Perfect for a quick and easy breakfast, this recipe for a healthy and filling Blueberry Oatmeal Smoothie can be made with fresh or frozen blueberries and is an excellent way to start your day.
If you like the taste of oats but haven't tried them in a smoothie yet, I suggest you give it a try next time you make a smoothie. I bet you'll be pleasantly surprised by the taste.
The last thing I expected is that it would taste like blueberry pie. But that’s exactly what I thought when I took my first sips of this Blueberry Oatmeal Smoothie.
The oats and coconut with the addition of vanilla flavoured yogurt, ground cinnamon and nutmeg make this oatmeal smoothie taste like dessert.
Oats don't only make this smoothie delicious but it also makes it healthier. Did you know that oats are a gluten-free whole grain cereal and are high in fiber, vitamins and antioxidants?
Including oats in your diet is a good way to increase your fibre intake and help control your appetite. Oats can also help lower your blood sugar levels and reduce the risk of heart disease.
This oatmeal smoothie is also packed with blueberries which are full of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. I also added unsweetened coconut flakes, milk (you can use the milk product of your choice), yogurt and a touch of cinnamon and nutmeg.
How to Add Oats to Smoothies
If you have a high powered blender you can grind your oats right before you make your smoothie, just make sure they are ground to a fine consistency. If your blender can't grind them properly, you can use a spice grinder, I find it perfect for small amounts of oats as it can grind them to a fine powder.
If you want an even smoother consistency you can soak your oats in the milk you're making your smoothie with for about an hour before blending.
And if you know you're going to have a smoothie for breakfast, you can soak the oats overnight in the refrigerator.
How to make a Blueberry Oat Smoothie
Filling smoothies made with oats are one of my favourite quick breakfast options. This recipe is easy and offers lots of flexibility with the ingredients.
If you're looking to make a vegan smoothie, use your favourite dairy-free milk and yogurt alternatives.
- Old-fashioned oats. Whole rolled oats or quick oats will also work.
- Coconut. I prefer to use unsweetened coconut so I can control the amount of sugar in the smoothie.
- Blueberries. You can use frozen or fresh blueberries.
- Milk. Dairy, almond, coconut or soy milk are all good options.
- Vanilla yogurt. You can also use plain yogurt and just add a teaspoon of vanilla extract.
- Maple syrup. You can also use honey or sweetener of choice.
- Ground cinnamon and a pinch of ground nutmeg. The nutmeg is optional but I do love it in this smoothie.
For those not fond of bananas in smoothies (that's me), you'll be happy to know this blueberry smoothie recipe doesn't include any. The oats, coconut and yogurt help make this smoothie thick without any bananas.
To save time and an extra step, I like to grind the coconut along with the oats to a fine consistency before adding the remainder of the ingredients to the blender jar.
Depending on how sweet your blueberries are, you may need to add a touch of maple syrup or sweetener of your choice to sweeten your smoothie.
If you like your smoothie extra creamy and cold add in a few ice cubes before blending the ingredients together.
Oat Smoothie Variations:
If you don't have any fresh or frozen blueberries you could try this smoothy with strawberries for a delicious strawberry oatmeal smoothie! You can also use a combination of berries for a berry oatmeal smoothie.
If you want to make this smoothie without yogurt, you could leave it out, though you may find the smoothie isn't thick enough. If that's the case, you could always add a banana.
In case you like to add greens to your smoothie, feel free to add one cup of fresh kale or spinach to the ingredients. And if you prefer your smoothies green make sure to give this Pineapple Spinach Smoothie a try!
Calories in this Smoothie:
This Blueberry Oatmeal Smoothie will make approximately three servings, each serving contains about 194 calories.
More Smoothie Recipes
Blueberry Oatmeal Smoothie
- ¼ cup old-fashioned oats whole rolled oats or quick oats will work
- ¼ cup coconut unsweetened
- 1-½ cups blueberries frozen or fresh
- 1 cup milk or almond, coconut, soy milk
- ½ cup vanilla yogurt or plain*
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup or honey, optional
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- pinch ground nutmeg optional
- 4-5 cubes of ice for an extra cold smoothie optional
- Add oats and coconut flakes to blender. Pulse until oats and coconut are finely ground.
- Add blueberries, milk, yogurt, maple syrup, cinnamon, nutmeg and ice. Blend until smooth.
- Serve immediately.
- If using plain yogurt, add 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract to the smoothie.
- If using steel cut oats, you'll need to cook them and let them cool before using in a smoothie.
This post was originally published in January 2019. It has been updated with new content but the recipe remains unchanged.