This Apple Oat Smoothie is a WARM smoothie! A new healthy trend in breakfast smoothies geared for the colder months. Big chunks of fresh apple mixed with seasonal cider and spiced tea. This apple smoothie is meant to warm you up and keep those smoothies going all winter long!
Using Tea in a Smoothie
It’s easy to forget that tea can make really flavorful smoothies like in this Mint Strawberry Avocado Smoothie. Strong teas will give you the best flavor. Two favorites that I use for this recipe are Hot Cinnamon or Caramel Chai.
You can use any tea you have in your pantry – the best will be cinnamon spiced or fruity teas or maybe apple cinnamon tea! Just pick one that’s strong enough to add flavor to your smoothie.
That holds true for your apple cider as well. Get a cider from your local farmer, it’s guaranteed to not be full of additives and have 10x the flavor of any store brand. Believe me, I’ve tried it.
I prefer Zhena’s tea because it’s fair trade and they carry coconut, hazelnut and caramel chai! Harney’s hot cinnamon tea is so delicious you’ll crave it all winter long and they also have a really nice chai.
This is my second warm smoothie creation this year. I made a warm Mocha Oat Smoothie as well – it’s almost like eating healthy chocolate pudding! So it’s both coffee and tea you can use to make fall/winter smoothies that will warm you up from head to toe!
To prepare this Apple Smoothie:
- First steep your choice of hot tea.
- While waiting for the tea, prep all the other ingredients and add them into a blender.
- Add the tea and blend until creamy!
Start your morning with a fresh burst of apple cider and spices in this warm apple smoothie.
A new trend in smoothies for the cooler months - warm smoothies! This Apple Oat Smoothie combines apples, quick oats and cinnamon spiced tea blended into a smooth and warm drinkable breakfast!
- 1 cup freshly steeped chai tea or cinnamon spiced tea
- 1/3 cup quick oats
- 1/2 cup fresh apple cider no additives
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ground ginger
- 2 small fresh apples quartered
- 1 Tbs honey
- 1 Tbs fresh lemon juice
- 2 tsp ground flax seed
- pinch of salt
Brew 1 chai tea bag in hot water. Set aside to prepare other ingredients while it steeps.
Stir quick oats and apple cider in a microwave safe dish. Heat 60 sec, until oats have softened and absorbed most of the liquid, you still want it to be a little loose (add a tablespoon more cider if you need to).
Once hot tea is ready, place 1/3 cup of the tea in a blender with cooked oats and remaining ingredients. Blend until smooth and creamy. Add more hot tea to get to desired thickness.
Sprinkle top with cinnamon and get on with your morning!
This smoothie can be made the night before and warmed up in the morning.
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Mmmmm these sounds delicious, not seen anything like this before, thanks for sharing 🙂
Kathryn | nimblenote.blogspot.com
Thanks Kathryn! It’s a great breakfast!
Patricia @ Grab a Plate
What a great idea to include tea! I bet the flavors pair wonderfully! This looks and sounds really great!
Thanks Patricia! I’m working on one with coffee now too!
Wow! I never thought of a warm smoothie. I will add this into my smoothie repertoire .
It’s great on a cold morning – especially after the snowstorm we just had!! 20″+
Yummy! This looks like an oatmeal cookie in smoothie form. I have never really considered using apples in a smoothie. What a great idea! Thank you for sharing.
Michelle Frank | Flipped-Out Food
POOF! That was the sound of my head exploding at the idea of a warm smoothie. How comforting and delicious! And chunks of apple—now, that’s something completely new and different: a CHUNKY smoothie! Mind TOTALLY blown.
I happen to have a beautiful apple on hand and I think this recipe may become my lunch today. Sounds wonderful.
Hope you love it!
It was good, but I think there should be more cinnamon and less ginger. I followed the recipe to a T and it had way too much ginger in it. Was really tasty after I added more cinnamon, apple cider, and chai tea to it, but definitely had a kick at the end! 😂 Thanks for Sharing and great idea for a warm smoothie. Im in the south where we are currently experiencing ice, snow, and sleet ❄️ , so this was perfect for that.
Thanks for the review and feedback, Caitlin!