Blueberry Banana Oat Smoothie
Blueberry Banana Oat Smoothie is a creamy, vegan smoothie jam-packed with antioxidant rich blueberries, banana, and oats to help jumpstart your day. This is one delicious way to wake up!
New year, new you, new smoothie recipe! You didn’t think I’d let January get by without posting a smoothie, did ya? It’s almost an obligation as a food blogger to post a smoothie because that’s what people are looking for this time of year. Enter Blueberry Banana Oat Smoothie….you creamy, satisfying, gorgeous smoothie you.
I fell hard for this smoothie, mainly because I haven’t really had blueberries in a while. I don’t really buy berries unless they’re in season because they’re so overpriced and they’re so tart. It’s not worth paying $5.00 for a small basket of blueberries, especially if they’re tart! Blueberries are on top of my list of favorite fruits, so I’ve missed them terribly.
Thank goodness for frozen blueberries!
Frozen fruit is such a great alternative, because they’re frozen at they’re peak. That means you’re getting all of the nutritional value and flavor. I love using frozen blueberries in quickbreads, muffins, and smoothies like this.
I went a little blueberry crazy here and added a whopping 1 1/2 cups, which resulted in BIG blueberry flavor and the beautiful shade of blue that you see before you. I got my blueberry fix and then some. 🙂
I’d been wanting to add oats to a smoothie for a while now, and I loved the results. The oats add a little heartiness here along with some whole grain fiber. I placed the oats in the blender and processed them until coarsely ground.
From there, I just popped in the remaining ingredients and whirred them up until they were nice and smooth.
I love adding banana to my smoothies because they really help them stick to your ribs by bulking them up and making them so creamy. I also added almond milk which upped the creamy factor even more. You can add whatever type of milk you have on hand, however. The glory of smoothies is that you customize them any way you see fit.
If you’re like me and you’re missing those blueberries, you’ll love this Blueberry Banana Oat Smoothie. It’s a creamy, stick-to-your-ribs kind of breakfast or snack that you can whip up in mere minutes, and it’s full of healthy ingredients that will energize you chase away those winter blues.
Ironic that a gorgeous blue smoothie will chase away the winter blues, isn’t it? 🙂
- ¼ cup old fashioned rolled oats
- 1½ cups frozen blueberries
- 1 medium banana, frozen and cut into chunks
- 1-2 tablespoons pure maple syrup or your favorite sweetener
- 1½ cups almond milk or milk of your choice
- Place the oats in your blender and pulse until coarsely ground. Add the remaining ingredients and process until smooth. Serve and enjoy!
Make sure you're oats are 100% gluten-free oats if gluten intolerant.
Recipe by Flavor the Moments.