1)

  • 2 tbsp. quick cooking Oats
  • 1 medium banana
  • 2 dates
  • 2 tbsp yogurt
  • 1 cup plain milk
  • 4-5 almonds
  • 1 tbsp. honey (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon powder

Method; Roast the oats quickly for a few seconds and take it out in a plate.

Finely chop the dates and almonds.

Add the roasted oats, chopped dates and almonds in the glass of milk and let it soak for 3-4 minutes.

Peel and chop banana into small cubes.

Add all the ingredients into a blender and grind to a creamy consistency.

Recipe & Food Styling | Oats-Banana Smoothie

Pour the Oats and banana smoothie in a glass and serve.


  1. Add crushed ice to transform the smoothie into more frothy and delicious cold drink.
  2. Replace milk with coconut milk or almond milk for more nutrition.
  3. Add roasted flax seeds and more nuts & dried fruits such as blueberries, raisins for different flavor.
  4. Soak oats in milk or plain water overnight in a refrigerator for easy grinding.
  5. You can replace banana with mango or strawberry or any other fruit of your choice.


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