Thursday, April 11, 2013

Apple Pie in a Cup Smoothie



I have always tried to like oatmeal...but I just can't get into it. In fact, none of the hot cereals ever really seem to call my name. I buy them with the intention of getting up earlier and making these things before work, but it never happens. Then they expire, then I throw them away, buy a new box with the same good intention---you get the picture. I usually eat a carb such as a whole grain waffle, tortilla, slice of bread, etc. with 1 Tbsp of some kind of nut butter along with 1/2 caf coffee with non-dairy milk and stevia for breakfast. That is my go to, quick weekday breakfast. Anything else just seems like too much at 6 AM. Lately, I have been incorporating oats in other ways. Oat flour is super easy to make in the blender and you can make all kinds of goodies from it. I also like oats in smoothies. I love the texture it provides. I found this recipe this morning and knew I could doctor it up for a good post-workout meal. Warning: This smoothie is super filling so you could probably drink this as your meal!

Adapted from this recipe at Vegan Stoner....yes, that's the name of the blog ;)

Ingredients

  • 1 apple (leave peel on if you like), cut into quadrants
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 scoop of protein powder
  • 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk or other non-dairy milk
  • 1 packet of stevia
  • 1 tsp of vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp of cinnamon
  • 1 cup of cooked oats
  • 1 Tbsp of agave or honey

Method

Combine all ingredients in a high-powered blender and process until smooth. This smoothie definitely has a lot of texture from the oats and apple. Enjoy!


 

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