Oats-Dates-Apple Smoothie

As much as I try to be healthy, eating a healthy breakfast early in the morning is often a challenge. To add to that, those people who are looking for an easy, no work, no mess option (like my husband), they eat the same breakfast cereal every day, literally every day. Thank God for me (for him) that I try to put together simple recipes that he and many others like him can use to make a quick, on-the-go and healthy breakfast.

This breakfast smoothie is a “breakfast of champions” as I like to call it. With the the goodness of apples, natural sweetness of dates, the protein and complex carbohydrates from the oats and calcium from milk, there is nothing like it.



From start to finish, it takes a maximum of 10 minutes to prepare. It takes longer to eat a bowl of cereal!! So yes, make this smoothie, drink it while you get ready for work or pour it in a to-go bottle and drink it while you drive, take the train or bus or drink it at your work desk. It is that convenient.



As always, smoothies, like many other recipes, are open to customization. One can use different flavors, fruits, nut butters, nuts, fruits etc. and it would be just as delicious. Only thing though, I would recommend this only for breakfast, not for a meal or a snack because it quite a heavy smoothie and will surely keep you satiated for hours until lunch. As they, have breakfast like a king, like with this one.



Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes (No cooking, only blend blend blend)
Serves1

Ingredients

Grains

  • Rolled Oats – 1/2 cup

Fruits, Nuts & Seeds

  • Apple – 1/2 of a medium Apple, chopped
  • Mejdool Dates – 4 pieces, pitted
  • Almonds – Slivered, 1 tbsp
  • Chia Seeds – 1 tbsp

Spices

  • Ground Cinnamon – 1/2 tsp

Dairy

  • Milk – 1/2 cup

Ingredient notes

  • If vegan, any plant based milk will also work in this recipe
  • I have used a Green Apple because that is what I had in my fruit bowl. Any type of Red Apple will work fine too

Method

  1. In a blender jar, add the chopped apples, dates, oats, cinnamon and milk
  2. Blend until smooth
  3. Add 1/4 cup water and blend again (Add extra milk or water as per desired consistency. I don’t like my smoothie to be thick, so I add the water to loosen it up. If you like a thick smoothie, you can skip this step and increase the quantity of milk)
  4. Pour in a glass or a bottle. Garnish with nuts, fruits and chia seeds (Alternatively, the nuts and chia seeds can be blended along with the rest of the ingredients if you don’t like anything chunky or crunchy in your smoothie)

Give this breakfast smoothie a try. If you like this recipe, do rate it and share your comments below. You can also follow me on Instagram to be up-to-date with what is cooking in my kitchen and to share your version of the recipe with #foodformyloveblog.

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