If you love breakfast smoothies, you’ll become as obsessed with this banana oatmeal smoothie as I am! For this smoothie, you only need 6 basic ingredients to create an uber-rich and creamy refreshing beverage.
But that’s not even the best part! Apart from being delicious and filling, the oatmeal smoothie recipe is SUPER versatile and can be customized to your liking or used as a base for chia pots or smoothie bowls.
Give it a try and let me know the customizations you made! For more delicious smoothie recipes, try my Vegan Valentine’s Day Smoothie (which is also perfect for Christmas) or this Peach Strawberry Smoothie.
HOW DO YOU MAKE A BANANA OATMEAL SMOOTHIE?
This smoothie is quick and effortless to make, the perfect solution for a busy start to the morning. All you need to do is:
- Roughly break up the banana
- Chuck all the ingredients into the blender.
- Put on the lid and blitz until smooth!
A useful tip is to use small porridge oats – avoid jumbo; otherwise, they with stay firm and gritty as you drink. However, if you only have jumbo oats, I recommend you blend them first before adding the other ingredients.
The Secret To A Delicious Banana Oatmeal Smoothie Recipe – Tips And Tricks
- Use frozen bananas or add ice cubes to get a thicker oatmeal smoothie.
- You can also mix the banana oatmeal smoothie with some chia seeds and leave the mixture to rest overnight. The next morning, you’ll have a ready-to-eat breakfast banana oatmeal smoothie-pot.
Variations For This My Banana Oatmeal Smoothie
So, as mentioned above, the base recipe for my banana oatmeal smoothie consists of old-fashioned oats, plain Greek yogurt, frozen banana, almond milk, honey, and cinnamon.
While this makes a delicious smoothie, there are MANY variations you can create using it too.
Vegan Banana Oatmeal Smoothie
While you are using almond milk for this banana oat smoothie, you’re also using yogurt, which isn’t vegan.
So, opt for a simple substitute like vegan yogurt, or try something a little more creative like nut butter. In this case, I would use almond butter that pairs seamlessly with the almond milk.
The nut butter will still add thickness to the banana oatmeal smoothie and creaminess, like the yogurt.
Honey is also not vegan, so replace it with maple syrup. Choose a high-quality amber almond butter for the best flavor.
Make A Fruity Oatmeal Smoothie Recipe
In this recipe, I’m only adding a banana. You can incorporate frozen berries and more fruit to make a fruitier and sweeter smoothie.
I love added blueberries, raspberries, pineapple, or mango. Check out my Banana Blueberry Breakfast Smoothie recipe.
If you use frozen fruit or just add a few ice cubes, it will result in a thicker smoothie.
Peanut Butter Oatmeal Smoothie
If you want to add some peanut butter, go for creamy peanut butter instead of chunky or powdered peanut butter.
Peanut butter blends in flawlessly with the banana, cinnamon, and almond milk flavors already present. Check out my Banana Peanut Butter Strawberry Smoothie.
Protein Powder Oatmeal Smoothie
You can add banana, peanut butter, or chocolate protein powder to turn this into the best pre- or post-workout drink.
Just make sure you add the recommended amount. You may also want to add more honey or maple syrup to counter the bitter flavor some protein powders add.
MORE BANANA RECIPES TO TRY
If you have a lovely bunch of ripe bananas and you wonder how you can use them, I’ve got some banana recipe ideas for you:
BREAKFAST BANANA OATMEAL SMOOTHIE
- 3 tablespoons Oats
- ½ cup Plain low-fat yogurt
- 1 ½ Banana cut into thirds
- ½ cup Almond milk
- 1 teaspoon Honey optional
- ¼ teaspoon Ground cinnamon
- In a blender, combine the oats, yogurt, banana, milk, honey, and cinnamon.
- Puree until smooth.
- Pour into serving glasses and serve immediately.