Banana-free smoothie made with only 4 ingredients. This simple and delicious smoothie is not a banana smoothie. So many smoothie recipes use bananas and if for some reason, you want to enjoy a banana-free smoothie then this recipe is for you!
It’s January! and I want to start the year with something healthy. Every year we all write down our New Year resolutions and it’s usually focused on eating healthy. I think, that now in 2021, people are inspired to change their habits. So, if you’re riding that healthy train, this is the perfect recipe for you!
The ingredients for this yummy smoothie are apples, dates, quick oats, and milk. Yes, that’s it, only 4 ingredients!
Milk - I used sugar-free soy milk so it is also dairy-free, but you can use any milk you prefer.
This smoothie has no sugar in it at all and the sweetness comes from the dates and apples. I find it very tasty like this, but if you must add some sweetener, use maple syrup to stay on the healthy side.
How to Make Apple Oat Smoothie
The process of making the smoothie is by starting to mix the ingredients and letting it sit for 5 minutes so the oats can absorb the liquid and become softer. Then you blend it to your favorite texture, I kept it with little bits of apple and dates and didn’t make it fully smooth because I like this texture. When serving the smoothie, I added a sliced apple for garnish, you can add any other fruit you want or omit it completely.
The bowl I used to serve the smoothie is a coconut bowl that I got from the Coconut Bowls website. The bowl is made from coconut shell which is natural waste and is handcrafted into an eco-friendly product. If you want to start this year by doing something good, try using this kind of bowl and help our planet! It's sustainable and beautiful. Plus, they claim the bowl can last a lifetime!
I joined as a coco ambassador to support their health journey to a sustainable future for people and the plant.
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Coffee Oat Smoothie
Pumpkin Smoothie Bowl
Let's start whipping up this healthy apple oat smoothie bowl:
Apple Oat Smoothie
- 4 tablespoon quick oats
- 1 red apple peeled, cored, and cut into small cubes
- 1 cup soy milk (or another type of milk you prefer)
- 4 dates pitted
- An apple cut into slices - optional
- In a bowl, place the quick oats, the cut apple, half a cup of soy milk, and the pitted dates.
- Mix and let it sit for 5 minutes.
- Add the other half cup of soy milk.
- Transfer the batter to a blender.
- Blend to your preferred texture.
- Pour the smoothie into a bowl.
- Add the cut apple for garnish.
- Take a teaspoon and enjoy!
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