It’s finally Fall ya’ll!! You know what this means right? Cool and crisp temperatures, good primetime TV, and spice filled drinks. Judging by the lines at Starbucks, lots of us are jonesin’ for an autumn-inspired sip of something. I can’t even walk past a cafe without seeing the mention of a pumpkin spice this or cinnamony that. Personally, my favorite fall drink is a good chai-tea latte. Clearly, this isn’t a chai latte, but it’s a wonderfully spiced healthy breakfast smoothie boasting the flavors of fall. Plus, its got cinnamon, which is great for your immune system.
I like to have a quick breakfast option for those mornings when there’s no time to sit down for a hot meal, or for those mornings when “just five more minutes” turns into a full half an hour. You’ll notice in the instructions that there are two methods for preparation; one is for a unheated breakfast smoothie, and the other transforms the ingredients into a deliciously warm, cinnamony oatmeal drink. Both are equally tasty, but I’m a sucker for hot drinks this time of year.
Before I go, I just want to share a few pics with you. A few days ago, we got to attend the Doctor Oz Show! We had to sneak a few photos since we technically weren’t supposed to take pictures inside the studio. How can they expect you to go to the Dr. Oz Show and not take pictures?!
It was a ton a fun, and very cool to see how these shows are actually made. However, I’m pretty sure I had sensory overload and couldn’t really focus on most of the conversation. Oh well… I can focus on learn next time :/
- 1 tbsp old fashioned rolled oats
- 1 pink lady, gala or fiji apple; cored, peeled and chopped into large pieces
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- ¼ tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1½ tsp ground cinnamon
- ⅛ tsp ground nutmeg
- a pinch of sea salt (like a tiny pinch...not the pinch measurement, that would be too much)
- 1 tbsp. ground flaxseed
- pure maple syrup to taste (optional; up to 2 tsp)
- In a high speed blender, blend all ingredients until smooth.
- Transfer to a microwave safe mug, and microwave until warm; about 1½ minutes.
- In a bowl of hot water, soak oats and set aside until the remaining ingredients have been prepared and added to a high speed blender.
- Drain oatmeal well, and add it to the blender with the rest of the ingredients.
- Blend until smooth