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Healthy Oatmeal Smoothie

This healthy Oatmeal Smoothie -- made with ground oats, yogurt, and frozen fruit -- has a thick, creamy texture. Try an oat smoothie in blueberry muffin or peach cobbler flavors, or use your favorite fruit!

Oatmeal Smoothie in Blueberry Muffin and Peach Cobbler flavors, with text overlay.


 

If you enjoy wholesome, delicious, fruity smoothies, you'll also love my Chocolate Banana Smoothie, Pumpkin Pie Smoothie, and Brain-Healthy Blueberry Smoothie!

I recently discovered the most delicious and most filling breakfast smoothie recipe of my life...a healthy Oatmeal Smoothie! I am so excited to share this recipe with y'all. These particular oat smoothies taste just like a blueberry muffin and just like peach cobbler. It's almost eerie, really, how a blended beverage can taste like a baked good, but it does...these do!

Aerial view of a blueberry and peach Oat Smoothie.

I'd been seeing oatmeal smoothie recipes for a few years now, but I have to admit that I never felt compelled to experiment with adding raw oatmeal to my typical smoothie base of frozen fruit and yogurt.

And then came along my daughter who, at the sweet and compliant age of two, decided that she didn't want to eat anything besides cheese popcorn, cheese sandwiches, cheese quesadillas, peanut butter crackers, and the occasional apple slice. We're talking breakfast, lunch, and dinner here, people. The wide variety of fruits and veggies that she happily ingested as a baby? Well, apparently her tastebuds took a hiatus from those flavors. So until her interest in venturing outside of the beige-to-orange color palette returned, I had to get creative at making sure the stubborn child was not subsisting on carbs and cheese alone.

Enter Oatmeal Smoothies!

You see, most days she would drink a smoothie, so I had the idea of sneaking in some oats, since that seemed a more fitting breakfast than cheese popcorn. And you know what? She fell for it liked it! And actually, so did my older kiddos...and so did I. So I've been making oat smoothies ever since. πŸ™‚

Close-up of peach Oatmeal Smoothie.

Reasons to Make Oat Smoothies

They're thick and silky and definitely more hearty, keeping you fuller for longer.

Oats boost the fiber, protein, and select vitamins and minerals of a plain fruit smoothie.

And they're yummy! Since the oats lend an undertone like some type of baked good is ground up in there, I've experimented over the years to expand upon those flavors even more!

Ingredients

Just a few basic ingredients are all you need to make a wholesome, delicious Oatmeal Smoothie:

Aerial view of labeled ingredients.
  • Oats. I typically use regular (old-fashioned) rolled oats. You may certainly use quick oats instead (since they're going to be ground up in your blender either way). Just keep in mind that since quick oats start out finer (and, thus, more of them get packed into a measuring cup than rolled oats), you may want to start with slightly less than the Β½ cup called for in this recipe.
  • Frozen fruit. Blueberries and peaches are highlighted in this recipe, but you can certainly experiment with your favorite frozen fruit. And feel free to scroll down a bit and check out the "Flavors" heading below if you need some inspiration! I definitely recommend using frozen fruit for a nice, cold smoothie without the dilution of ice. I typically buy bags of frozen fruit to keep in the freezer, but if I have fresh fruit that's overripe or about to go bad, I'll wash it, cut it up, put it in a baggie, and freeze it for future smoothie-making.
  • Vanilla yogurt. You may use whole milk, low-fat, or Greek varieties, depending on your preference. You could also opt for a non-dairy yogurt. Or if you'd like to use plain yogurt (instead of vanilla), consider slightly upping the honey and vanilla to compensate.
  • Milk. Again, use your favorite kind, though I do recommend starting with an unsweetened choice. I typically use unsweetened almond milk when making smoothies, but you can use regular (whole/2%/skim) milk, oat milk, or just about any mild-flavored non-dairy milk that you like.
  • Honey. The amount of honey can be tweaked depending on the sweetness of your chosen fruit and whether or not your yogurt and/or milk are sweetened. But the honey is certainly optional, if you wish to omit it.
  • Pure vanilla extract + cinnamon. It really is as simple as adding a smidge of pure vanilla extract and a sprinkle of cinnamon to make a regular Oatmeal Smoothie taste like a baked treat! The amount of cinnamon should be slightly increased to mimic any baked good that typically contains more cinnamon (such as peach cobbler, as explained in the recipe card).
Close-up of blueberry Oatmeal Smoothie.

