Thursday, September 10, 2015

Spiced Oatmeal Smoothie

It's my favorite time of year again, folks! When the mornings and nights are crisp and cool and I want to throw apples, pumpkin and cinnamon into everything.

Without going pumpkin spice crazy, this smoothie is the perfect welcome to Autumn! And it fills up your tummy.

Recipe adapted from Refinery29.

1 packet of Quaker's Banana Nut Oatmeal
3/4 cup water
1/2 cup milk
1/3 cup honey Greek yogurt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, plus more for dusting
Pinch of turmeric
1 apple, cored and roughly chopped
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tsp pure maple syrup
A small squeeze of fresh lemon juice
Ice cubes

1 fresh date, pitted and chopped


1. Make oatmeal according to packet directions. Set aside to cool.
2. In a blender add milk, yogurt, cinnamon, turmeric, apple, vanilla, maple syrup, lemon juice, date (if using), ice cubes and cooked oats. Blend until smooth.
3. Pour into glass or jar. Finish with a dusting of cinnamon.