After indulging a little (a lot) last time with my beer battered halloumi, I thought it was about time I posted something super healthy.
Yes, I am calling this ‘super healthy’ even though it has the words ‘apple crumble’ in the title. This smoothie contains fruit, spices, a spoonful of oats, and a dash of milk. Now tell me that’s not a good, healthy breakfast?!
It’s the oats and spices that take this from a plain old fruit smoothie to an apple crumble smoothie. It’s amazing what a few pinches of cinnamon and nutmeg can do – even with no added sugar, they make the smoothie taste deceptively sweet, just like my favourite apple crumble. Those sneaky spices.
The oats add to the yummy apple crumble flavour, as well as adding a bit more protein and fibre. They turn a snack into a full meal – just the thing to fuel you through the morning.
And, best of all, this apple crumble smoothie only takes about 2 minutes to make. Peel your banana, cut the apple into a few chunks, and throw them in a high-powered blender. You do want a smooth drink (it’s called a smoothie, not a lumpy), but make sure you don’t over-blend, otherwise the heat from the blades will warm up your drink, and that’s no fun for anyone. In fact, if you have time, pop your smoothie in the fridge for five minutes or so after blending to make sure it’s nice and chilled.
I made my smoothie fairly thick because I love thick smoothies, but if you’d like your smoothie to be thinner, just add a dash more milk. And of course, you can use any kind of milk you like for this smoothie – I used plain old cow’s milk, but I think almond milk would be yummy in this too.
- 2 tbsp oats
- 1 red apple, cored and cut into a few chunks
- 1 banana, peeled
- 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
- 150 ml milk (~ 1/2 cup)
Add the oats and fruit to a high-powered blender, and blend until no large chunks remain. Add the spices and milk, and blend again until smooth. If the smoothie has become slightly warm during blending, chill it in the fridge for a few minutes. Serve topped with a few more oats if desired.
Note: nutritional information is approximate, and will depend on exactly what ingredients you choose.
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