Green Apple Cookie Butter Oat Smoothie, and How to Organize Your Recipes
This frosty green apple cookie butter oat smoothie has tons of protein, fiber, B-vitamins and potassium. It’s a delicious and nutritious way to power your morning!
I am totally obsessed with smoothies right now, and, being that this is my second cookie butter recipe post this week, I guess you could also say I’m cookie butter crazy.
Santa brought me a new blender for Christmas! I had gotten into a daily smoothie breakfast-habit over the summer, but it had been seriously waning over the last few months. My beautiful new kitchen appliance prompted a complete countertop makeover/rearrange, as well as a renewed passion for blending a whole day’s worth of fruits and vegetables into a cold, frothy, post-workout pick-me-up.
Usually, I follow a kind of more-is-better approach when it comes to smoothies. I like to pack as many ingredients in there as I can. Kale, frozen berries, Greek yogurt, whole oranges (with the peel; lots of vitamins!), oats, pineapple, coconut water, apples, carrots, ginger, bananas, pomegranate juice, you name it! If it’s loaded with nutrition, it’s going in.
It may look like utter sludge, but I love it.
But after developing my recent granola recipe, I just couldn’t quit cookie butter.
A cookie butter smoothie had to happen.
If you’re going to make yourself a cookie butter smoothie, you want it to taste like cookie butter. That is a no-brainer, right? So this recipe maybe doesn’t get you quite ALL of the nutritious things of a green smoothie, but, it does boast nearly 12 grams of protein, along with lots of good fiber from the apples and oats, and potassium and B vitamins from the banana. And the cinnamon is great for preventing blood sugar spikes. Not to mention the whole thing also happens to be knock your sporty-socks off delish.
My mom was just giving me an education on chia seeds, turns out they are soooo super good for you. I’ll be picking up a bag on my next grocery run, and I think they’d be fab in this recipe!
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Green Apple Cookie Butter Oat Smoothie
- 1/3 cup (78.86 ml) almond milk
- 1/4 cup (50 g) plain Greek yogurt, (I used fat-free)
- 1/4 cup (20.25 g) old fashioned oats
- 2 tablespoons cookie butter, (I used creamy Biscoff Spread)
- 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 green apple,, cored (I used granny smith, with skin still on)
- 1/2 frozen banana
- 1 cup (14 g) ice cubes
- Place all the ingredients in a blender and whiz 'til smooth.
I’ve never heard of cookie butter ? Is it healthy? (great pictures/site)
Thanks Anna! Sometimes cookie butter goes by other names such as Biscoff spread or speculoos. It’s not as healthy as nut butter probably- but almond butter or sunflower seed butter would work really well in this too!
I posted about your smoothie yesterday. My kids and I are spending part of the spring break up at my parents, and I wanted an easy recipe to post while up here, plus I’d been wanting to try it. It’s SO good! I’m really picky about my smoothie flavors and for whatever reason don’t enjoy ones that are super fruity. This recipe is really great.
Here’s my link, if you’re interested 🙂
Thank you so much, Jill! I just checked out your post and it looks awesome! I’m so happy you like this recipe- I really liked it too. Thanks for the great feedback! 😀
What an interesting combination of flavors! You’ve got me incensed and now I so want to try making these smoothies! 😉
Thanks, Sarah! I hope you enjoy! 😀
I need to get into smoothies in the winter. This looks so so delicious and healthy. You had me at cookie butter to be honest but the apples just threw me in sold 😉
They’re so great after a workout, when you’re kinda hot and sweaty and thirsty… If not for that I’d probably have trouble drinking something so cold in the winter. Also cookie butter helps!
Wow, this looks so delicious! A cookie dough smoothie sounds perfect for me to try 🙂
Thanks, Jess! Yes, I am a huge fan of cookie butter, aka Biscoff spread, and I love it in my smoothie! I’m so happy you stopped by 😉
whoaaaaa!!!!! I’m loving this smoothie idea!!!!!!!!!!!! Your photos are just soooooo PRETTTTTY!!!!!!!! 🙂 🙂 *-* ^_^ We don’t get cookie butter here 🙁 🙁 I love how yogurt tastes in smoothies and I’m drooling by just the thought of it!
