Strawberry Banana Oatmeal Smoothie

Oats are perfect when you need a healthy, filling breakfast that will keep you going till lunch. This Strawberry Banana Oatmeal Smoothie recipe is a breakfast that’s full of protein, vitamin C, fiber, and those good carbs.

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strawberry banana oatmeal smoothie in a glass.

Why we love this recipe

Oats for breakfast are a staple, but when the weather starts to warm up we just don’t crave a hot meal in the morning. This smoothie recipe is an easy, cool, and refreshingly delicious way to have my oatmeal during the summer months.

This gluten-free, healthy breakfast smoothie is the ultimate choice for hectic mornings. Just blend and pour and you’re out the door.

a glass of strawberry banana breakfast smoothie on a tray.

Ingredients

  • oats – use either quick oats or old-fashioned oats. They both have a mild, nutty flavor that complements the rest of the smoothie ingredients.
  • Greek yogurt – besides adding a silky, creamy texture, Greek yogurt also brings a good boost of protein, calcium, and beneficial probiotics. We use plain yogurt to avoid any artificial sweeteners.
  • milk – use dairy milk or plant-based milks such as almond milk, soy milk, or coconut milk.
  • water – we like using filtered water from our handy Propur.
  • strawberries  – any berries work in this recipe, like blueberries, blackberries, or raspberries for example – fresh or frozen.
  • banana – a ripe banana is perfect for added sweetness.

Equipment

  • blender – a high-speed blender such as a Vitamix or Blendtec is the top choice for smoothies but a bullet blender works fine too. Just be sure not to overload a smaller blender.
  • large drinking glasses – we like to drink from a bigger-sized cup. Or use a great travel cup like a Stanely tumbler if we’re on the go.
recipe ingredients on a counter.

Instructions

Step 1

First, add the Greek yogurt, milk, water, and oats to the blender and blend until they are broken down and the mixture looks like frothy oat milk.

oats and water blended in a cup.

Step 2

Next, toss in the remaining ingredients – the strawberries and banana – into the blender.

ingredients in a blender jar.

Step 3

Blend until you reach your desired consistency.

Add more milk or water if you find it to be too thick.

Pour the mixture into 2 glasses and enjoy.

a blended mixture in a blender jar.

Expert tip

When you have a few brown bananas, peel them, break in half, and pop them into a freezer bag. Be sure to remove as much air as possible to prevent any freezer burn.

Store the bag in the freezer for up to 6 months. Use these frozen bananas for not only smoothies but baked goods, like Banana Protein Muffins, or other frosty treats such as Banana Nice Cream.

a tray with a glass of strawberry banana oatmeal smoothie.

Recipe variations

  • Supercharge the protein in this smoothie by adding protein powder! We recommend a clean product like Ora protein powder that doesn’t have any artificial ingredients. Boost the protein even more by sprinkling a tablespoon of chia seeds on top!
  • Make it a green smoothie and toss in a handful of spinach or kale and get the health benefits of those leafy greens.
  • Drizzle in a teaspoon of vanilla extract to make this recipe taste just like a milkshake.

Serving suggestions

  • Pour it into a mason jar with a lid for a rustic and trendy presentation. They also work well for traveling with you on the go.
  • Turn this recipe into a smoothie bowl by pouring it into a bowl instead of a glass. Top it with various toppings like fresh fruits, nuts, seeds, and a handful of granola for added flavor and texture.

FAQS

Can I use flavored instant oatmeal packets in a smoothie?

Unfortunately, most of the premade products contain artificial sweeteners and flavorings, so we recommend using plain oats and adding your own sweetener with the addition of fresh fruit. You could also add a drizzle of honey or maple syrup if you wanted a tad more sweetness.

Can I customize my breakfast smoothie based on dietary preferences or restrictions?

For sure! You can quickly source out gluten-free oats by checking the label that it reads certified gluten-free. If you want a dairy-free vegan option, replace the Greek yogurt with a thick and creamy coconut yogurt or cashew yogurt.

Storage

This smoothie tastes best when enjoyed right away but it can be stored in the fridge for up to 1 day in a sealed container.

Shake it really well before drinking. Using a really good shaker cup, like a blender bottle, makes this task much easier!

overhead image of strawberry banana oatmeal smoothie.

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**This recipe was originally posted on April 30, 2014, updated on August 15, 2019, and updated again on May 28, 2023.**

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a glass of strawberry banana smoothie.

Strawberry Banana Oatmeal Smoothie

Sharon Rhodes
Oats are perfect when you need a healthy, filling breakfast that will keep you going till lunch. This Strawberry Banana Oatmeal Smoothie recipe is a breakfast that's full of protein, vitamin C, fiber, and those good carbs.
5 from 35 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
0 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Breakfast, Smoothie, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 2
Calories 242 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Add the Greek yogurt, milk, and water along with the oats to the blender. Blend until the oats have broken down and the mixture is frothy.
  • Add the strawberries and banana to the mixture and blend again until smooth. Add more water if the mixture is too thick.
  • Pour into glasses and enjoy.

Video

Notes

Storage

This smoothie tastes best when enjoyed right away but it can be stored in the fridge for up to 1 day in a sealed container.
Shake it really well before drinking. Using a really good shaker cup, like a blender bottle, makes this task much easier!

Nutrition

Calories: 242kcalCarbohydrates: 43gProtein: 11gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 49mgPotassium: 667mgFiber: 6gSugar: 19gVitamin A: 156IUVitamin C: 90mgCalcium: 170mgIron: 2mg
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11 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Hi Sharon
    I am a smoothie lover and always looking for new ideas.Your recipe inspires me to have this yummy and satisfying smoothie tomorrow for breakfast! Thanks for sharing! I often use my home made non diary milks for smoothies. Hemp milk is one of my favourites as it’s so easy to make and creamy.

  2. Creamy Smoothie!! Great recipe. Strawberry Banana Breakfast Smoothie is great for healthy living.

  3. Strawberry and banana is the best combo! I also buy those same frozen berries at my local store!

    1. Isn’t it funny when you see your brands on other blogs? I saw a dish that you had on your site that I have too! 🙂 We probably bought it at the same store.

  4. My supermarket has only just started stocking organic berries. I have been stocking up like mad! This smoothie looks like the perfect combination to me, although I may not be able to resist throwing in a handful of spinach or kale, I’m so used to green smoothies these days. Hope you are having a great week Sharon 🙂

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