Orange and Poppy Seed Muffin Smoothie


August 26, 2016

This orange and poppy seed smoothie tastes like a melted muffin. This recipe is vegan, gluten-free, and a seriously delicious breakfast!

Orange and Poppy Seed Muffin Smoothie

This orange and poppy seed smoothie that I created for the launch of the new KitchenAid® Pro Line® Series blender tastes like a muffin in a glass, and satisfies a craving for a baked treat without the need to bake.

Depending on the size of your oranges you may want to tweak the amount of orange to get the balance just right for a magic poppy seed muffin experience.

The secret to nailing the batter flavor of a muffin smoothie is a blend of raw cashews and rolled oats. To that, you can add whatever flavors you want – fresh or frozen fruit, juice, extracts, spices, herbs, and superfoods.

The great thing about the new KitchenAid® Pro Line® Series blender is that it has the most power at the blade of any blender, so it pulverizes the cashews and rolled oats so you get a silky smooth consistency.

Because I own almost every blender on the market, it’s been really incredible to see how this blender compares to other high-speed blenders on the market. I test my recipes extensively with a variety of blenders at different price points to make sure they’re accessible to people using all kinds of machines. The Pro Line® Series blender consistency out performs other high-speed blenders to blend recipes faster and with a smoother consistency.

This blender takes blending to a new level with the world’s first insulated dual-wall container (that heats soup faster than any other machine), a die-cast metal base, gorgeous colors to match your stand mixer, and a 10-year warranty. Other brands offer a 7-year warranty. To learn more about the features of this blender, watch my videos.

Leave a comment below and let me know what you think of this smoothie, and read below about why I add probiotic powder and salt to all of my smoothies.

Learn more about the KitchenAid® Pro Line® Series blender.

*I am the spokesperson for KitchenAid® blenders. But, my opinions are my own.

 

Orange and Poppy Seed Muffin Smoothie

This orange and poppy seed smoothie tastes like a melted muffin. This recipe is vegan, gluten-free, and a seriously delicious breakfast!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 16-ounce glasses
Author Tess Masters

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup (180ml) unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/8 teaspoon finely grated orange zest, plus more to taste
  • 2 large oranges (or 3 small), peeled and seeded 
  • 1 medium-sized banana
  • 1/2 cup (70g) raw unsalted cashews, soaked and drained
  • 1/4  cup (45g) rolled oats
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup (see Notes for sugar-free option)
  • 1 teaspoon natural vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon poppy seeds
  • 1 cup (125g) ice cubes

Instructions

  1. Throw all of the ingredients into your blender (except the poppy seeds and ice), and process on the smoothie setting, or on high for 40 to 60 seconds, until smooth and creamy. Add the poppy seeds and ice, and blast again on high for 10 to 20 seconds until chilled. 

Recipe Notes

SUGAR-FREE OPTION:
Substitute maple syrup with 2 tablespoons Lakanto

CREDIT:
Photo by Trent Lanz; styling by Alicia Buszczak

Comments

Comments 7

  1. Hi Tess, want to make your vegan orange and poppy seed recipe but my husband is intolerant to oats. Is there a replacement for them?

    1. I don’t, but I will get one up later this year. Here is my spiel on salt until then:
      natural salt
      As our bodily fluids are saline, we all need salt to survive. Celtic sea salt keeps us hydrated and provides some sixty minerals to replenish electrolytes, support adrenal, immune, and thyroid function, enhance digestion, and assist detox. Good salt brings out flavor, too. You can learn more at their website:
      http://www.celticseasalt.com/

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