This Apple Crisp Smoothie has all the flavors of this favorite dessert — apple, oats, and cinnamon — in a healthy smoothie that’s perfect for breakfast (or a healthier dessert!).
*If you missed my review of the KitchenAid Torrent Blender, you can find it here.
So I’m still loving my Torrent Blender. Before I received the Torrent from KitchenAid to review for you, I had the cheapest blender you can find. And it broke just a couple weeks before.
Needless to say, I was pretty excited to upgrade and see what this thing can do. I am constantly using the blender for making batter (especially for some of my gluten-free cake batters like this Mexican Chocolate Cake and this Coconut Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting) and icy drinks and smoothies. I’m amazed how much this thing can power through!
The only thing I’ve really had trouble with is when I tried making pesto last week. I figured I would see what would happen in the Torrent and it struggled a lot. I had to shut it off and give it a few stirs, but in the end it came together.
I find when I’m making smoothies that they all kind of end up tasting the same. I’ll use bananas, berries, yogurt, and green tea (like in this Metabolism Boosting Smoothie from January). So I wanted to experiment a little with some new flavors!
Before I got my Torrent Blender, I had never considered adding oats or raw apple to a smoothie. I wasn’t really confident that it would be smooth. But I’ve never had any issues with that! It purees raw apple (with peel!) until it’s completely smooth, and I love the fresh flavour it adds.
But I’m not going to go on and on and on about a smoothie. In my recipes notes beside this one, I simply wrote, “YES!” It is the perfect apple crisp fix when you’re looking for something healthier, or you happen to enjoy dessert for breakfast.
- ¼ cup low fat milk
- ½ cup low fat vanilla Greek yogurt
- ¼ cup instant or quick oats
- 1 apple, cut into ½-1" chunks (not peeled, unless you really want to!)
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
- 6-8 ice cubes
- Add all ingredients to the blender in the order listed and blend until smooth. Enjoy!
KitchenAid Torrent Blender Giveaway!
To enter the giveaway, simply leave a comment telling me the first thing you’d make in it!
Giveaway is open to Canadian residents over the age of 18, excluding residents of Quebec. Giveaway is open from February 5, 2016 until February 12, 2016 at 11:59 pm CST. Winner will be selected at random and notified within 24 hours of the contest ending. Winner must correctly answer a skill testing question and respond within 48 hours of initial email or a new winner will be chosen. Winner must have a street address to receive prize.
This giveaway has ended and the winner has been notified! Thank you to everyone who entered!