Hello, October. Today's recipe, an autumn almond breakfast smoothie, is part of the official welcome wagon into fall. But guess what? There's no pumpkin here, folks! Fall may not seem like the best time for smoothies but this one is creamy, dreamy, full of "warm autumnal flavors" and about as cozy as a smoothie can get. I started making it as a post-workout smoothie during grad school when I was deeper into my fitness bag and would alternate it with this smoothie that tastes like a Wendy's frosty, depending on which ingredients I had on hand and how I was feeling. The recipes are very similar and each smoothie has protein, potassium, and carbs. Perfect for post-workout recovery!
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 was born. My summer breakfast go-to this year has been a 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 of texture and 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 any banana chunks (I don't like biting into banana) or bits of oats. And in the end, you can't even tell there are oats in this smoothie at all. It's not gritty or too thick 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 do 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. But I sometimes have it as a treat. It's that good. 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! Sharing is caring so be sure to pin this recipe on Pinterest. Thanks for reading!
P.S. You might also like these:
Autumn Almond Breakfast Smoothie
- 1 cup almond milk
- 2 tablespoons almond butter I use crunchy!
- ½ banana
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- ¼ 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.
Megan Rowsey says
That looks delicious! Does it get too thick with the oats?
Not at all! The trick is to blend it for 30 seconds to a minute to get it nice and smooth.
Katrina Adams says
This sounds delicious and says Fall all the way!! Thank you for sharing!!
Aline Shaw says
Oooohhhh this looks sooooo good!! I love the idea of highlighting non-pumpkin yet very fall appropriate things! My dad is the ultimate smoothie guy - I will make this for him ASAP!
I love smoothies and this sounds delicious! I will be pinning this to try soon. The cherry ginger smoothie also sounds amazing and healthy too. I usually make the same kind of smoothie every time but these recipes will help me to mix it up a little.
Thanks, Val! I get into smoothie ruts, too, so I’m glad this is helping you change things up. ?
Best smoothie ever, I used oat milk and added a few ice cubes. Sooooi delicious especially after a workout!!!
Lee Cuculic says
This looks delicious! I can’t wait to try it!! Love the variations you suggested as well. Bonus my kids will love it too.
Perfect fall drink! Definitely going to give this a try
This sounds amazing! I love almond flavor. I will have to try out your recipe. Yum!!
Chef Mireille says
This looks like a heavenly and filling way to start the day healthy yet delicious and satisfying
Thanks, Chef--it is definitely filling!
Jeremy Parzen says
Refined sugar free smoothie... that's just the right speed for our family in the morning. I'll have to make this for Tracie and the girls. Your blog is super well done btw. You should teach a class on blogging for real.
Thanks, Jeremy—what a nice compliment! And I hope your family enjoys! Thanks
johanna schmetz says
Hallo, wie macht man Mandelbutter?
Hi, Johanna. I purchase almond butter ready-made from the grocery store. I've never made it myself but here's a recipe from Cookie and Kate: https://cookieandkate.com/2018/homemade-almond-butter-recipe/
This is delicious!