Oats And Apple Smoothie Recipe #HerenciaLeche @SiempreLeche #Ad

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    This week I have started to notice that the leaves are finally starting to change colors here in New York City.  I really love the Fall because the weather gets cooler and it is a busy and exciting time preparing for the upcoming holidays.  Everyone seems to be busy and productive and our home has returned to keeping up with school schedules, extracurricular activities, and sports.

    Since Hispanic Heritage Month is also in the Fall, many Latino families like ours also enjoy this time of the year because it allows them to share time-honored traditions with their families and loved ones.  Preparing food together and sharing family recipes is an integral part of our culture.

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    Many Latino family recipes contain milk as a key ingredient.  Growing up in Spain, I can still recall the delicious cheeses that were served during the afternoon when kids were enjoying their merienda or afternoon snack.  In my grandmother’s house, all of us kids had to drink a glass of milk with every meal.  She would always remind us that drinking milk would make us big and strong because it contained calcium for strong bones.  We were not allowed to get up from the table unless we drank the whole glass.

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Now that I have my own family, my boys love drinking milk and I try to incorporate it into many of our meals and my recipes.  Since we are always on-the-go I love to prepare smoothies for them to enjoy in the car on the way to school.  By adding oatmeal to their smoothies, I make them creamier and I know that they are also getting extra protein, Vitamin A, and Potassium.  Our Oats and Apple Smoothie recipe is always a huge hit with our boys and you can use the recipe below to make it for your kids too!

Oats and Apple Smoothie


Yield: 2 servings


  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 medium apple
  • 4 tablespoons of Quaker®oatmeal
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Preparation method

1.Mix all ingredients using a blender. Serve immediately.


    You can get additional recipe ideas and nutrition ideas and tips on how to incorporate more milk and oatmeal into your family recipes by visiting Fuertes con Leche and Quaker en español.

    The Spanish infographic below also explains how beneficial adding protein to your breakfast is:


Let’s Discuss:  What family recipes do you include milk in?


As a Latina mom, I love milk and share this tradition w/ my boys as part of our Latino heritage! #herencialeche #Ad

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  1. This sounds great! I am not a huge fan of oatmeal by itself but I love the idea of putting it in a smoothie to make and go! Thank you!

  2. I love all the ingredients that go into this and oats and apples are two of my favorite foods. This is something I would love.

    My family loves puddings and we make those with milk as well as several mac and cheese type dishes.

  3. Sounds yummy and simple enough to make. As a mom of 3 I need easy to put together healthy recipes.

  4. Looks like a good drink. We always had to finish our milk before we got up from the table.

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  5. That sounds so good! I hadn’t thought to use oatmeal in smoothies but it’s now on the top of my list for much try!

  6. Melissa Smith says

    I love adding oatmeal to my smoothies since they really are like a meal in themselves. Although I don’t think I’ve ever tried it with apple before.

  7. I never thought to add oatmeal to my smoothies! I love the idea of carrying on a tradition. Great post. My son loves his milk!

  8. Oh I’ve never used oatmeal in my smoothie before. What a great idea. I’ve been a big quaker oats fan for years. I remember my mother making oatmeal early in the morning for breakfast and my kids now love it too but now they use the instant packs. 🙂

  9. This sounds delish! I love that it’s an easy way to pack more protein into my diet.

  10. Amber Nelson says

    That sounds great. I love myself some oatmeal, never thought of using it in a smoothie.

  11. This sounds so good! Thank you!

  12. Chrissy Mazzocchi says

    The smoothie sounds so yummy and good for you too. I will be using this recipe for sure!

  13. I’ve never heard of oats in a smoothie! I must be out of touch LOL This looks so good, though!

  14. Oats in a smoothie, that’s a new one, looks YUMMY. Very Holiday like

  15. Nicole Ramage says

    I’ve never tried oats in a smoothie but that sure would make it quite a bit healthier. I love oatmeal, I’ll have to try this.

  16. I make smoothies with oats all the time. I love that it makes them thicker so that I feel fuller. Especially on mornings when I workout.

  17. Jennifer Williams says

    I make oatmeal shakes every day. I use milk for my youngest and then have to use a substitute for myself. It makes it a lot easier to get oats into my boys without the whining, they do not eve know they are in there.

  18. Meagan Bailiff says

    this looks really delicious, apple is one of my favorite flavors.

