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Oatmeal Breakfast Smoothie Recipes

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and with good reason.

Starting the day with an energy-boosting meal that keeps you active and full of promise all day is a delight.

However, it may be the most difficult to keep up with if you are like me. Mornings can be hectic with all the rush to get everyone ready for work or school.

Finding something that is healthy and yet easy to make and delicious can be almost out of reach.

So, whenever I come across a recipe that fulfills all of that I just really feel grateful because I’m not a morning person.

If oatmeal breakfasts are a thing, then definitely we can enjoy an oatmeal-based smoothie.

Oats and dried berries in a jar being poured into a bowl

I love oats, they are fiber-rich and healthy. Being the health-conscious person that I am, I’m always on the lookout for healthy recipes.

So, I came across breakfast oats Smoothie and fell for it. The fact that it is filling also makes it one of a favorite morning go-to recipe.

It’s especially healthy to have an oatmeal smoothie for breakfast because you get to add more nourishment than you would a regular oats breakfast.

These recipes are a delight and you get to add your own choice of fruits, healthy fats, milk or spices.

You could also add green vegetables to add color and more nutrients.

So finally, there is an easy, fast and delicious way to eat oats. You can make any of these in just about 60 seconds.

Tips for feeding picky eaters healthy

It is not easy to present healthy meals to picky eaters. they would reject just about anything.

I always look out for tips to help feed such kids because I have one of them, (and I was actually one while growing up, winks) so I know how difficult it can get.

Some tips that could help you get past them having to complain about the color of smoothies is by disguising the color of greens with darker colors.

You could toss in a handful of blueberries, blackberries, blackcurrants, and Raspberries or any fruit that can hide the original green color.

Something else is to serve such smoothies in non-transparent cups with cover and a straw so the only experience they get is the delicious taste.

If you have picky eaters though, they would love this too.

Do well to check if anyone in your home is allergic to some of the ingredients and replace them with a substitute.

Why Take more fiber-rich cereals

Incorporating more oats into your diet will do you more good than just keep you full for longer. There are some added benefits.

Breakfast of oatmeal an blueberries with pineapple juice and a mug

It keeps you in shape; eating foods rich in fiber like oats helps you stay in shape, it has even be associated with reduced risk of obesity significant reduction in weight,

So if you love oats it’s an added boost to keep your love for it even more cordial because there is more to be attained than the cool flavor it gives to anything you add it to.

However, if you are not a lover of oats, then knowing it’s one way to easily add rich fiber to your diet should give you good reason to.

Oats even add a cool and subtle nutty flavor to your smoothie

Reduces the risk of Diabetes and cardiovascular diseases; according to a study conducted by ASN on the effects of whole-grain on some diseases.

It was found eating fiber-rich cereals like oats can reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.

Make the smoothies to your taste

Feel free to replace any of the ingredients in these recipes with alternatives of your choice, it’s flexible.

If you prefer having a very smooth and particles-free smoothie, you have to really pay attention to this part.

The oats have to be finely ground to powder texture before adding other ingredients and it is better done dry.

Or you could soak them in milk overnight.

This is especially important if you have children, they may not like to have a smoothie full of little flecks of oats, it could completely turn them off.

However, if you prefer to have some bites in your smoothie, you could just do a partial grinding of the oats.

To make the smoothies even creamier, you should use frozen chunks of most fruits to be used and you could also freeze the juice or milk.

You can add juice or water to make a lighter and less heavy consistency.

Wondering whether or not you would like uncooked oats in a smoothie? Don’t worry, you won’t even feel it, just the yummy flavor.

But you can decide to cook it for a few minutes before use if you are really concerned.

Also add ice to these recipes if you prefer the iced-smoothie texture, though the frozen fruits will do some of that.

Banana Oats Smoothie

Oatmeal banana smoothie in a fancy glass with straw

Ingredients;

  • 1/2 Cup of old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup of plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 Bananas frozen chunks
  • 1/2 cup of coconut milk (regular, almond, soy or any low-fat milk)
  • A handful of almonds
  • 1/2 cup of fresh orange juice
  • 1/4 tablespoon cinnamon

How to prepare;

  • Pour the oats in a blender and blend dry until you get a powdery consistency
  • Add the remaining ingredients and blend until fine and creamy.
  • Serve immediately.

You could also add a 1 teaspoon of peanut butter and honey to taste for variations

Oatmeal Blueberry Smoothie

ingredients;

  • 2 Bananas frozen chunks
  • 1/2 cup rolled or instant oats
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 4 medium dates seeded (honey or maple syrup)
  • 1 cup homemade Kefir or Hemp milk (almond or regular milk)
  • 2 tablespoon peanut butter
  • 1/2 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon of ground flax seed

How to prepare;

  • First, pour the oats in the blender and blend till you get a powdery consistency.
  • Then add the remaining ingredients and blend on high. The flaxseed will make it thicker, so if you prefer a lighter smoothie, you could add water or more milk.
Oatmeal blueberry smoothie garnished with blueberries

Oatmeal Strawberry Smoothie

You could replace the banana in this recipe with a little more frozen Strawberries if you want Smoothie without bananas.

Ingredients;

  • 1 Banana Frozen chunks
  • 2 cups of frozen strawberries
  • 1/2 cup rolled or instant oats
  • 6 Dates seeded
  • 1 Cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 Cup coconut milk (almond or Homemade Kefir)
  • 2 tablespoon of peanut butter
  • 1 Teaspoon of cinnamon
Oatmeal strawberry  breakfast smoothie garnished with strawberry slices and oats

How to prepare;

  • Grind the oats to a powdered state in a dry blender
  • Then add the remaining ingredients and grind for some minutes, pulse and keep grinding until smooth and creamy.

Pour into glass cups or covered opaque cups with straws for the picky eater and serve immediately.

Check out more smoothie recipes here. If you want a delicious green smoothie also check these.

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