Our favorite Oat Smoothies: Apple Pie, Berries, Peanut Butter and Banana, and Pineapple and Kale Oat Smoothies
Oat Smoothies

The Quest for the Best (Summer Breakfast)

We’re super pleased with ourselves right now, because we just completed an epic quest. No, we haven’t climbed a mountain or finished a marathon in the desert. This quest was something we knew we could actually achieve. We set out to create the best summer breakfast using oats, of course.

Our quest started as all important quests do – with a list.

We wanted something cold and refreshing. It’s already hot when we wake up, and it’ll only get hotter, so eating a warm breakfast is a hard no.

We wanted something filling. Why bother with breakfast if it doesn’t keep us full for very long? We don’t want to be looking for a snack an hour after our first meal. And what fills us up? That’s right – our friend fiber.

We wanted something to fuel us up for a busy day. We’re busy with summer activities. Our bodies need to fuel up with protein!

And, we definitely need to just grab-and-go. We’ve got stuff to do – mountains to climb! Something we can make quickly and take with us is a must.

By this point it was obvious the ultimate summer breakfast was going to be a smoothie. Now for the fun part – crafting the perfect combination of flavors and textures!

We used rolled oats, yogurt, honey and milk to make an awesome base, then, we let our imaginations run wild. We ended up creating four unique and delicious smoothies that met all our criteria for summery breakfast bliss!

How did we do?

Refreshing? Check! Using frozen fruit makes these smoothies delightfully cool and refreshing; totally worth waking up for on a sweltering hot morning.

Filling? Check! The oats in the smoothie base give you a blast of fiber, which will keep you feeling full for longer.

Boost of protein? Check! When combined with milk, oats provide a complete protein! Of course, you can use a non-dairy milk if you want. Even without dairy, oats still have an amino acid score of 86/100. The higher a food’s amino acid score, the higher quality protein it provides.

And last but absolutely not least: grab-and-go? Check and check! You can easily make these smoothies in about five minutes. They’re as grab-and-go as grab-and-go gets – perfect for your busy schedule.

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Oat Smoothies

Healthy breakfast smoothies made with oats are delicious, satisfying and filling. Give your busy mornings a boost with a fiber- and protein-packed smoothie that you can drink on the go! Here are four of our favorites:
Course Breakfasts
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1

Ingredients

Berry and Oat Smoothie

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats (125 ml)
  • 1 cup milk (dairy or non-dairy) (250 ml)
  • 1 Tbsp honey or agave (15 ml)
  • 1/4 cup vanilla yogurt (60 ml)
  • 1 cup frozen berries (strawberry, raspberry, blueberry or blackberry) (250 ml)

Pineapple and Kale Oat Smoothie

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats (125 ml)
  • 1 cup milk (dairy or non-dairy) (250 ml)
  • 1 Tbsp honey or agave (15 ml)
  • 1/4 cup vanilla yogurt (60 ml)
  • 1 cup frozen pineapple chunks (250 ml)
  • 1 cup (250 ml) baby kale (packed)

Peanut Butter and Banana Oat Smoothie

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats (125 ml)
  • 1 cup milk (dairy or non-dairy) (250 ml)
  • 1 Tbsp honey or agave (15 ml)
  • 1/4 cup vanilla yogurt (60 ml)
  • 1 med-large banana, sliced and frozen
  • 1 Tbsp peanut butter (15 ml)

Apple Pie Oat Smoothie

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats (125 ml)
  • 1 cup milk (dairy or non-dairy) (250 ml)
  • 1 Tbsp honey or agave (15 ml)
  • 1/4 cup vanilla yogurt (60 ml)
  • 6 cubes frozen unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon or apple pie spice (1 ml)
  • Tip: freeze applesauce in ice cube trays and store in plastic freezer bags until ready to use. Each cube is approximately 2 Tbsp.

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a blender.
  2. Cover tightly and pulse to chop fruit, then puree until smooth.
  3. Taste and adjust sweetener, if necessary.
  4. Serve immediately. (Note: smoothies will thicken on standing.)

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