Spiced Oatmeal Smoothie

Spiced Oatmeal Smoothie

If you are looking for a substantial breakfast beverage that is nutritious, delicious AND easy, this is the smoothie for you.  Made with cooked oats, Greek yogurt, apple, cinnamon, maple syrup, turmeric, lemon and vanilla, this Spiced Oatmeal Smoothie will have your tummy filled and your taste buds pleased.  The oats are packed with fiber which will keep you full longer.  Blending in some non fat Greek yogurt adds protein without fat.  Turmeric has a laundry list of health benefits helping with weight management, depression and inflammation.  I blend this smoothie up several times a week and I find that my mornings are much better after downing ones of these.  Continue reading for the recipe.

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5.0 from 3 reviews
Spiced Oatmeal Smoothie
 
Adapted from here.
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt (I used non fat)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, plus more for dusting
  • Pinch of turmeric
  • 1 apple, cored and roughly chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon pure maple syrup
  • A small squeeze of fresh lemon juice
  • 1 fresh date, pitted and chopped (optional)
  • Ice cubes
Instructions
  1. Combine oats and water in a microwave-safe bowl. Cook for 2 minutes. Set aside.
  2. To a blender add milk, yogurt, cinnamon, turmeric, apple, vanilla, maple syrup, lemon juice, date (if using), ice cubes (7 - 8 if you like it thicker) and cooked oats. Blend on high until smooth.
  3. Pour into a glass or jar. Finish with a light dusting of cinnamon on top.

 

Comments

  1. says

    Ooo, addition of the chopped date is very cool! In the mornings, I tend to not have enough brain power to change up my cereal+milk or oatmeal+honey. This sounds so yummy I just might have to, though!

  2. Dannii says

    This sounds yum! If you don’t have a microwave, how long would you recommend cooking the oats in water for? Thanks!

  3. says

    I’ve never really thought about adding the oatmeal to the smoothie, but I get one at Jimbo’s that adds wheat germ, so why not? I think I love everything about this creation!!! A perfect snack for the girls as they are headed to an evening of dance rehearsals. Brilliant!!

  4. says

    Yum! I love the sound of every single ingredient in this smoothie. Sounds like a very substantial meal, and I love your addition of turmeric. What a great way to get antioxidants. :)

  5. Dottie says

    I make a similar smoothie using oat bran porridge. One part organic oat bran to 4 cups organic almond milk cooked with a couple of shredded apples, cinnamon and nutmeg, finished with vanilla. I top it with berries, toasted unsweetened coconut, almonds and sesame seeds. After reading this smoothie recipe, I nuked oat ran with almond milk, plopped it in the blender, added the goodies and drank my oat bran. Brilliant and very healthy.

  6. Erin Mcelvain says

    My kids and I loved this smoothie! I used vanilla soy milk, added a little cardamom, omitted maple syrup (none on hand), and added some spinach. It was delicious!!

  7. says

    This is a nice smoothie. That mix of turmeric, cinnamon, and lemon makes it not only taste great, but a lot of rich benefits and properties in the spice and fruits.

  8. Tracy Maisch says

    I have been making smoothies with oatmeal for years, and as a few other writers have mentioned, there is no reason to go to the trouble of cooking it first. Seems to me it just adds an extra step. I add strawberries and bananas to mine, and usually use soy or almond milk. I have also added protein powder. Use whatever you have in the fridge. I tend to use more oatmeal than in this recipe but it depends on your taste. The biggest benefit I have found is that after you drink a smoothie made with a substantial dose of oatmeal you will feel comfortably full and satisfied for many hours.

    • Brandon Matzek says

      Interesting! I’ll have to try with just raw oats. But I agree with you that an oatmeal smoothie definitely keeps me full for most of my morning. Love it!

  9. Kerry says

    My favorite smoothie consists of the following, in this order added to blender:

    1 c. unsweetened almond milk
    1 t. flaxmeal
    1/2 t. cinnamon
    1/2 t. cardamom
    1/2 t. turmeric
    1t. unsweetened cocoa powder
    1 sm. knob of grated fresh ginger
    1 c. of spinach (or kale)
    1 frozen banana
    1/2 c. frozen mixed berries (blueberries and blackberries are my fave)
    1/2 c. frozen pineapple

    Whir and Whizz until blended. Good and Good for you !

  10. Riece says

    I’m really looking for an oat smoothie that contains no milk (of any kind) and no yogurt, also don’t like bananas (which I know are good for thickening). I know how fussy! Do you think this recipe could still work?

    • Brandon Matzek says

      Hmmm, well the milk and yogurt are what help to make it a smoothie! Without them you’d just be eating flavored oatmeal -_- Perhaps you could try adding apple juice / sauce instead? You need an element to loosen things up (like milk, water, juice) and something to add some body/richness (yogurt, apple sauce).

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