Healthy Banana Oatmeal Smoothie Recipe

Are you on a mission to get healthier this year?  This banana oatmeal smoothie recipe is a great way to start your day!  Loaded with rolled oats and a heaping spoonful of almond butter, this healthy smoothie recipe will keep your hunger at bay so you can focus on your to do list.  No more HANGRY mom running errands and being tempted by the drive through!

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Easy Banana Oatmeal Smoothie Recipe

Is it OK to put raw oats in a smoothie?

Yes, it is totally FINE to use raw oats in your morning smoothie.  And it really doesn’t matter if you use rolled oats, steel cut oats, or quick cooking oats.  Just measure and dump into your blender or smoothie maker.   Whole rolled oats tend to blend a bit better than other varieties but that is the only real difference. You can throw the oats into your blender with the rest of your ingredients or soak them beforehand for at least an hour in milk or water. This softens them and will give your smoothie a smoother texture. 

rolled oats, almond butter and banana

Banana oatmeal smoothie benefits:

Oatmeal has a TON of health benefits.  If you don’t want to sit down to a bowl of it in the morning, make oatmeal smoothies to take on the go.  Here are just a few of the health benefits you get from adding rolled oats into your diet:

  • Whole oats are rich in antioxidants
  • Oatmeal contains loads of soluble fiber  
  • They can lower cholesterol  levels  
  • Oats can help stabilize blood sugar  
  • Oatmeal is very filling.  It may help you curb appetite and lose weight. 

Bananas are a great source of potassium, which is especially important if you are working out a lot.  And, of course, the yogurt and almond milk in this smoothie are loaded with calcium and protein.  If you want even more protein in your smoothie, just add a spoonful of your favorite protein powder.  Or, just add a few scoops of powdered almond butter!  If you have more time to sit down for breakfast, check out my roundup of healthy breakfast recipes.  Breakfast is the most important meal of the day so try to make time for it. 

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Controlling the thickness of this healthy smoothie 

So, some people like a really thick smoothie and others don’t.  You can control the thickness of this banana oatmeal smoothie recipe in a few ways.  Use frozen bananas if you want a really thick smoothie or regular room temperature ones if you don’t.  Don’t have frozen bananas for this healthy smoothie?  No worries… just add a few ice cubes instead.  You can also adjust the amount of almond butter and oatmeal you use or just add more almond milk. The great thing about smoothies is how flexible they are! 

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Healthy Banana Oatmeal Smoothie Recipe

This banana oatmeal smoothie recipe takes only minutes to make and is a delicious way to start your day.  If you are on a mission to eat healthier this year, try making more homemade smoothies.  Check out a few Paleo smoothies if you want more ideas. 

Yields 2 cups

Serves 2 cups

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Healthy Banana Oatmeal Smoothie Recipe

10 minPrep Time

10 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 banana
  • 1/4 cup almond butter
  • 2/3 cup almond milk
  • 2 teaspoons honey (if desired for sweetening)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon or nutmeg

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in a blender
  2. Blend until smooth
  3. Drink immediately. Oatmeal smoothies thicken as they sit.

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Nutrition

Calories

342 cal

Fat

20 g

Carbs

37 g

Protein

11 g
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