Home > Beverages > Oatmeal Smoothie Oatmeal Smoothie April 18, 2019 | 14 Comments SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Jump to Recipe This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy. This Oatmeal Smoothie takes minutes to whip together and makes a great filling breakfast or snack. It’s healthy, filling, creamy, and flavorful–and 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 our popular Açai Bowl recipe, the best Green Smoothie Recipe, or this insanely good Blueberry Smoothie next. 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 have them so often for breakfast, I like to make sure they’re 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, but it also ensures the smoothie is satisfying. Oatmeal Smoothie FAQs1Can you put raw oats in a smoothie? Yes! Raw oats are perfectly fine to add to a smoothie. Flavor-wise they add a pleasant (mild) grittiness and thickness to the shake. And health-wise, you’re looking at myriad benefits. 2Is it good to put oatmeal in a smoothie?Oatmeal is an underrated smoothie addition, and you’ll be hooked once you try this recipe. It will thicken your smoothie nicely and make it very satiating. By adding oats to 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. This recipe makes one large serving (2.5 cups). 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. 6What type of oats should I use in this recipe?The various types of oats reflect how finely ground the grain is. Oat groats are the entire oat, and steel-cut oats are the largest cut. From there you go to old-fashioned, then quick, instant. Using the ‘wrong’ type of oats in a recipe will affect how it blends, and if a food is cooked, it will also affect the cooking time. For best results, stick with the type of oats specified in the recipe. Oatmeal Smoothies call for quick-cooking oats. Oatmeal Smoothie Tips Freeze the banana: While this Oatmeal Smoothie is quick and easy to make, it does require just a bit of planning the night before. Peel and 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 my grocery store run so I don’t forget!) Measure: It might seem silly to actually measure out ingredients for a smoothie instead of just throwing everything in, but I highly recommend doing so the first few times you make this so you get 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 your blender isn’t as powerful, 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 them when completely frozen for the best banana smoothie experience. The riper the banana, the sweeter the flavor! Oatmeal Smoothie Tips, Continued Adjust sweetness: Give your Oatmeal Smoothie a quick taste and if needed, add in a bit more 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 that tastes great 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. Health benefits There are many health benefits* to be gained by drinking this Oatmeal Smoothie. Here are a few: 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 reduced risk of heart disease and lower blood sugar levels. Almond butter: It’s 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 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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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 619kcal Author Chelsea Lords Cost $2.12 Ingredients▢ 1/4 cup old-fashioned or quick oats▢ 1 frozen banana (See Note 1)▢ 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or milk of choice)▢ 2 tablespoons almond butter roasted and lightly salted (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 cubesUS - Metric USMetric InstructionsBLEND OATS: Add the oats to 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! Video Recipe NotesNote 1: Bananas: Peel and 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 my grocery store run so I don’t forget!) Nutrition FactsServing: 1serving | Calories: 619kcal | Carbohydrates: 90g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Sodium: 463mg | Potassium: 930mg | Fiber: 14g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 82IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 472mg | Iron: 4mg We do our best to provide accurate nutritional analysis for our recipes. Our nutritional data is calculated using a third-party algorithm and may vary, based on individual cooking styles, measurements, and ingredient sizes. Please use this information for comparison purposes and consult a health professional for nutrition guidance as needed. 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