Oatmeal Smoothie Recipe

Indulge in a quick and nutritious Oatmeal Smoothie, blending rolled oats with your choice of milk, ripe banana, and a mix of your favorite fruits like berries or mango. Sweeten with honey or maple syrup and add a hint of vanilla extract and cinnamon for a flavor boost. Serves 2, making it an ideal, healthy breakfast option that’s both delicious and satisfying.

While oatmeal has been a breakfast staple for centuries, the Oatmeal Smoothie is a modern twist. This quick and nutritious blend (blending) combines rolled oats with your favorite milk (dairy or non-dairy) and ripe banana for a creamy, thick texture. Fruits like berries or mango add a burst of flavor and vitamins, while a touch of honey or maple syrup and cinnamon create a satisfying taste profile. This healthy breakfast smoothie is a delicious and easy way to start your day. (Serves 2)

On those cold mornings when a heavy breakfast doesn’t appeal, my Vegan Oatmeal Smoothie is the perfect solution. Crafted with bananas, almond butter, and a sprinkle of cinnamon, it offers warmth, comfort, and energy without the heaviness, setting the stage for a great day ahead.

Oatmeal Smoothie – Perfect Breakfast Recipe

For anyone aiming to slim down, increase their intake of fruits and veggies, find an ideal post-workout meal, or simply savor a delicious and wholesome dish, this banana oatmeal smoothie is a hit. Its straightforward, nourishing ingredients blend into a smooth, delightful drink that turns every chilly morning into an opportunity for a cozy, energizing start.

While I’m quite fond of green smoothies, like the refreshing Kale Pineapple Smoothie or the unique Apple Avocado Smoothie, I recognize they might be a bit much for newcomers to the smoothie scene. For those just starting out, something gentler, like the Apple Smoothie, could be more inviting.

This creamy oatmeal smoothie serves as a more inviting, cheerful alternative to the intense green smoothies. Its blend of sweet bananas, warm oats, a dash of cinnamon, and the luxurious taste of peanut butter, conjures the flavor of an oatmeal cookie in liquid form.

The joy of eating actual cookies for breakfast may not be sustainable, but this hearty breakfast smoothie, reminiscent of an oatmeal cookie, offers a delightful start to any morning.

Ingredients for Oatmeal Smoothie Recipe

Here are the ingredients for a Vegan Oatmeal Smoothie Recipe:

  • Rolled oats (½ cup)

There are several types of oats, but two main options work well for smoothies:

  • Rolled Oats (Old-Fashioned Oats): Ideal for smoothies with a chewy texture; blends well without becoming mushy.
  • Quick Oats: Cook faster and blend easily; can become mushy in smoothies, suitable for a smoother texture but require careful liquid adjustment.

Rolled oats are superstars for smoothies! These whole grains pack a fiber punch that keeps you fuller longer, regulates blood sugar, and aids digestion. They also boast heart-healthy benefits and are loaded with vitamins and antioxidants. Choose rolled oats for a bit of texture in your smoothie, and enjoy a nutritious breakfast on the go!

  • Frozen Bananas (1, ripe) – When bananas start to spot, peel, chop, and freeze them. They’ll make smoothies creamy, thick, and sweet.
  • Almond milk (1 cup) – Almond milk for a light and delicious vegan oatmeal smoothie.
  • Peanut Butter (2 tablespoons) – Creamy peanut butter adds a nutty kick and protein punch to your oatmeal smoothie!
  • Maple Syrup – Drizzle in pure maple syrup for natural sweetness and a touch of sophistication in your oatmeal smoothie!
  • Ground cinnamon + Pure Vanilla Extract (½ teaspoon)

Optional Ingredients:

  • Protein powder (1 scoop)
  • Chia seeds (1 tablespoon)
  • Chopped nuts or seeds (¼ cup)
  • Frozen fruit (½ cup)

Instructions to make Oatmeal Smoothie Recipe

Step 1: Put the oats in the blender.

Step 2: Blend until the oats are mostly ground. (Explicitly mentions the texture)

Step 3: Add the oatmeal, bananas, and peanut butter. Blend everything until smooth.

Enjoy your delicious oatmeal smoothie!

