This banana oatmeal smoothie is thick, creamy, and filling, and needs just 3 ingredients to make! No dairy needed, it’s a delicious and healthy vegan breakfast that takes seconds to make!
Banana Oatmeal Smoothie
As someone who is constantly on the go, I make it a priority to have breakfast every morning. I’ve never been someone who could skip meals and tend to always wake up hungry.
Now, I’m also someone who loves my sleep, so if I can save time in other parts of my life to get a few extra minutes of sleep, I’ll try anything. Instead of skipping breakfast, I’ve found that having a filling and delicious smoothie to being the answer!
Smoothies have an unfair wrap for not being very filling and often leaving you hungry. Clearly, these people haven’t been making their smoothies properly. I’ve found that adding oats to my smoothie not only makes it extra thick and creamy but keeps me satisfied all morning!
This oatmeal smoothie has been a game changer for me. It’s sweetened with banana and has some peanut butter for healthy fats. In fact, it’s a completely balanced breakfast, hitting all my favorite nutrients!
Made without dairy, it’s the perfect vegan breakfast that can easily be made gluten free too!
How do you make a banana oatmeal smoothie?
- Bananas– The riper the bananas, the sweeter the smoothie will be. If you prefer a thicker smoothie, use a frozen banana.
- Oats– Rolled or quick oats can be used. If you follow a gluten free diet, use certified gluten free rolled oats.
- Oat milk– Using oat milk gives an extra boost of natural sweetness. Almond, soy, coconut, and other non-dairy kinds of milk will also work.
- Peanut butter– Optional, but highly recommended!
- Maple syrup– Optional, but add it if you prefer a sweeter smoothie.
In a high speed blender, add all your ingredients and blend until thick and smooth. Pour into glasses and serve immediately.
Can I replace the banana?
If you aren’t a fan of bananas, you can replace them with 1 cup of frozen fruit of choice. Strawberries, blueberries, and mango are all fantastic options.
Tips to make the banana oat smoothie
- If you prefer a thicker smoothie and haven’t frozen your banana, add 1/4 cup of ice cubes. You may need to add 1-2 tablespoons of maple syrup to compensate for the reduced sweetness.
- Do not use steel cut oats or baking oats, or you’ll find the smoothie to be hard to blend and the oats won’t break down easily enough to be enjoyed.
- Feel free to add some protein powder or another nut or seed butter, to amp up the protein.
Storing and freezing the banana and oat smoothie
- To store: Banana oatmeal smoothie can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Be sure to whisk it very well before consuming.
- To freeze: Place leftover smoothie in a shallow container and store it in the freezer for up to 6 months. When ready to enjoy, simply add the frozen smoothie to a blender and blend until thick and creamy.
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Banana Oatmeal Smoothie
- 1 large banana chopped
- 1/2 cup rolled oats or quick cooking oats * See notes
- 1 cup oat milk or any milk of choice
- 1 tbsp peanut butter optional
- 1 tbsp maple syrup optional
- In a high speed blender, add all your ingredients and blend until thick and smooth. If you'd prefer a thicker smoothie, add 1/2 cup of ice and blend once more.
- Pour into a tall glass and enjoy.