How to Make an Oatmeal Smoothie

  1. First, grind your oats in the blender until they turn into a fine powder. The goal is to harness the nutrition and thickening power of ground oats without getting chunks of whole oats through your straw. πŸ˜‰
  2. No need to clean out the blender after this step. Just add the rest of the ingredients and blend until smooth!
Aerial view of ground oats in blender.
All ingredients added to blender, ready to blend.
Aerial view of blender combining ingredients.

And that's it! Quick and easy.

Flavor Ideas

My family adores the Blueberry Muffin and Peach Cobbler Smoothies shared here today.

And though shared in a separate post, I also regularly make them Strawberry Shortcake Smoothies.

But you can truly swap your favorite frozen fruit into this oat smoothie base to make your own baked-treat-remniscent smoothie.

Cherry crisp...pineapple upside-down cake...banana bread...the possibilities are endless!

I am telling, y'all...it's hard to believe that smoothies can taste like baked treats but these honestly do!

Two different flavors in garnished glasses.

So does anyone else want to get on the quick/easy/healthy breakfast bandwagon with me? I think we can do it, y'all...with the flavors of blueberry muffins and peach cobbler, to boot! πŸ˜‰

So whether you whip them up for yourself, your kiddos, or your entire family, I think you'll love a healthy Oatmeal Smoothie...in your favorite flavor, of course! πŸ™‚

A blueberry and peach oat smoothie, side by side.

More Healthy Breakfast Recipes

Healthy Oat Smoothies {Blueberry Muffin & Peach Cobbler Flavors} ~ thick, filling smoothies featuring oats, yogurt, and frozen fruit taste just like blueberry muffins and peach cobbler! | FiveHeartHome.com

Healthy Oatmeal Smoothie

This healthy Oatmeal Smoothie -- made with ground oats, yogurt, and frozen fruit -- has a thick, creamy texture and tastes like your favorite baked good!
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2 servings (approximately 12-ounces each)
Calories: 287kcal
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Ingredients

  • Β½ cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 Β½ cups frozen blueberries OR sliced frozen peaches, OR your favorite frozen fruit
  • 1 cup vanilla yogurt
  • Β½ cup unsweetened milk
  • 1 tablespoon honey, more or less, to taste
  • ΒΌ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ΒΌ to Β½ teaspoon ground cinnamon, *see NOTES below

Instructions

  • Measure oats into blender. Blend until ground into a fine powder.
  • Add frozen fruit, vanilla yogurt, milk, honey, vanilla, and cinnamon. Blend until completely smooth. Serve immediately.

Video

Notes

  • You may use nonfat, lowfat, regular, or Greek vanilla yogurt. If using plain yogurt (instead of vanilla), you may need to slightly increase the honey and vanilla extract in your smoothie.
  • You may use whole milk, 2%, skim milk, almond milk, oat milk, or your favorite type of non-dairy milk.
  • Feel free to experiment with substituting different kinds of frozen fruit.
  • If the baked good you are mimicking is more cinnamon-y, use the greater amount of cinnamon in your smoothie. For example, when I make a Blueberry Muffin Smoothie, I add ΒΌ teaspoon of cinnamon. But when I make a Peach Cobbler Smoothie, I increase the amount of cinnamon to Β½ teaspoon.

Nutrition

Calories: 287kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 165mg | Potassium: 427mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 113IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 302mg | Iron: 1mg
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This post was originally published on January 1, 2015, and updated on January 3, 2021, and January 13, 2022.

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  1. 5 stars
    I doubled the milk becauses I like a more liquid-y smoothie and added a tablespoon of chia seeds, but kept everything else about the Blueberry Muffin smoothie the same. It got rave reviews from my boyfriend and I loved it too! Thanks for the fantastic recipe πŸ™‚

    1. I was so excited to try this but mine did not turn out as good as expected. I used quick cook steel cut oats as that’s all I had in the pantry...could that be the problem? Used the same amount and ground it in the blender as instructed. The shake just takes like flour. I added more fruit and milk too. Help! Thanks!

      1. Hi Mara! Sorry your smoothie didn't turn out. I think using steel cut oats would definitely affect the recipe. They are much denser/heavier than rolled oats, so even if you measure out the same amount, they're going to grind down to equal a good bit more oat flour than the recipe originally called for. I would imagine the flavor of the smoothie could also be affected since steel cut oats are less processed than rolled oats. Hope that helps!

  2. 5 stars
    Hi. Loved the blueberry muffin, but made a few changes. Added 6 oz of pear chunks with acai and blackberry juice, cut the yogurt in half. No honey, so used light maple syrup and added some spinach came out great . Only question is was that okay for border line type 2 diabetic

    1. Hi Paul! I'm so glad you were able to adapt this recipe to your liking! Unfortunately, I'm not able to give medical advice regarding my recipes. You should definitely ask your doctor! πŸ™‚

  3. Glad to know this that inorder to taste like "Blueberry Muffin Smoothie" I need to add "smidge of pure vanilla extract and a sprinkle of cinnamon", I am now excited to try if it's really taste like baked treats.
    I will add this to my smoothie collections.

