| | |

Healthy Oatmeal Smoothie Recipe

This healthy Oatmeal Smoothie recipe is a simple and easy, energizing breakfast to whip up in minutes with ingredients you likely have on hand. Filled with healthy protein, it’s a delicious morning drink packed with flavors you will love.

Side view of a Oatmeal Smoothie in a glass with a green and white straw

I have to admit that I love smoothies. And while we have quite a few smoothie recipes at 31Daily, this one has a special place in my heart.

I’m not sure if it’s the cinnamon or the vanilla, the banana, or the maple flavoring that has me thinking about it long after it’s gone.

I hope you love as much as I do!

Top view of rolled oats

How Healthy is Oatmeal?

Here are 5 ways oatmeal may be more healthy than you knew! How healthy is it? I’m glad you asked.

  • Nutrient rich: “Oats are also bundled with a variety of vitamins and minerals, including iron, magnesium, zinc, selenium, B vitamins, and smaller amounts of calcium and potassium.”
  • Provides antioxidants: A recent study found oats possess antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Weight Management: Research shows that regular oatmeal consumers have lower body weights, smaller waist circumferences, and lower body mass indexes.
  • Beta-glucan fiber: While a serving of oatmeal provides 14% of daily fiber, the type of fiber it contains is uniquely protective. Harvard Health says
  • Promotes long life: “A recent study found that oatmeal consumption may lower the risk of all causes of death, including heart disease, the nation’s leading killer.”

Some of my favorite oat recipes are Blueberry Amish Baked Oatmeal, Healthy Oat Crackers, and Blueberry Oat Muffins.

Side view of Oatmeal Smoothie with slices of bananas and a green and white straw

Oatmeal Smoothie Flavor Combo

If you’re a peanut butter banana person, this is the smoothie for you. If you’re an oat lover, or one who likes to add healthy fiber to your diet, this smoothie is for you too.

How to Make an Oatmeal Smoothie

There is no prep work needed for this oatmeal smoothie recipe. All it takes is a few simple ingredients and a High-speed blender.

  1. Begin by blending the oats until they are finely ground; a few seconds and a couple of pulses.
  2. Then add the ingredients to the blender and blend until smooth.  
Top view of finely ground oats in a blender

Oatmeal Smoothie Ingredients

The exact measurements are in the recipe card at the bottom of this post, but here’s an overview of the ingredients as well as some notes on each.

  • Oatmeal. My favorite smoothie ingredient. Because the oatmeal is ground in the blender, you can use any kind of oats you have on hand. I prefer rolled oats, but quick oats work too.
  • Bananas: You can use frozen banana slices, or you can peel a banana, break it into chunks and add it to the blender. Your choice. Frozen bananas will give the smoothie a thicker, creamier consistency. Fresh bananas will result in a more liquidity smoothie but adding 5 to 6 ice cubes will thicken it up!
  • Greek yogurt: Greek yogurt is my favorite yogurt to add to smoothies. It’s packed with protein and brings a nice balance.  
  • Milk: This recipe calls for 1/2 cup of almond milk, but use your favorite dairy or non-dairy milk.
  • Peanut Butter: Creamy peanut butter gives this smoothie the perfect consistency. Use your favorite brand or any other nut butter you prefer.
  • Seasoning: Ground cinnamon, vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt adds incredible flavor to this oatmeal smoothie. 
  • Maple Syrup: Substitute for honey if you prefer the flavor — but maple syrup and cinnamon are a delicious flavor combination!

Oatmeal Smoothie Add-Ins

Here are some ideas for add-ins:

  • Unflavored protein powder
  • Flaxseeds
  • Chia seeds

How to Garnish Oatmeal Smoothies

Of course you don’t have to add any garnishes to this delicious smoothie. But when I’m serving it to someone, it’s fun to add a few toppings. Here are a few ideas:

  • Pinch of oats
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • Fresh fruit or berries (like blueberries)
  • Slices of banana
Top view of oatmeal smoothie with oats, bananas and blueberries

More Smoothies

SAVE THIS AND PIN IT FOR LATER!

Make sure you don’t lose track of this recipe by pinning it for later! If you are not already you can follow me on Pinterest, as well as keep up with me on FacebookInstagram, and YouTube. If you make this recipe I would also love it if you’d tag me in your photos and leave a star rating below!

Side view of Oatmeal Smoothie in a glass with oats and blueberries
Side view of a Oatmeal Smoothie in a glass with a green and white straw

Healthy Oatmeal Smoothie

Yield: 2 servings
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes

This healthy Oatmeal Smoothie recipe is a simple and easy, energizing breakfast to whip up in minutes with ingredients you likely have on hand. Filled with healthy protein, it's a delicious morning drink packed with flavors you will love.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup almond milk (or dairy or non-dairy milk of choice)
  • 1 banana (frozen is great)
  • 1 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup (or honey and to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt
  • 5 to 6 ice cubes (if you didn't use frozen bananas and want it thicker)

Instructions

  1. Blend the oats first until they are mostly finely ground.
  2. Then add the banana, Greek yogurt, milk of choice, peanut butter, maple syrup (or honey) vanilla, cinnamon, and pinch of salt. If needed, add the ice cubes and secure the lid.
  3. Blend until smooth and creamy, stopping to scrape down the sides as needed. Taste for sweetness and enjoy!

Notes

Bananas:

  • You can use frozen banana slices, or you can peel a banana, break it into chunks and add it to the blender. Your choice.
  • Frozen bananas will give the smoothie a thicker, creamier consistency. Fresh bananas will result in a more liquidity smoothie.
  • To freeze bananas, slice into rounds and freeze for a few hours. I like to keep a supply in the freezer for quick, easy, and healthy snacks or smoothies.

Recommended Products

As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 229Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 131mgCarbohydrates: 38gFiber: 4gSugar: 22gProtein: 9g

Did you make this recipe?

Follow me on Pinterest for more and use the "Pin" button at the top of the recipe card.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.