Optional Oatmeal Smoothie Recipe Additions

Smoothies are great because you can change them up based on what you like or have at home. Here are some ideas to make your oatmeal smoothie even better:

  • Strawberry Oatmeal Smoothie: Use frozen strawberries instead of half the banana. Or, for a smoothie without bananas, use only strawberries.
  • Protein-Packed Oatmeal Smoothie: Add a scoop of your favorite protein powder, vanilla or chocolate flavor.
  • Green Oatmeal Smoothie: Mix in a handful of spinach for a health boost. It’ll change the color but not the taste. If you want to hide the green from picky eaters, mix oatmeal into a berry smoothie like Blueberry Avocado Banana Smoothie, or add blueberries or raspberries to hide the green color.

Oatmeal Smoothie Recipe Card

Oatmeal Smoothie

This Creamy Oatmeal Smoothie recipe blends the rich flavors of peanut butter and banana to create a delicious vegan breakfast option. Packed with fiber, protein, and healthy fats, it's not only filling but also nutritious.
Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Smoothie
Servings: 1 Smoothie
Calories: 327kcal


  • 1/4 cup old-fashioned oats or quick oats
  • 1 banana chopped into chunks and frozen
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 tablespoon pure maple syrup plus additional to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt don’t skip this as it makes the oatmeal pop!
  • Ice optional add at the end if you want a thicker smoothie


  • Grind the oats (optional): If you prefer a smoother texture, add the oats to your blender and pulse a few times until finely ground.
  • Add the banana, milk, peanut butter, maple syrup, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and salt (if using) to the blender.
  • Blend for about 30-60 seconds, or until the mixture is completely smooth and creamy. Scrape down the sides of the blender as needed.
  • Taste your smoothie and add more sweetener, milk, or peanut butter to your preference.
  • Pour your smoothie into a glass and enjoy immediately.

FAQs on Oatmeal Smoothie Recipe

What are the benefits of having an oatmeal smoothie for breakfast?

Oatmeal smoothies offer several benefits, including:

  • Nutritious: They can be packed with nutrients like fiber (from oats), vitamins and minerals (from fruits and vegetables), and healthy fats and protein (from nut butters or seeds).
  • Filling: The fiber content keeps you feeling fuller for longer, reducing cravings and aiding weight management.
  • Easy to digest: Smoothies are gentler on your digestive system compared to solid oatmeal.
  • Quick and convenient: They’re a great option for busy mornings when you don’t have time for a sit-down breakfast.
  • Versatile: You can customize them with various fruits, vegetables, nut butters, and spices to suit your taste preferences and dietary needs.

What are some variations on the classic oatmeal smoothie recipe?

The beauty of oatmeal smoothies lies in their versatility! Here are some ideas for variations:

  • Fruits: Swap bananas for berries, mango, pineapple, or peaches. You can even add frozen fruits for a thicker consistency.
  • Vegetables: For a green twist, add spinach or kale.
  • Protein boost: Include protein powder, Greek yogurt, or chia seeds for added protein and sustained energy.
  • Healthy fats: Add nut butters (peanut, almond, cashew), avocado, or seeds (chia, flax) for healthy fats and creaminess.
  • Sweeteners: Use natural sweeteners like honey, maple syrup, or dates for a touch of sweetness. For a sugar-free option, skip the sweetener or use a sugar substitute suitable for your dietary needs.
  • Spices: Elevate your smoothie with spices like cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, or even a pinch of cardamom.

I have dietary restrictions. Can I still enjoy oatmeal smoothies?

Absolutely! Oatmeal smoothies are naturally adaptable to various dietary needs. Here are some tips:

  • Vegan: Use plant-based milk (almond, soy, coconut) and avoid honey. Opt for nut butters or seeds for protein and healthy fats.
  • Gluten-free: Ensure your rolled oats are certified gluten-free and avoid ingredients containing gluten (wheat, barley, rye).
  • Dairy-free: Use dairy-free alternatives like plant-based milk and yogurt.

What are some tips for making a perfect oatmeal smoothie?

Here are some helpful tips:

  • Use ripe bananas: They add natural sweetness and creaminess.
  • Frozen ingredients: Frozen fruits and vegetables create a thicker and colder consistency.
  • Liquid measurement: Start with less liquid and add more gradually to achieve the desired consistency.
  • Blending power: A high-powered blender will ensure a smoother texture, especially when using rolled oats.
  • Soaking oats (optional): Soaking rolled oats for 15-30 minutes before blending can soften them and make them easier to digest.

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