    1. Thanks, Kate! I think a touch of vanilla and cinnamon can make all the difference in a smoothie! πŸ˜‰

  4. 5 stars
    I made the Peach Cobbler Smoothie this morning for my boyfriend (who hates eating breakfast) and he couldn't get enough of it. I used almond milk instead of milk but other than that... it was perfect. I will definitely be trying the rest of your smoothies in the near future. Thanks for sharing!!

    1. You're very welcome, Brittany...I'm so glad to hear that this smoothie was a hit with your boyfriend! Hope y'all enjoy the blueberry version as well if you have a chance to try it... πŸ™‚

  5. 5 stars
    Hi, just wanted to thank you for sharing this recipe. I've just had oral surgery and need to stick to liquids for a few days, and I really like this smoothie (with canned peaches) because it's not too sweet and the oats still my hunger better than a smoothie that's only fruit and dairy. Once I've recovered I'm trying it with frozen fruits as well.

    1. I'm so happy to hear that this recipe has been helpful to your after your surgery, Mina! I hope that your recovery continues to go smoothly and that you enjoy the smoothie even more once you're able to try it with frozen peaches! πŸ™‚

  6. I found these recipes on Pinterest and was amazed by what you said here - it's like you're in my brain!! I'm searching for easy, healthy, quick breakfast options and your recipes are perfect. I love that they incorporate cinnamon as well. If I make smoothies a habit, I might even get my boys to drink them as well. We could all use a little more fruits/veggies in our lives. Thank you! πŸ™‚

    1. ooohhh... as noted above, a little flaxseed or chia seed would be a great addition to up the protein power before work.

    2. You're very welcome, Glennae! It made me very happy to read that you found some new breakfast recipes to try from the site, and I hope your family enjoys whatever you end up making! Have a great rest of the week... πŸ™‚

  7. 5 stars
    Just made the peach cobbler smoothie this morning and it's delicious! We got a new blender a couple of weeks ago and I'm now on the lookout for new recipes. I added a tablespoon of ground flaxseed. I now want to try it with other frozen fruit like cherries and strawberries for different variations. Thanks for a great recipe!

    1. You're welcome, Heather...I'm so glad you enjoyed this! Adding flax seed is a great idea, and it's definitely fun to experiment with this recipe using different types of fruit. πŸ™‚ Thanks so much for taking the time to comment...happy Friday!

    1. Yay, Margo! I'm very happy to hear that you enjoyed this, and thanks so much for sharing the recipe with your friends. πŸ™‚ Hope you're having a wonderful week!

  8. Hi! I was so excited when I found these smoothies browsing through Pinterest. I've been anxiously waiting to make them and I finally took the time do so this morning for breakfast. I'll admit that I was a little bit disappointed with this recipe. I thought that it turned out a little gritty and wasn't sweet enough and was too runny. I did blend up the oats beforehand and used exactly 1 tablespoon of honey. I don't know what I did. However this smoothie was filling so that was good. Overall a little disappointed. Thanks for the recipe though πŸ™‚

    1. Hi BakerGirl! I'm so sorry that this didn't turn out to your liking. I'm honestly a little perplexed because I make this smoothie regularly and I've never had the problems you encountered. If you grind your oats into a fine powder, the smoothie should have a bit of texture but it shouldn't be gritty. And if you're using frozen fruit along with those ground oats, the smoothie should actually turn out really thick and not runny at all. In fact, if anything, you might have to add slightly more milk if it's too thick. As for the sweetness, that's a matter of personal preference and also depends on the sweetness of your fruit. If your fruit was tart or not very sweet to start out (or you prefer a sweeter smoothie in general), you will need to add a bit more honey to taste. I wish I could help you with the other issues you had but the sweetness part is at least an easy fix. πŸ™‚ Hope this turns out better for you if you decide to give it another try!

  9. I'm going to try the blueberry for breakfast tomorrow. I raised 6 children, and did my best to give them their vitamins and nutritous food. Now I have to take care of myself, made it to 80 yrs young, and feel great. So you must do your best to take care of yourself while doing for your family. Love your blog.

    1. Thanks so much for the comment, Marion...I appreciate you sharing your wisdom here. πŸ™‚ Raising six children is certainly something to be proud of! I'm so glad you enjoy the blog and I hope you enjoyed the blueberry smoothie. Have a great weekend!

