A quick and easy breakfast or healthy snack, this Apple Oatmeal Breakfast Smoothie is packed with plant-based protein from oats, almond or peanut butter, chia and hemp hearts. With a touch of cinnamon, it tastes like apple pie!
Apple pie for breakfast? This Apple Oatmeal Breakfast Smoothie has all the flavour of homemade apple pie without the butter! It's a filling smoothie that could also be described as an apple pie milkshake.
This easy breakfast is full of plant-based protein. It packs oats, plant-based milk like almond milk or cashew milk, nut butter, chia seeds and hemp hearts all in one glass. That's one quick and easy breakfast recipe!
Flavoured with a little cinnamon and a dash of nutmeg, this apple oatmeal smoothie is vegan, gluten-free and refined sugar-free. It reminds me of these Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies--without having to bake!
Ready to blend up a healthy smoothie?
oats: rolled oats or quick oats. If you have a high-speed blender, you can mix all the ingredients at the same time. If you're using a regular blender, grind the oats first before adding the remaining ingredients. Steel cut oats won't work well in this smoothie recipe.
milk: your choice of unsweetened plant-based milk.
nut butter: almond butter or peanut butter
apple: a whole apple. Remove the core and cut in chunks, but leave the peel on for extra fiber.
sweetener: maple syrup adds delicious flavour to this smoothie! If you are avoiding sweeteners, you can substitute 0-calorie Lacanto Monkfruit sweetener with erythritol.
chia seeds: rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, protein, calcium and zinc, these tiny seeds will quickly thicken your smoothie, too.
hemp hearts: rich in healthy fats, protein and essential minerals.
flavouring: cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and vanilla extract
This healthy apple oatmeal smoothie makes a nutritious breakfast or snack
Not only is this apple oatmeal smoothie nourishing, it's also quick to mix and easy to clean up. It makes an ideal to-go breakfast for busy mornings. It's a delicious treat that will keep you full and satisfied all morning.
Are raw oats safe to eat?
Processed oats, like rolled oats and quick oats have been steamed and heated to destroy any potential pathogens. Blending them into a fine flour and mixing them with liquid and fruit in this apple oatmeal smoothie makes them easy to digest. Read more about raw oats in this article, Are Raw Oats Actually Safe to Eat?
Ready to up your breakfast game and try something different? Give this apple oatmeal smoothie a try!
And if you like hearty oatmeal for breakfast, check this post: 30 Healthy Oatmeal Recipes.
Apple Oatmeal Breakfast Smoothie
- 1/2 cup oats, rolled oats or quick oats, certified gluten-free if necessary
- 2 cups milk, unsweetened plant-based, like almond or cashew
- 2 tbsp peanut butter or almond butter
- 1 large apple cored, but not peeled
- 1 tbsp hemp hearts
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract, optional
- 2 tbsp maple syrup or more if your apple isn't sweet or use Lacanto Monkfruit sweetener
- 3-4 ice cubes
- If using a high-speed blender, add all ingredients to the blender container and process until smooth.
- If using a regular blender, blend the oats first, then add the remaining ingredients. Serve immediately.