This creamy, satisfying dessert-like oat snickerdoodle smoothie is wonderful for breakfast, an afternoon pick-me-up or even a sweet treat after dinner. Thank you to The Quaker Oats Company for sponsoring this post!
I’m on a smoothie-a-day kick. BIG TIME. I’d love to blame my current smoothie obsession on the summer heat but longtime readers know I’ve been a smoothie fanatic for years. They’re my favorite way to incorporate fruits and veggies into my diet and I love the way smoothies come together quickly and leave me feeling satisfied. In the nearly 10 years I’ve been blogging I’ve shared countless smoothie recipes but I don’t think I’ve ever shared a dessert smoothie recipe with you guys. That’s insanity and clearly needed to change!
In my mind, the definition of a dessert smoothie is a smoothie that’s sweet and satisfying but doesn’t crossover into indulgent milkshake territory. It’s still nutritious and made with good-for-you ingredients but doesn’t look or taste like you’re drinking a salad. Enter the Snickerdoodle Smoothie! Yes, this smoothie makes a wonderful breakfast and yes, it’s also fabulous as an afternoon pick-me-up, but my favorite way to enjoy it is at the end of a hot summer day when my sweet tooth starts raging and I want something cold and creamy to enjoy.
This smoothie is deliciously doughy. You heard that right — doughy — and if you’re a bit of a texture freak like me and love ice cream with bits and pieces of treats you can chew along with your creamy ice cream, I have a feeling you will have no problem embracing the doughiness of this smoothie! It’s an oat snickerdoodle cookie in smoothie form and made with a base of frozen bananas and Quaker Old Fashioned Oats. It gets its creaminess from the banana and cashew butter but the doughy texture is all oats, baby!
It’s a smoothie I feel good about drinking since it has 10 grams of fiber, 18 grams of protein, calcium and potassium. And the 100% whole grain oats in this oat snickerdoodle smoothie are a source of essential vitamins and minerals, including vitamin B1, magnesium, phosphorus and manganese. This recipe makes one large smoothie so on the nights when I’m not too hungry but still want a little something sweet, I’ll halve the recipe or split it with Ryan since he’s a fan of this one, too!
The next time you’re craving something cold and sweet at the end of the day, give this smoothie a try and please let me know what you think! And, if you want to learn more about the whole grain goodness of oats and check out some great smoothie recipes, you can visit QuakerOats.com/Smoothies for more info.
A creamy, doughy, cinnamony smoothie treat!
- 1 extra large frozen banana
- 1 cup milk
- 1 date, pitted and chopped
- 1/2 cup Quaker Old Fashioned Oats
- 1 tablespoon cashew butter
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- pinch of pink Himalayan salt
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