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
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!
- 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!