Easy Oat Milk Smoothie

This delicious, easy, and super dreamy oat milk smoothie is perfect for a balanced breakfast or a healthy snack! It’s gluten free, dairy free, plant-based, and has the most incredibly creamy taste and consistency. 

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Creamy Oat Milk Smoothie in Minutes

 

It’s time for another simple, delicious, and healthy smoothie recipe!!

This nutritionally balanced oat milk smoothie is made with a mix of simple whole food ingredients and contains all of the macronutrients (fats, carbs, and proteins) along with micronutrients (vitamins and minerals). The oat milk makes the smoothie extra creamy and dreamy and brings in some added nutritional benefits.  

I love the smooth flavour of this satisfying beverage and it’s just so simple and easy to whip up, even for the most novice smoothie-makers! 

image of an oat milk smoothie topped with banana slices on a board with bananas and oat milk beside it

It sure does! The great thing about oat milk is that is has a very subtle flavour and does not overpower the taste of the smoothie.

It has an earthy taste that blends wonderfully with fruits like banana, strawberries, or other berries, and added ingredients like nut butter and protein powder. 

If you like the taste of oats or even oatmeal, you’ll notice that same subtle flavour in the oat milk, which makes it a great breakfast smoothie option. 

image of a glass bottle of oat milk lying sideways on a wood board with banana, oats, and cinnamon on the side

 

It’s honestly hard to think of any cons of oat milk but there are a few depending on your personal needs and preferences. Let’s start with the pros!

Pros:

    • It has a subtle flavour
    • It contains a great amount of calcium and vitamin D
    • It is relatively low in calories
    • It is plant based, which makes it great for those who have dairy intolerances or allergies 
    • It is creamier than most dairy-free milks

Cons:

    • Unless the carton states it is gluten free certified it can contain traces of gluten so may not be suitable for those with gluten allergies
    • While subtle, it does have a distinct oat flavour, so if you do not like oats, you will likely not enjoy oat milk 
    • It contains more natural sugar than nut milk alternatives 

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Oat Milk Smoothie Ingredients

 

How To Make an Oat Milk Smoothie:

 

To make this easy smoothie follow the simple steps below. 

  1. Add the frozen banana, ice, cinnamon, maple syrup, and nut butter (if using) to the blender. 
  2. Pour in the oat milk. 
  3. Add in the protein powder (if using)
  4. Blend until smooth, pour into a glass, and enjoy!

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image of an oat milk smoothie on a wood board with bananas, oats, and a carafe of oat milk on the side

Easy Oat Milk Smoothie

Yield: Serves 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This easy oat milk smoothie is a perfect balanced breakfast or a healthy snack! It's gluten free, dairy free, plant-based, and has the most creamy taste and consistency.

Ingredients

  • 1 frozen banana, cut into chunks (see notes)
  • 4 ice cubes
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup (see notes)
  • 1 tablespoon natural peanut butter or almond butter (optional)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened oat milk (see notes)
  • 1/4 cup vanilla plant-based protein powder of choice or unflavoured collagen peptides (optional)

Instructions

    1. Add the frozen banana, ice, cinnamon, maple syrup, and nut butter (if using) to the blender.
    2. Pour in the oat milk.
    3. Add in the protein powder (if using). 
    4. Blend until smooth, pour into a glass, and enjoy!

Notes

  • I like to peel and freeze banana ahead of time for easy use in smoothies. Frozen banana makes a thicker creamier smoothie consistency.
  • Use 1/2 cup of oat milk if you want a thicker smoothie, and use 3/4 cup if you want a thinner smoothie consistency.
  • If you are using a flavoured protien powder that is naturally sweetened, use less maple syrup otherwise you might find the smoothie too sweet. I prefer to use collagen peptides so I use more maple syrup as collagen peptides are unflavoured.
  • My preferred brands of oat milk include: Earth's Own, Earth's Own 'Naked', Elmhurst, Califia

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Have a wonderful day!

Christal // NITK

Author: Christal Sczebel

Christal is the creator of Nutrition in the Kitch. She's a Certified Nutritional Consultant, twice published author, gluten and dairy free recipe developer, food photographer, speaker, wife, and mama. Christal loves good food, all things wellness, and loves to travel. Her wellness philosophy is centred around balance and sustainable health, life's way too short for boring diets and restriction!

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