This Healthy Oatmeal Smoothie made with ground oats, yogurt, and frozen fruit has a thick, creamy texture, in blueberry muffin or peach cobbler flavors!
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...not even kidding! It's almost eerie, really, how a blended beverage can taste like a baked good, but it does...these do!
I've been seeing oat 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, has decided that she doesn'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 are taking a hiatus from those flavors. Hopefully her interest in venturing outside of the beige-to-orange color palette will return at some point, but in the meantime, I'm having to get creative at making sure the stubborn child is not subsisting on carbs and cheese alone.
Most days she will drink a smoothie, so I had the idea of sneaking in some oats, since that seems 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!
An oatmeal smoothie is thick and silky and definitely more filling. But I also thought the oats lent an undertone like some type of baked good was ground up in there. So I decided to experiment a bit and see if I could expand upon those flavors even more!
Healthy Oatmeal Smoothie Flavors
It was as simple as adding a smidge of pure vanilla extract and a sprinkle of cinnamon to make a blueberry oatmeal smoothie taste like a Blueberry Muffin Smoothie! And since I like my peach cobbler extra-cinnamon-y, I upped the cinnamon a bit more for the Peach Cobbler Smoothie variation. I am telling, y'all...it's hard to believe that smoothies can taste like baked treats but these honestly do!
How to Make an Oat Smoothie
- For the best results, I recommend first grinding your oatmeal in the blender until it turns into a fine powder. I don't know about you, but I prefer the thickening power of ground oats over getting chunks of whole oats through my straw.
- No need to clean out the blender after this step. Just add the rest of the ingredients and proceed with your smoothie making. You can use whatever type of milk you prefer -- whole milk, skim milk, almond milk, etc. However, using vanilla yogurt (as opposed to plain) will add flavor and sweetness. I also add a squeeze of honey, but if your fruit is particularly sweet, you can skip that step.
- It's definitely recommended to use 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. Feel free to change up the fruit you use in these smoothies as well! I used strawberries one day and the resulting smoothie tasted decidedly strawberry muffin-ish.
So does anyone else want to get on the quick/easy/healthy breakfast smoothie bandwagon with me? I think we can do it, y'all...with the flavors of blueberry muffins and peach cobbler, to boot! 😉 So whether you whip them up for yourself, your kiddos, or your entire family, I think you will love a Healthy Oatmeal Smoothie in your favorite flavor!
More Healthy Breakfast Recipes
- Banana Breakfast Cookies
- Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal
- Banana Blender Muffins
- Overnight Oats, 3 Ways!
Healthy Oatmeal Smoothie
- ½ cup old-fashioned rolled oats
- 1 ½ cups frozen blueberries OR sliced frozen peaches
- 1 cup vanilla yogurt
- ½ cup almond milk
- 1 tablespoon honey
- ¼ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon, increase to ½ teaspoon if using peaches
- 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.
- You may use nonfat, lowfat, or regular vanilla yogurt.
- You may use whole milk, 2%, skim milk, almond milk, or your favorite type of milk.
- Feel free to experiment with substituting different kinds of fruit.
This post was originally published on January 1, 2015.