even though it's not really apple season, i bought a humongous bag of empire apples at the grocery store recently. we've been juicing them, eating them with peanut butter, adding them to salads, and putting them in pancakes. however, there are still several apples left. i'm starting to think that they are multiplying on my kitchen counter.
yesterday i was looking for a way to use up another apple before the remaining apples go bad. what haven't i done with these apple yet? put them in smoothies!
the result was an awesome smoothie that tasted just like apple cinnamon oatmeal.
it's good for you since it's packed with protein and fiber. it's thick, creamy, delicious, and really filling. hey, this smoothie is vegan and gluten free too!
apple cinnamon oatmeal smoothie
total time: 5 minutes:
yields: 1 smoothie
1/3 cup old-fashioned oats
1 1/4 cups almond milk
1 medium apple
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 tablespoon ground flax seeds
1 tablespoon cashew butter
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon agave nectar
5 ice cubes
combine oats and almond milk in a blender and let sit for a few moments so that the oats can absorb the milk. meanwhile, peel, core, and dice the apple. add the diced apple to the blender along with the chia seeds, flax seeds, cashew butter, cinnamon, agave, and ice. blend until smooth.