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-filled pastry! It's so satisfying! You'll think you're drinking an apple pie milkshake.
❤️ Why you'll love this smoothie recipe
Nutritious: This apple cinnamon smoothie makes a nutritious breakfast or post-workout snack. It's 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!
Quick to make, easy clean-up: Not only is this apple smoothie nourishing, but it's also quick to mix and easy to clean up. It makes an ideal to-go breakfast for busy mornings or a refreshing post-workout snack.
Satisfying: It's a delicious treat that will keep you full and satisfied all morning.
Vegan, gluten-free, and sugar-free: Flavoured with a little cinnamon and a dash of nutmeg, this apple cinnamon 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 apple cinnamon smoothie? You'll find ingredient amounts in the recipe card below.
oats: rolled oats or quick oats. Oats add lots of healthy fiber to your diet and they also help to thicken this smoothie. 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
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.
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?
Can I make this ahead?
Yes, if you simply leave out the ice. (The ice would water it down once it melts.) This recipe make two servings. You could easily make a double batch and have your healthy grab-and-go breakfast ready for both of you the following day! Give it a good shake in case it has separated.
Refrigerate your extra smoothie in a jar or your favourite to-go container for up to two days. Shake and go!
Ready to up your breakfast game and try something different? Give this apple oatmeal smoothie a try or try one of these other smoothie recipes.
And if you like hearty oatmeal for breakfast, check this post: 30 Healthy Oatmeal Recipes.
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Apple Oatmeal Breakfast Smoothie
- ½ cup oats, rolled oats or quick oats, certified gluten-free if necessary
- 2 cups milk, unsweetened plant-based, like almond or cashew
- 2 tablespoon peanut butter or almond butter
- 1 large apple cored, but not peeled
- 1 tablespoon hemp hearts
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract, optional
- 2 tablespoon 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.