As registered dietitians, personal trainers and girls who love experimenting with healthy and delish recipes, we get super excited when new, healthy products come out, especially when they are items that help people to eat the delicious foods that they crave. And since we get loads of requests from friends and clients for gluten-free recipes, we were so excited when Quaker sent us a sample of their new gluten free oats–and we got to town experimenting! If you read our post the other day you know, first we tried this new recipe we found, Gluten-free Homemade Energy Breakfast Bars, and loved it! YUM–and it set us off to test more and more! 🙂
One of the reasons we were so excited about these new Quaker gluten-free oats is that gluten-free oats have been a bit challenging to find, especially for our long-distance clients who don’t live in a major city. Oats don’t contain gluten but are often contaminated by gluten-containing grains (wheat, rye or barley) in processing plants. When brands can guarantee a lack of contamination with gluten, oats can be considered gluten-free.
After making the awesome Gluten-free Homemade Energy Breakfast Bars, we found yet another awesome recipe on QuakerOats.com and we felt compelled to share it! Many of you frequently request gluten free recipes and smoothies with veggies, and this recipe marries them both– woot, woot!
And if you’re hesitant about trying gluten-free oats, don’t worry–the gluten-free Quaker oats have the same great flavor and nutrients as traditional oats and they’re packed with heart healthy 100% whole grain oats, fiber and vitamins and minerals.
Sweet Zing Ginger Oatmeal Green Smoothie
½ cup Quaker Gluten Free Quick 1-Minute Oats
10-12 ice cubes
1 ¼ cup frozen pineapple
1 ¼ cup frozen mango
2 cups packed fresh spinach
25 fresh mint leaves
3 cups fresh squeezed orange juice
2 tbsps coarsely chopped fresh ginger
Layer all of the ingredients in order in a high-powered blender. Purée until completely smooth, adding more orange juice it needed. Divide between two large glasses and serve immediately (or keep it overnight in the fridge to thicken up even more).
The Nutrition Twins work with Quaker to help people who have to avoid gluten find more gluten-free options.
- ½ cup Quaker Gluten Free Quick 1-Minute Oats
- 10-12 ice cubes
- 1 ¼ cup frozen pineapple
- 1 ¼ cup frozen mango
- 2 cups packed fresh spinach
- 25 fresh mint leaves
- 3 cups fresh squeezed orange juice
- 2 tbsps coarsely chopped fresh ginger
- Layer all of the ingredients in order in a high-powered blender. Purée until completely smooth, adding more orange juice it needed. Divide between two large glasses and serve immediately (or keep it overnight in the fridge to thicken up even more).