  10. I discovered oatmeal smoothies a few months ago and love how filling they are! These two flavors look incredible! I'm pinning them to try very soon!

    1. I love how filling oatmeal smoothies are as well, Krstine...I only wish I'd discovered them sooner! πŸ˜‰ Thanks so much for the comment and the pin...hope you have a great week!

      1. 5 stars
        I just made the blueberry muffin smoothie and it is soooo good! I used Greek yogurt, because I always have some in my fridge, and added only the tiniest bit of honey since I'm trying to watch my sugar intake. That little bit of cinnamon and vanilla really make this smoothie taste like a blueberry muffin!

        1. So glad you enjoyed it, Kristine! I'm sure the Greek yogurt made it even creamier...yum. πŸ™‚ Thanks for taking the time to let me know that it was a hit!

      2. I'm definitely going to be trying these recipes! I really like making oatmeal that tastes like Apple pie. Chopped apples or apple sauce, vanilla yogurt with a bit of cinnamon to top it off. It's my favourite oatmeal but ive never thought of turning it into a smoothie. I know what I'm having in the morning!

        Thank you for the suggestions!

        1. Sounds like a great flavor, Crystal...I'm going to have to try that one, too! πŸ˜‰

  11. So this morning I realized I had no yogurt for my usual weekend protein flax smoothie I make. I remembered this recipe of yours so kinda improvised -- mine became a strawberry oatmeal cinnamon protein powder ground flax milk ice smoothie! It was your recipe that inspired me and while the yogurt would have helped wow! The oatmeal cinnamon makes it sooooo yummy!!! Thanks. You saved my Saturday am... and my taste buds says this will become a favorite. I so enjoy your blogs.

    1. Ha, Jo Ann...this made me laugh! I'm so happy you enjoyed the oatmeal cinnamon twist in your smoothie. And by the way, your variation sounds delicious. One day, I myself will definitely have to try a Strawberry Oatmeal Cinnamon Protein Powder Ground Flax Milk Ice Smoothie! πŸ˜‰ Thanks for taking the time to comment and I hope your week is off to a fabulous start!

  12. I'm on board with of of your resolutions! I felt like I was reading my own blog, except I don't have one! ;p I have recently decided that I too need to start taking better care of myself (I'll be 40 this year, sshhhh). As I read this, I'm proud to say that instead of a second cup of coffee, I'm drinking a glass of water. I have stopped making iced tea as well! So I'm on my way! I can't wait to try these! Thanks for the recipes and thanks for letting me know I'm not alone!

    1. Ha, Mandy...well maybe you should start your own blog! It's almost like therapy, seeing as how I feel like I'm just rambling through all of my thoughts most of the time, half forgetting that I have an audience. πŸ˜‰ And way to go on the glass of water instead of a second cup of coffee! πŸ˜‰ Seriously, though, I appreciate your commiseration, and I'm only slightly behind you on the birthday front. Here's to almost-40! Now that it's getting closer, I'm not terrified of like I once was, so I guess that should be considered progress... πŸ˜‰ Thanks for the comment and hope you have a great week!

    2. 5 stars
      Ok, so my husband and I are seriously addicted to these smoothies! You weren't kidding when you said it tastes like your drinking the actual baked good!!! Yummy!!! Thank you! These are by far my favorite! Please keep sharing your great healthy recipes. I'm working hard at getting my 2 and 4 year old excited about their healthier options.

      1. It's crazy how much these smoothies taste like baked goods, isn't it, Mandy?! I'm so glad that your family has been enjoying them. I have young children as well and have shared quite a few healthy, kid-friendly recipes on the site, so I hope you find some other things to try. πŸ™‚ (A couple of my kids' favorites are the granola bars and banana muffins...you can search for both!) Hope you're having a great week!

  13. These sound so delicious. This is the second time today I've come across oatmeal in smoothies--must be a sign! πŸ˜‰ My daughter loves her smoothies so I'm always trying to think up new combos for her (okay, and for me too!) Thank you!

    1. It's totally a sign, Jennie! πŸ˜‰ I think it took me a year of seeing oatmeal smoothie recipes before I actually tried the concept, and boy I wish I'd given it a go sooner! They are so delicious and just different than regular, all-fruit smoothies. Hope you enjoy! πŸ™‚

  14. These look wonderful! I love a good smoothie. I guess blueberries and peaches are going on my next shopping list! πŸ˜€

    1. You are too sweet, Megan! I hope you love them both if you have a chance to try them! You'll have to let me know which one is your favorite... πŸ˜‰ Hope you're having a happy 2015 so far!