An oatmeal smoothie tastes just like fall! Peanut butter, oatmeal, and apples creates a protein and nutritious breakfast or snack!
Originally posted November 2013. Photos and Post Updated October 2016.
TGI Almost Friday!
Friday Eve calls for sweets! Really any day does in my books honestly. So there is no other way to start my morning off than with a milkshake, er I mean smoothie. What? You didn’t have one first thing? Hm, you might have a problem…
It’s no secret that I have a
large place in my heart for sweets. Life is about balance. So, I believe a day filled with a nutritious, power kale salads energizes me through the endless playdates I have with my little guy. And a dinner of dark chocolate and wine perfectly acceptable. Please, no judgment. I am not alone here, am I?
How is your pumpkin filled recipes going? Had enough, yet? I cannot promise there won’t be anymore but just in case you are looking for apple recipes, I got a good one for you! Delicious, creamy and sugary apple pie will about make anyone giddy. I love the flavors so much (my hips, not so much) that I knew, this rolled oats smoothie was on my to-make list this fall. The peanut butter adds creaminess and protein with a touch of salt that compliments the sweetness wonderfully. And not to mention, healthy fats to help keep you full. The apples and cinnamon just scream Thanksgiving in a cup. Lastly, oatmeal. May seem odd but I believe this is what brings out the ‘pie’ flavor! Where you wondering how oats in a smoothie benefits you? Oatmeal is full of fiber and helps stabilize blood sugars. (Read…no grumpy Gus in a few hours!)
The beauty of this oatmeal peanut butter smoothie is it is a nutritional powerhouse, so be naughty and indulge with whipped cream. Tis the season, right?
Before I run, I have to let you in on a fun little project I had this past month! I was picked to be a judge in the AOL Fall Food Awards! I have never been a judge for anything; it is similar to saying ‘I never win!’ Ha! I was sent a selection of kitchen essentials – everything from a funny face egg mold. More like a scary face…it was a skull! The hubs got a kick out of his morning eggs served up in the shape of a skull. I also received a beautiful Le Creuset cast iron skillet. I have also dreamed of owning a piece of kitchen equipment from Le Creuset but the price tag seemed to keep me away. No longer! I love this work horse of skillet! It sears pork chops like a dream. All in all, it was fun sampling a wide array of products. Be sure to jump on over to the Fall Food Awards page to see all the products and proud winners!
meal prep tips:
I have started something new to help you all do something that I love and do every week…meal prepping! I fell in love with meal prepping when I was pregnant to help our week run smoothly; for example oatmeal bakes, granola bars, energy bites. So I have decided to start spilling my secrets. Every recipe will include meal prepping tips on how to prepare the dish earlier or how to prepare the ingredients ahead of time to help meal time run smoothly! If you have any questions or anything in particular you are wanting to know about meal prepping, comment or email me! I would love to help. Now onto the meal prep tip for this oatmeal smoothie!
To make your morning quick, combine all the ingredients for this oatmeal smoothie, store in a sealed container then add to a blender in the morning, or when you choose to consume it!
A smoothie bursting with the flavors of fall! Filled with peanut butter, oatmeal and apples tastes like a dessert in a glass!
5 minPrep Time
5 minTotal Time
- 1 apple, or 1 unsweetened applesauce cup
- 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 1 tablespoon peanut butter
- 2 tablespoon old fashioned oatmeal
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder, optional (will help thicken as well)*
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 cup ice (or to desired consistency)
- Whipped Cream, optional but highly recommended
- Add all ingredients to a blender. Mix well.
- Add to serving glass and garnish with whipped cream, if desired.
*This is the protein powder I buy and love! It blends extremely well and contains no artificial ingredients!