Hello, October. Today’s recipe, an autumn almond breakfast smoothie, is part of the official welcome wagon into fall. We’ve got an autumn recipe and, guess what. There’s no pumpkin here, folks! Fall may not seem like the time for smoothies but It’s creamy and dreamy but full of “warm flavors” and about as cozy as a smoothie can get. I started making this as a post workout smoothie during grad school when I was deeper into my fitness bag. I would alternate it with this smoothie that tastes like a Wendy’s frosty just depending on what ingredients I had on hand and how I was feeling. The recipes are very similar and each smoothie has protein, potassium, and carbs.
Recently, I’ve started adding in a handful of old-fashioned oats to make this a more filling, meal-replacement type of smoothie that I can start the day with. And that’s how this recipe smoothie was born. My summer breakfast go-to this year has been this cherry ginger smoothie and a couple of boiled eggs. And, now, this autumn almond breakfast smoothie is my fall groove. Hello, easy breakfast! I initially shied away from oats in smoothies because…texture. I had to play with the proportions a bit to get them just right.
You’ve got to let this almond breakfast smoothie blend for up to a minute in order to ensure a perfectly smooth texture uninterrupted by banana chunks or bits of oats. You cant tell there are oats in this smoothie at all. It isn’t super thick or gritty and is very easy to drink. You’ll get decidedly fall feels from this one due to hints of cinnamon, vanilla, and maple syrup. If you prefer a thicker smoothie, try this green breakfast smoothie made with oats and greek yogurt!
Truth be told, this is a creamy, dreamy, filling breakfast you can drink on your way to work, class, or carpool all year round and not just during the fall. Oh, and did I mention it’s a vegan and gluten-free, and refined sugar-free smoothie? Well, it is. And you’d never know it! Stay tuned for a new fall soup recipe on Thursday and thanks for reading!
P.S. You might also like these:
Easy, creamy, dreamy smoothie made with all natural ingredients perfect for breakfast or post-workout recovery
- 1 cup almond milk
- 2 tablespoons almond butter I use crunchy!
- 1/2 banana
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1/4 cup old-fashioned oats
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- sliced almonds optional garnish
Add almond milk, almond butter, banana, cinnamon, maple syrup, oats, and vanilla extract to blender then cover.
Use the blend or liquefy setting to blend smoothie for 30 seconds to one minute or until completely smooth and uniform.
Garnish with sliced almonds, if desired. Serve immediately.