Oh, that sucks that you can’t get cookie butter! It’s so good but I think peanut butter would also be awesome in this smoothie. Thanks for the great feedback, Samina!
Hehehe decadent smoothies that are actually healthier are my favorite. These look so creamy and delicious What a treat! Happy Friday! <3
Happy Friday to you too dear! I’m so happy you liked the recipe… 😀 😀 😀
Yum, loving your cookie butter craze and this smoothie sounds delicious with the green apple! Yay for a new blender, ours has started making some funny noise during the holidays so I think it’s time we look for a new one and also add this smoothie to our smoothie rotation 🙂 Pinning and hope you have a great weekend sweetie 🙂
Aw, thanks Kelly and you too! My old blender was doing the same thing- it was on it’s last leg and so hubby got me the new one before it totally kicked. Now I’m on a major smoothie kick and I love it! Thanks so much for pinning, dear 😀
I’ve yet to put oats in a smoothie. Looks tasty though. Yummy!
I just started doing that- you don’t even know they’re there! And it’s great because all the added fiber makes the smoothie more filling. I hope you like it! Have a great weekend, Melanie!
Yay for the new blender! What brand did you end up getting?!
My hubby got me the BlendTec! I’m really happy with it 😀
This sounds amazing. I will be trying this soon as I have all the ingredients. I am currently doing a green smoothie challenge and having 1 per day. I might have to have this one as a snack.
I’m totally into green smoothies right now too! I love them… but this is a nice change of pace and perfect for an afternoon snack. Thanks for reading, Kimberlee!
This is one of the best smoothie recipes I have seen!
Wow, thank you Jocelyn! I consider that very high praise, being that there are so many great smoothie recipes out there! Thanks for the awesome comment!
This looks very healthy with the Greek Yogurt, the apple, banana and almond milk in it! It also sounds really good. 🙂 I love smoothies but somehow seem to forget about them. I should start making them again starting with this one. 🙂 Thanks for the post!
My pleasure, Katy! This one tastes really indulgent but as you can see it’s mostly made up of healthy ingredients. I hope you enjoy!
That sounds and looks absolutely fantastic! Great job Allie 🙂
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Thank you, Eric! It’s a real treat for breakfast. I’ve had it three days in a row now 😉
A smoothie with cookie butter?! This has delicious written all over it. I can never even buy cookie butter because I eat it by the spoon
It’s so hard not to! I just bought my jar over the weekend and it’s almost gone already! The stuff is so irresistible! But maybe if you mix it up in a smoothie it’ll stretch a bit further… lol! Thanks so much for reading, Kelly, and for the comment! 😀
This looks incredible! I have never had cookie butter. I know, I know. Maybe I should? lol! Is it gluten free?
I also LOVE chia seeds. Been eating them for years. I love them in my oatmeal, cookies, smoothies. Superfood all the way! 🙂
Cookie butter is insanely good but unfortunately it’s not gluten free 🙁 It’s made from a graham cracker-like cookie, so it has wheat for sure. But you could certainly substitute peanut butter, almond butter, or sunflower seed butter; that would be fabulous! <3
I’m glad you suggested PB as an alternative b/c I had no idea what cookie butter was! This looks SO GOOD. We’re into making smoothies at least weekly in my house; cold weather be darned!
Hi Liv! I think peanut butter would be fabulous in this smoothie! I love peanut butter and apples for an afternoon snack so it makes perfect sense. But if you’ve never had cookie butter, omg girl, you gotta try it! It’s the same kind of texture as peanut butter only it tastes like graham crackers. They make it from crushed up cookies. It’s soooo good! The brand I buy is called Biscoff spread and it’s sold right on the same shelf with peanut butter.