  19. Ohh what a great sounding recipe I really need to try and get more smoothies into my diet. x

  20. Chrystal M. says

    This morning I was really craving some apple spice smells and tastes but I really wanted a smoothie. It’s after lunch and I still haven’t had breakfast yet! LOL. I am going to have to try this for sure!

  21. Lois Alter Mark says

    Ooh, I love that this is healthy. It looks delicious and is something I would never have thought of.

  22. April Mims says

    I love having a smoothie for breakfast every morning. I haven’t tried adding oats but I bet it would keep me full longer.

  23. We like Quaker Oats Oatmeal. My daughter would love this smoothie.

  24. mena & taty says

    we weren’t allowed to get up from the table without finishing out mil either! that avena with apples sounds really amazing!

  25. This is such a great combo! I love smoothies and the addition of oats really beefs up the health factor.

  26. I’m going to try this with my mom. I think she would like it alot. I have been trying to get her to eat properly which is something she has always done. Since the Alzheimer’s she only wants to eat junk.

  27. My son will drink milk but he is not a big fan. I love finding new and fun ways to give get him to drunk milk. Will try this yummy oats and apple smoothie recipe!

  28. Ann Bacciaglia says

    Sounds like a tasty drink. I had no idea that you could add oats to a smoothie.

  29. I never thought about mixing oats and apple. Great recipe!

  30. Veronica Solomon says

    It is an interesting mix with adding oats. I bet it was delicious

  31. These are two of my favorite things together … I never thought incorporating them into a smoothie.

  32. Melissa Vera says

    What a great recipe I love smoothies. We normally have horchata in our house.

  33. I love smoothies! I just bought a ton of apples and may have to use one to make this smoothie for breakfast in the morning!

  34. I love smoothies! I’ve been trying to drink more of them lately!

  35. Those are fun memories. Funny how something like a glass of milk can bring them to mind, yes? 🙂 I like Quaker, and the smoothie recipe sounds good.

  36. That sounds so good. Thats an inventive use of oats too.

  37. Kristen @ kristenione says

    I just attempted an apple pie smoothie recently and it could have used this brilliant addition of oats! Love the infographics you have included as well.

  38. Motivating Mommy says

    I might have to try this after I get off of my meal plan. This sounds like it is really good.

  39. That sounds really good & healthy. Plus apples are one of my favorite fruits so this would totally work out for me 🙂

  40. Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell says

    Mmm, that does sound really tasty! I wouldn’t mind one of those this afternoon.

  41. This looks so yummy. Can’t wait to try this! I know my family would love it.

  42. Marti Tabora says

    I never would have thought of putting oatmeal in a smoothie, but it does make great sense. I will definitely give this one a try.

  43. That sounds delicious! Great way to add protein and thicken a smoothie 🙂

  44. Babita@BabsProjects says

    You have combined two of my favorites apple and oatmeal to make a smoothie. I will be making this as my breakfast smoothie.

  45. Lisa Brown says

    The apple really makes the drink.

  46. I love to add apples and oats! They’re a great combo! Especially when you mix them with yogurt and other great tasting things. This would be perfect in the morning!

  47. Thrill of the Chases says

    I love a morning or afternoon smoothie. The apple and oats sound great too. I may add a little cinnamon to make it like apple pie!

  48. Richard Hicks says

    I am a smoothie lover and will be trying this one out soon!

  49. This looks so fresh and sweet with the apples. I’d drink it.

  50. I love the idea of getting extra nutrition and I think the oatmeal would be an easy way to add more flavor.

  51. Lesley Stevens says

    That looks wonderful, I always love milk and oatmeal. I am definitely going to make this for myself (and maybe the kids too).

  52. melissa george says

    wow i love your recipes. i love apples and its a great way to start the day with an apple smoothie.

  53. Raine Dawson says

    I just bought a new smoothie maker and I’m always looking for great new recipes. This sounds delicious, a great breakfast smoothie and perfect for me the season. Thank you for sharing!

  54. I haven’t considered adding oats to a smoothie to make them more creamy and add extra protein and nutrients! It’s a new option that I’ll have to try out for breakfast!

  55. Shakeia Rieux says

    I would’ve never thought to add oats to my smoothies but after seeing this i’m willing to give it a try

  56. This looks like a good way for me to get my oatmeal with my milk in a Oats and Apple Smoothie! It sounds delicious and I am going to give your recipe a try!

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