This post is sponsored by The Quaker Oats Company
When it’s hot outside, you’ll find a smoothie in my hand nearly every day. For a quick breakfast, after a hot run, as a cool snack. All of the above. I need my smoothies to be satisfying, so I started adding a handful of uncooked rolled oats years ago. The reward is threefold: whole grains for nutrition, a thicker texture (especially if you let it sit for a while in the fridge), and a nice doughy taste that reminds me of pie crust.
This smoothie is inspired by a pineapple upside down cake. There is frozen pineapple (naturally), a date for a subtle “caramelized” flavor and sweetness, oats for that doughy taste, and vanilla Greek yogurt and milk to blend it all up. And of course – a cherry on top!!
Why you should put oats in your smoothies
You guys know that oats are so incredibly versatile, and if you haven’t put them in a smoothie yet you are missing out! The texture is superb. I often make two smoothies at once and have one later on for a snack or for breakfast the next day. Just like when you make overnight oats, the oats soak up the milk, and an oat-based smoothie will thicken over time and is fun to eat with a spoon! A 1/2 cup of Quaker Oats also adds 4 grams of fiber, so in addition to taste and texture you’re getting nutrition too.
How To Make It
Gather your ingredients. I froze fresh pineapple for this recipe, but you can use frozen from a bag too. Or you could use fresh – just add some ice as well.
Don’t forget to take the pit out of your date! Slice it in half and remove.
Blend her on up!
Pineapple Upside Down Smoothie
- 1/2 cup frozen pineapple
- 1/2 cup Quaker Old Fashioned Oats
- 1/3 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
- 1 date halved without pit
- 1 cup 2% milk
- Cherry and fresh pineapple for serving optional
- Combine all ingredients in a high-speed blender and blend until smooth.
Other Oat-Based Smoothies To Try
- Tropical Oat Smoothie Bowl
- Mermaid Smoothie Bowl
- Snickerdoodle Smoothie
- And check out QuakerOats.com/smoothies for some other great smoothie ideas.
Thanks to Quaker Oats for sponsoring this post!