Oatmeal Smoothie

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This Oatmeal Smoothie is the perfect breakfast or snack, when you need a something that will keep you feeling full. It’s inspired by my Peanut Butter Overnight Oats, only you can drink this version with a straw!

oatmeal smoothie on wood board

What You Need to Know

Can you put raw oats in a smoothie? Yes! Uncooked oats actually have more resistant starch than cooked oats, and resistant starch may help to feed the friendly bacteria in your gut.

What type of oatmeal is best for a smoothie? Since you don’t want to sip a big chunk of oatmeal through your straw, I think old-fashioned rolled oats or quick-cooking oats are best in a smoothie.

If you don’t have a powerful blender, I recommend blending the oats first, so they are already ground before you add in the rest of your smoothie ingredients.

Steel cuts oats could work if you grind them in a high-speed blender first, too, but it’s more of a risk that your smoothie won’t be perfectly creamy.

Benefits of Oats

Why would you want to add oatmeal to a smoothie? Oats have some impressive nutrition inside!

Here’s why you’ll love them:

Looking for more ways to sneak oats into your day? Try my Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal, Chocolate Overnight Oats, or my other oat flour recipes for more ideas.

How to Make It

To make this Oatmeal Smoothie, I like to start by briefly grinding the oats.

rolled oats ground in blender

This will ensure you don’t get any chunks of oats through your straw later, but you can skip this extra step if you have a high-speed blender that you know will pulverize everything, regardless.

oatmeal smoothie blended together

Now that the oatmeal is ground, add in the liquid, peanut butter, frozen banana (here’s how to freeze bananas), ground flax seeds, and maple syrup, if you’d like a little extra sweetness.

Want to add spinach? You can add that when you add the peanut butter and bananas, too. The smoothie will just look green in that case!

Blend until smooth, then add in a handful of ice cubes, to give this smoothie a slushy texture.

ice added to blender

The more ice you add, the more diluted the flavor will be, so I think 3 to 5 cubes is plenty.

slushy smoothie poured into glass

Enjoy right away for the best taste and texture. Oatmeal tends to thicken as it sits in liquid, so if you need to add an extra splash of water or milk to your drink, you can do that as you sip!

Substitutions

Need to try something different? Here are some other ideas that might work.

Banana. You can replace the banana with frozen avocado for creaminess, but it will be less sweet in that case. Try adding 1-2 dates, or a squeeze of honey or maple syrup, if you’d like to make it sweeter in that case.

Almond milk. You can try another dairy-free milk like oat milk or hemp milk, or just use plain water instead! Dairy may inhibit the absorption of antioxidants in the body, so that’s why I don’t use it in my smoothies.

Peanut Butter. I love the flavor peanut butter adds here, but you can use almond butter or sunflower seed butter to add creaminess, too.

Flax seeds. These seeds add omega-3 fatty acids to the smoothie and help keep you feeling full, but you can also try chia seeds instead, or just leave them out.

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Oatmeal Smoothie

This Oatmeal Smoothie tastes like a batch of peanut butter oatmeal, only you can drink it with a straw! It's creamy and filling, and takes just minutes to make.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine gluten-free
Keyword oatmeal smoothie
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 461kcal

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup rolled oats (27 grams)
  • 1 frozen banana (sliced into coins; 99 grams)
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter (40 grams)
  • 1 tablespoon ground flax seeds (6 grams)
  • 3/4 cup almond milk or water (6 ounces)
  • .5 to 1 tablespoon maple syrup (10 grams; or to taste)
  • 3 to 5 ice cubes

Instructions

  • In a high-speed blender, add the oats and blend briefly to break them down into smaller pieces. This will prevent you from finding any big chunks of oatmeal in your smoothie later.
    rolled oats ground in blender
  • Add in the banana, peanut butter, flax, liquid, and maple syrup, if desired, then blend until smooth.
    oatmeal smoothie blended together
  • Add in the ice cubes and blend again, until the smoothie has a slushy texture.
    ice added to blender
  • Serve right away for the best taste and texture.
    slushy smoothie poured into glass

Notes

Nutrition information is for the whole batch, using 1/2 tablespoon of maple syrup. This is just an estimate, and not a guarantee.
See the full post for substitution ideas.

Nutrition

Calories: 461kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 398mg | Potassium: 783mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 76IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 285mg | Iron: 2mg

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If you try this Oatmeal Smoothie, please leave a comment below letting me know how you like it! And if you make any modifications, I’d love to hear about those, too.

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Comments

Jen

Soooo creamy and delicious. The hints of peanut butter with the oats is SPOT ON! Love your recipes and have yet to make one I haven’t loved!

Laura

This was like an oatmeal cookie! Very tasty and satisfied my hungry sweet tooth. I added a handful of fresh spinach after tasting and blended again so mine was a “green oatmeal cookie”. 😋 The fresh spinach didn’t change the flavor at all!

Alex Larson

Such a great smoothie! I added some peanut butter collagen peptide mix in and it was a perfect fit!

Anita sanda

WOW! This is so good! I’m going to be addicted!

Carol

I made this for breakfast today. I used oatmeal, flax, almond milk and some frozen watermelon and threw in my usual sprinkles of cinnamon, ginger, and turmeric. It was creamy and good. My digestive tract does not like it when I eat the overnight raw oats but so far the smoothie seems okay. And it was very filling.

Hannah

So smooth and delicious! I added a couple tbsp of collagen as well for a little added protein and it worked out great!

Katheryn

I made this with a nonfrozen banana because that was all I had. It wasn’t as frozen but the
taste was still really good. I will be making this again and again.

Christa Hines

I was skeptical about an oatmeal smoothie, but I’m glad I tried it. This is delicious option for busy mornings, and I love that it keeps me feeling full longer than a traditional smoothie. Even my picky teen loves it!

Erin

This has become a regular breakfast smoothie in our house!

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