A perfect option for those breakfast on the go mornings, this healthy and filling Blueberry Oatmeal Smoothie is an excellent way to start your day.Jump to Recipe Print Recipe
If you like the taste of oats but haven’t tried them in a smoothie yet, you need to give it a try next time you blend up your 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 smoothie taste like dessert.
But other than making your smoothie taste like dessert, one of the best things about adding oats to your smoothie is that since they are high in fiber they will make your smoothie more satisfying therefore helping to keep you full for longer. This Blueberry Oatmeal Smoothie is also packed with blueberries which are full of anti-oxidants, vitamins and minerals. I also added unsweetened coconut flakes, milk (you can use the milk product of your choice) vanilla yogurt and a touch of cinnamon and nutmeg. Depending on how sweet your blueberries are, you may need to add a bit of maple syrup or honey (or sweetener of your choice) to sweeten your smoothie.
Benefits of oats
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 fiber intake and help control your appetite. Oats can also help lower your blood sugar levels and reduce the risk of heart disease.
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. And if you want an even smoother consistency you can soak your oats in whatever liquid your making your smoothie with for about an hour or overnight before blending your smoothie. Just make sure you keep it in the refrigerator while soaking.
How to make a Blueberry Oatmeal Smoothie
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. If you like your smoothie extra creamy and cold add in a few ice cubes before blending the ingredients together. If you don’t have any blueberries around you could try this smoothy with strawberries for a delicious strawberry oatmeal smoothie! And if you prefer your smoothies green give this Pineapple Spinach Smoothie a try.
For those of you 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. Enjoy!
- 1/4 cup old-fashioned oats whole rolled oats or quick oats will work
- 1/4 cup coconut unsweetened
- 1-1/2 cups blueberries frozen or fresh
- 1 cup milk or almond, coconut, soy milk
- 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt or plain*
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup or honey, optional
- 1/2 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.