Oatmeal Smoothie

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This Oatmeal Smoothie takes minutes to whip together and makes a great filling breakfast or snack. This smoothie is healthy, filling, creamy, and flavorful! It is also naturally dairy free and vegan.

We’re obsessed with smoothies around these parts; they’re the perfect way to start your day or quell your sugar cravings! Be sure to try a popular acai bowl recipe, the best green smoothie recipe, or this insanely good blueberry smoothie next.

 

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Our favorite oatmeal smoothie

We are religious smoothie drinkers at my home — even throughout the winter my kiddos and I will drink smoothies for breakfasts or snacks. Since we do have them so often for breakfast, I like to make sure the smoothies we’re drinking are satiating. That way, I’m not making a second breakfast of blueberry pancakes twenty minutes after the boys have slurped down their smoothies.

One of my favorite ways to add staying power to a smoothie is by adding a nut butter — you’ll find almond butter added to this cherry smoothie and banana smoothie — both are so filling. And the other thing I’ve recently started adding? Oats! Oatmeal not only adds fiber, protein, and antioxidants it also ensures the smoothie is satisfying.

Process shots-- images of the bananas being prepped an frozen, and the almond butter being measured out

Oatmeal Smoothie FAQs

1Can you put raw oats in a smoothie?

2Is it good to put oatmeal in a smoothie?

Oatmeal is an underrated smoothie addition you’ll be hooked on once you try this recipe. It will thicken your smoothie nicely and make it very satiating. By adding oats into your smoothies, you’ll also be adding great health benefits to your diet.

3What fruit goes best with oatmeal?

Just about any fruit you can think of will go great with oatmeal. My go-to fruit pairing is a ripe banana — it’s the perfect flavor complement to oats in this Oatmeal Smoothie.

4Is a smoothie for breakfast healthy?

It all gets down to the ingredients used and the portion sizes of the smoothie! With an appropriate portion size and wholesome ingredients, smoothies can make a great regular addition to your diet. Plus, they’re delicious and refreshing! Consult a doctor or nutritionist for more information on portion sizes and healthful ingredients for your diet.

5Is blending oatmeal bad?

Blending oatmeal won’t hurt your blender or food processor at all and the oat powder that results from blending the oats makes it very digestible and ensures a nice integration into the smoothie.

Oatmeal Smoothie Tips

  • Freeze the banana: while this Oatmeal Smoothie is quick & easy to make, it does require just a bit of planning the night before. Remove the peel, slice the banana into coins, place in freezer safe containers or bags, and freeze overnight. Honestly, having a completely frozen banana (as opposed to an unfrozen one) is what makes this smoothie. (I like to prep the bananas right after the grocery store so I don’t forget!) 
  • Measure: while it might seem silly to actually measure out ingredients for a smoothie instead of just throwing everything in, I highly recommend measuring ingredients the first few times you make this or until you have a feel for the quantities. (Throwing random ingredients in a blender can often end up giving you way too much smoothie or tasting, well, nasty.) It’s also a good idea to measure if you’re tracking macros or calories.
  • High powered blender: if you have a high powered blender (I recommend a Vitamix or Blendtec), you can add everything in and blend until smooth. If you don’t have a high powered blender, follow manufacturer instructions for what ingredients to add first to avoid cavitation.

QUICK TIP

Good ripe bananas make all the difference in this smoothie. Freeze the bananas when they’re ripe and use only when completely frozen for the best banana smoothie experience.

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Oatmeal Smoothie Tips Continued

  • Adjust sweetness: give your Oatmeal Smoothie a quick taste and if needed, add in a bit more of the maple syrup. Depending on the ripeness (and subsequently the sweetness) of the banana used, you may need more or less sweetener.
  • Almond Butter: This nut butter adds flavor, texture, and ensures the smoothie is filling and satiating. As far as almond butter goes, I recommend a slow-roasted and lightly salted almond butter you enjoy eating straight from the jar.
  • A tiny pinch of salt: Weird smoothie ingredient? Maybe, but it truly enhances all the other flavors and balances the sweet. We’re looking for the tiniest pinch — less than 1/16th of a teaspoon.

