This post is sponsored by Quaker Oats
There is a new bev in town – Quaker’s new Oat Beverage! Oat milk has been trending as a great lactose-free, plant-based milk, and naturally, Quaker would be the one to make a delicious one. I’ve been using the three flavors in everything from cereal to smoothies to oatmeal itself.
There are three flavors to choose from – Original, Vanilla, and Original Unsweetened, which has no added sugar. My favorite flavor is the Vanilla (because I’m a vanilla girl!) The Original has plenty of great flavor – subtly grainy, very slightly sweet, smooth as can be. The texture is thick not watery, so you’ll be happy to use this for all of your milk-based recipes.
On the nutrition front, each 8 ounce serving of Oat Beverage is an excellent source of calcium and vitamin D, a good source of fiber from oat bran and chicory root, and clocks in at 30 (Unsweetened) to 50 (Vanilla, Original) calories. Quaker’s Oat Beverage is also specifically formulated with fiber from oat bran to qualify for an FDA heart health claim, with .75 grams of soluble fiber from oat bran per 8 ounce serving. [Studies show 3 grams or more of soluble fiber daily from oat bran, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, may reduce the risk of heart disease.]
Snickerdoodle Smoothie Recipe
My number one use of Oat Beverage has been smoothie making, and I serendipitously created this snickerdoodle variation using the vanilla flavor. It combines oats, Oat Beverage, almond butter, and cinnamon into a smoothie that tastes like a blended cookie. The almond butter and cinnamon are key!
A Heart Healthy Diet
A heart healthy diet should include whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables, low fat dairy, lean protein and legumes, and should limit fat, saturated fat and cholesterol and sodium. This recipe per 1 serving provides at least 1g soluble fiber. Experts recommend that to maintain good health, no more than 10% of your calories should come from saturated fat, and no more than 20-35% of daily calories should come from total fat.
- 8 ounces Quaker Vanilla Oat Beverage
- 1/4 cup Quaker Rolled Oats
- 1/2 medium banana frozen
- 1/2 tbsp vanilla almond butter
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- Blend everything together in a high power blender. Top with additional cinnamon.
Thanks to Quaker Oats for sponsoring this post. For more information on Quaker’s Oat Beverage and where to buy it, click here.