Nutritious Strawberry Oatmeal Smoothie
This strawberry oatmeal smoothie is a healthy, filling breakfast that tastes like a strawberry milkshake! The addition of oats packs in a ton of nutrition benefits. Recipe is gluten-free and can easily be customized to use different fruits.
If you’re like me, you’re always looking for new smoothie flavour combinations to switch things up. This healthy strawberry oatmeal smoothie is such a fun way to add nutritious oats to your breakfast – they make it super filling and satisfying!
As a dietitian, I always try to make recipes that are balanced in nutrition and that provide a bunch of health benefits.
This smoothie recipe with oats is no different – it packs in dietary fibre, healthy fats, protein, and various vitamins and minerals.
There’s no added sugar in this recipe and it’s also gluten-free. If you want to make it vegan, simply swap the greek yogurt for a dairy-free alternative.
PS. please don’t feel like you can only use strawberries here – you can use the base recipe and switch the strawberries with different fruits as you’d please! I share some ideas below :).
Why Add Oats To A Smoothie?
Oats are an excellent addition to your morning smoothies! They add a really nice thickening texture and a TON of nutrition benefits.
Oats are a whole grain complex carbohydrate most well-known for their high fibre content. They’re particularly high in soluble fibre, which is known to help:
- slow digestion, increasing feelings of fullness/satiety (which may help promote a healthy weight)
- lower LDL and total cholesterol levels
- improve glycemic (blood sugar) control
- promote the growth of good bacteria in the gut
- regulate bowel movements
They’re also a great source of different micronutrients, including:
- pantothenic acid
Oats even pack in a decent amount of plant-based protein – about 6 grams per half cup.
This unique combination of fibre, complex carbohydrates, and protein makes oats an awesome addition to smoothies – they’ll provide you with energy, and also keep you feeling FULL and satisfied for longer. All things we want to start our day with, right?!
This oatmeal breakfast smoothie is only 10 simple, healthy ingredients:
- almond milk
- plain greek yogurt
- strawberries (fresh or frozen)
- oats (rolled/old-fashioned or quick)
- chia seeds
- vanilla extract
- nut butter (almond or peanut)
- ice (optional)
- protein powder (optional)
You Can Make This Recipe With Other Fruits!
Not feeling like strawberries? You can totally make this smoothie with other fruit if you feel like it! Simple swap the strawberries with the same amount of another fruit (or two).
- mixed berries (I tried this + it was delicious!)
Do You Use Raw Or Cooked Oats In A Smoothie?
There is no need to cook the oats prior to adding them to this smoothie recipe. Simply add the raw oats directly to your blender (I use this Vitamix)!
I recommend using either rolled/oat-fashioned oats or quick oats.
Are Oats Gluten-Free?
Oats are naturally gluten-free, but sometimes they can come into contact with other gluten-containing grains during processing.
If you need to eat a gluten-free diet, be sure to choose oats that are certified gluten-free.
How To Store Smoothies (Make-Ahead Option)
If your mornings are a rush, rest assured that you can make a smoothie the night before. Smoothies can be kept in the fridge OR you can even freeze them. They’re a great option to include in your breakfast meal prep!
This smoothie will keep for about 2 days in the fridge. Simply pour it into a jar with a lid and refrigerate. Separation is normal – just give the jar a good shake or put it in the blender again.
Once frozen, you can pop out the smoothie “cubes” and store them in a freezer-safe bag. Just thaw them for a few hours or the night before you want the smoothie.
More Breakfast Smoothie Recipes
- Banana Chai Smoothie With Vanilla
- Simple Cherry Smoothie With Yogurt
- Strawberry Pineapple Spinach Smoothie
- Chocolate Banana Avocado Smoothie
- Simple Creamy Green Smoothie
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Get the Recipe: Nutritious Strawberry Oatmeal Smoothie
- 1.5 cups almond milk, unsweetened (or other milk of choice)
- 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt (or vegan alternative)
- 1/2 cup oats (rolled or quick)
- 2 cups strawberries (or fruit of choice)
- 2 Tbsp nut butter, unsweetened (almond or peanut)
- 2 Tbsp chia seeds
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 4-5 ice cubes (or more as desired)
- Optional: scoop of unflavoured protein powder or collagen
- Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender, starting with the almond milk (putting the liquid first helps to blend things easier!)
- Blend until fully smooth. If things are a little too thick, add an extra splash of almond milk until desired texture is achieved. Enjoy!
- This smoothie will keep for about 2 days in the fridge. Simply pour it into a jar with a lid and refrigerate. Separation is normal – just give the jar a good shake or put it in the blender again.
- If you’d like to freeze this smoothie, pour it into silicone ice cube trays or muffin tins and place them in the freezer. Once frozen, you can pop out the smoothie “cubes” and store them in a freezer-safe bag. Just thaw them for a few hours or the night before you want the smoothie.
- mixed berries (I tried this + it was delicious!)