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Health benefits

There are many health benefits* to be gained by drinking this Oatmeal smoothie. Below are a few of the benefits:

  • Bananas: this fruit is linked to moderating blood sugar levels and improving digestive health
  • Oats: this whole grain is a great source of vitamins, minerals, fiber, and antioxidants; studies have linked oats to benefits like a reduced risk of heart disease and lower blood sugar levels.
  • Almond butter: this nut butter is packed with vitamins, minerals, fiber, and protein
  • Vanilla almond milk: almond milk is low in calories and low in sugar while being high in calcium and other vitamins. Almond milk is also naturally dairy-free, vegan, and lactose-free.
  • Cinnamon: this unassuming spice is loaded with health benefits! Cinnamon consumption is linked to a reduced heart disease risk and linked to lowering blood sugar.

*While I do have my background in health, (B.S. Exercise & Wellness) I am not a doctor or certified nutritionist. Make sure to consult your doctor or certified nutritionist as needed.

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Oatmeal Smoothie

5 from 6 votes
This Oatmeal Smoothie takes minutes to whip together and makes a great filling breakfast or snack. This smoothie is healthy, filling, creamy, and flavorful! It is also naturally dairy free and vegan.
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Oatmeal Smoothie

5 from 6 votes
This Oatmeal Smoothie takes minutes to whip together and makes a great filling breakfast or snack. This smoothie is healthy, filling, creamy, and flavorful! It is also naturally dairy free and vegan.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword oatmeal smoothie
Prep Time 10 minutes
Overnight Banana Freeze 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 10 minutes
Servings 1 -2 servings
Calories 208kcal
Cost $2.12

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup (23g) old-fashioned oats or quick oats
  • 1 frozen (125g) banana (See Note 1)
  • 1 cup (216g) unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or milk of choice)
  • 2 tablespoons roasted and lightly salted almond butter (or peanut butter)
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract, optional
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • scant 1/16 teaspoon fine sea salt, optional (just the tiniest pinch)
  • 4-6 ice cubes

Instructions

  • BLEND OATS: Add the oats into the blender and pulse a few times until ground into a powder. Add the banana, milk, almond butter, maple syrup, vanilla, cinnamon, salt, and ice cubes.
  • BLEND: Blend until smooth. If needed, stop the blender and stir around with a spoon and begin blending again. Taste and add additional maple syrup if desired. Enjoy immediately!

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Recipe Notes

Note 1: Remove the peel, slice the banana into coins, place in freezer safe containers or bags, and freeze overnight. Honestly, having a completely frozen banana (as opposed to an unfrozen one) is what makes this smoothie. (I like to prep the bananas right after the grocery store so I don’t forget!) 

Nutrition Facts

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 208kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 10.5g | Sodium: 94.7mg | Fiber: 4.2g | Sugar: 7.9g

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  1. This smoothie sounds wonderful with the oats in it! I’ve been wanting to get a new blender so I can make smoothies because my super cheap Walmart blender barely works, haha.

  2. This looks fabulous, as always!! I love how similar our taste seems to be:-) Question, what plug-in do you use for your social media buttons at the top of your right column?

  3. 5 stars
    Oh my goodness. So much deliciousness in one recipe. Love oatmeal in my smoothies. So filling and satisfying. Thank you.

  4. This smoothie was pretty good. I loved the cinnamon! Instead of blending the oats dry, I soaked the oats overnight in a little water and they blended up very smoothly in the morning. Next time I’ll add less almond milk to make it a little thicker. Ideas for some variations would be to add some cocoa powder and substitute 1/2 cup of strong cold brewed coffee for 1/2 cup of the almond milk!

  5. 5 stars
    What a delicious, perfectly sweet (not too sweet) smoothie. The thickness is just right. Thanks for this recipe. My homemade smoothie concoctions just don’t have the right ratios.

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