Looking for a tasty and nutritious snack to cool down in the summer? Try out this simple apple smoothie with oats recipe! Made with red apples, quick oats, soy milk, and dates, this four-ingredient smoothie is perfect for a refreshing breakfast or mid-day snack. Not only is it delicious, but it's also packed with essential vitamins and minerals to help you stay healthy and energized. Get ready to blend, and enjoy!
Why this apple oat smoothie recipe works
I love smoothies! Not only are they super easy and quick to make, but they're also a great way to get your daily dose of vitamins and minerals. This apple smoothie with oats recipe is no exception!
With the combination of sweet red apples, creamy soy milk, chewy dates, and hearty oats, this smoothie has it all - health benefits and flavor! The oats provide a great source of fiber and complex carbohydrates, while the apples offer vitamin C and potassium. In addition, soy milk provides protein to keep you energized throughout the day, and dates add natural sweetness without any added sugars.
It only takes about 5 minutes to make, so it's perfect for those busy mornings or mid-day energy boosts.
Let's get blending!
Tip: Not a fan of apples? No problem! I highly recommend this cherry smoothie instead. It's just as delicious and nutritious.
Tips for making the best apple smoothie
Here are some of the best tips for making this creamy apple smoothie...
As soon as you finish blending your apple smoothie, enjoy it immediately for the best flavor and texture. I added a sliced apple for garnish, you can add any other fruit you want or omit it completely.
Add more dates or your favorite sweetener if you want a sweeter smoothie. On the other hand, if you prefer less sweetness in your drink, reduce the number of dates used.
Feel free to substitute the soy milk for your favorite plant-based alternative or regular dairy milk. You can also use any type of apple you like, such as green apples, for a more tart flavor.
Here are some questions people often ask about how to make this apple oat smoothie...
What kind of oats are best to use in a smoothie?
Quick oats are the best type to use in a smoothie as they will blend more easily than rolled or steel-cut oats.
What kind of apples should I use?
You can use any type of apple, but red apples, such as Fuji and Gala, are the sweetest ones to use for this recipe.
Do I need to freeze my apples before adding them to my oat smoothie?
No, you do not need to freeze your apples before adding them to the smoothie. However, if you prefer a thicker consistency, you can try freezing some of the apples beforehand and then adding them to the mix.
Is this apple smoothie recipe sweet?
This smoothie doesn't contain any added sugar. Instead, the sweetness comes from the natural sugars in the dates and apples. Personally, I like it this way, but if you feel the need to add sweetness, you can use maple syrup as a healthier option.
Can I use other types of milk?
Yes, you can use any type of plant-based milk, such as almond or coconut. If dairy isn't a problem for you, you can also use regular cow's milk or a low-fat option.
Can I add other ingredients to the smoothie?
Of course! You can add any type of fruit, such as pears or berries, for extra sweetness and flavor. If you want more protein in your smoothie, add some nut butter or Greek yogurt for a boost.
Is this apple smoothie gluten-free?
Yes, this smoothie is naturally gluten-free as long as you use oats labeled "gluten-free."
Where can I get the coconut bowl to serve this smoothie?
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!
Make this yummy apple smoothie today!
Now that you know how to make an apple smoothie with oats, it's time to get blending! You can enjoy a healthy and delicious snack with just four simple ingredients and a few minutes of your time.
So why not give it a try today? You won't be disappointed! Enjoy!
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Apple Smoothie With Oats
- 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
- To make the oat and apple smoothie, combine quick oats, cut apple, pitted dates, and half a cup of soy milk in a bowl.
- Let it sit for 5 minutes, then add the other half cup of soy milk. Put the mixture into a blender and blend to your preferred texture.
- Pour the smoothie into a bowl or glass and add some cut apple on top for garnish