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Pineapple Upside Down Smoothie

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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.

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Ingredients

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!!

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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.

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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.

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Don’t forget to take the pit out of your date! Slice it in half and remove.

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Recipe

Pineapple Upside Down Smoothie

This smoothie’s ingredients are inspired by a pineapple upside down cake – frozen pineapple, oats, a date, milk, and vanilla yogurt, plus a cherry on top!


Course Breakfast, Smoothie


Keyword oats, pineapple, smoothie

Ingredients

  • 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

Other Oat-Based Smoothies To Try

Thanks to Quaker Oats for sponsoring this post!