5-Minute Breakfast Smoothie with Rolled Oatmeal « Clean & Delicious

This 5-Minute Breakfast Smoothie is made with rolled oatmeal, frozen bananas, peanut butter, and almond milk! Want to bump up the protein? Add a scoop of your favorite protein powder and enjoy! Quick, healthy, and delicious – it’s the perfect recipe for a busy morning.

Breakfast smoothie in a glass with a straw garnished with oats and cinnamon.

When you need something quick and healthy that tastes great, this deliciously creamy breakfast smoothie is the perfect solution! It’s a great way to set yourself up for the day and build upon healthy habits. Simply, blend rolled oats, naturally sweet bananas, peanut butter, and almond milk.

Prefer a higher protein meal (like myself!), no problem! Add in a scoop of high-quality protein powder as well! Perfect for busy mornings and also great as a pre or post-workout meal – it tastes just like a peanut butter oatmeal cookie – in smoothie form.

Smoothies are great year-round! There are so many different flavor variations and they’re so convenient to make. After you give this breakfast smoothie with oats a try, mix up some of our other breakfast smoothie recipes! This Blueberry Banana Cauliflower Smoothie, this Chocolate Protein Shake, and this classic Strawberry Banana Smoothie are ones that you can’t miss!

Ingredients needed

This easy, nutritious breakfast smoothie recipe is made with just 5 key ingredients that you might already have in your fridge and pantry. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Rolled oats: Thickens the smoothie and helps to create a rich and hearty smoothie that is filling and satisfying.
  • Frozen banana: While an unfrozen banana will work, frozen is best to keep your smoothie cold, creamy, and thick. Use an extra ripe banana with brown spots for extra sweetness. Be sure to freeze your banana without the peel!
  • Peanut butter: I recommend natural peanut butter for a higher quality option. The only ingredient on the label should be peanuts or peanuts and salt if you like your nut butter salted.
  • Milk: You can use any type of milk you have on hand or prefer. Oat milk, almond milk, cow’s milk… they all work! Start with 1/2 cup and then add more as needed, so the thickness is to your liking.
  • Cinnamon: Adds a boost of warm, cozy flavor that complements the banana and oats perfectly.

Pro tip: Make this smoothie without the frozen banana by subbing 1 cup of frozen mango. It will change the flavor a bit, but will still taste delish! Another option is to use 1 cup of frozen cauliflower. It’s completely flavorless but will make your smoothie thick and creamy.

Banana on a plate near oats, milk, peanut butter and protein powder in small bowls.

Optional add-ins for extra nutrition

Like all of my Clean & Delicious smoothies, this recipe is versatile and filled with real, whole ingredients. Feel free to make small changes and use ingredients that you like best, or have available. Here are some ideas for mixing in extras to increase the protein, healthy fats, and/or vitamins and minerals:

  • Protein powder: Add a scoop of your favorite protein powder. While this is optional, I do recommend it! Protein helps to support muscle health and can keep you feeling satiated for longer periods. I love whey protein powder as it’s super creamy but feel free to use a plant-based or collagen protein as well.
  • Greek yogurt: Another easy way to add more protein without using protein powder. Plus, it makes your smoothie super creamy. You can even use different flavors, just be sure to look for a low-sugar yogurt like Siggi’s. Add 1/4 to 1/2 cup, or as much as you prefer.
  • Cottage cheese: Similar to Greek yogurt, cottage cheese adds extra protein and lots of creaminess. Don’t worry if you’re not a fan of cottage cheese, once it’s blended you can’t even tell it’s cottage cheese. Add 1/4 to 1/2 cup, or as much as you prefer.
  • Hemp seeds: Add a 1/2 to 1 tbsp for plant-based protein, healthy fats, omegas, and minerals.
  • Chia seeds: Blend in a 1/2 to 1 tbsp for a boost of healthy fats and fiber.
  • Spinach: To get more veggies into your diet, add a handful of baby spinach leaves. It changes the color of your smoothie but you’ll never be able to taste it.

How to make this recipe

In just 5 minutes you’ll be sipping on a refreshing, tasty shake that is good for you too! I love this as a super quick breakfast idea or as a pre or post workout meal. Here’s how to make it:

  1. Blend oats: Add oats to a blender and blend for 10 seconds or until the oats are broken down to a powder.
  2. Add all other ingredients: Add the frozen banana, peanut butter, almond milk, and cinnamon to the blender. If using protein powder, add this in as well.
  1. Mix and serve: Blend for 30 seconds or until everything is well combined and you have a thick and creamy oatmeal smoothie. Serve and enjoy.
Breakfast smoothie in a glass near banana slices and rolled oats.

Expert tips

  • High-powered blender: To easily break down all of the ingredients and make a creamy, well-blended smoothie, use a high-powered blender such as Blendtec, Vitamix, or Ninja.
  • Use frozen fruit: For a thick, cold and creamy drink, it’s always best to use frozen fruit. It’s much better than adding in ice. Ice doesn’t blend as well and can decrease the fruit flavor.
  • Blending: To fully incorporate all of the ingredients, start with the blender on low speed, then gradually increase it to high speed, then move it back to low speed to finish.
  • Make ahead: You can pour your smoothie into an ice cube tray and freeze for a few hours, overnight, or longer. When you’re ready, thaw in the fridge for about 1 hour, then transfer the cubes to the blender, add a bit of extra milk (start with just a splash, you can always add more as needed) and blend, then enjoy.

Variations

  • Nut butter: Use almond butter, cashew butter or sunflower seed butter, instead of peanut butter.
  • Fruit: Change up the fruit depending on what you’re craving! About 1 cup of any frozen fruit will be delicious. You can still add in about 1/2 of the banana or omit the banana. We love berries, mango, peaches, pineapple and cherries.
  • Milk: Any milk works, but unsweetened almond milk will keep the calories and fat low, and also make this vegan and dairy free. In addition, it has a neutral taste. Other great options are unsweetened cashew milk, unsweetened oat milk, or use cow’s milk to increase the protein.
Top view of an oatmeal smoothie topped with a sprinkle of oats and cinnamon.

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Breakfast smoothie in a glass with a straw garnished with oats and cinnamon.

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5-Minute Breakfast Smoothie with Rolled Oatmeal

This 5-Minute Breakfast Smoothie is made with rolled oatmeal, frozen bananas, peanut butter, and almond milk! Want to bump up the protein? Add a scoop of your favorite protein powder and enjoy! Quick, healthy, and delicious – it’s the perfect recipe for a busy morning.

Course: BREAKFAST, protein shakes + smoothies

Cuisine: American

Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan

Prep Time5 minutes

Total Time5 minutes

Servings: 1 smoothie

Calories: 297kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup 20 grams rolled oats
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 tablespoon natural peanut butter
  • 1/2-3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • *Optional: 1 scoop about 28 grams vanilla protein powder

Instructions

  • Add oats to a blender and blend for 10 seconds or until the oats are broken down to a powder.

  • Add the frozen banana, peanut butter, almond milk, and cinnamon to the blender. If using protein powder, add this in as well.

  • Blend for 30 seconds or until everything is well combined and you have a thick and creamy oatmeal smoothie. Serve and enjoy.

Notes

Nutritional information calculated without protein powder.

Nutrition

Serving: 1smoothie | Calories: 297kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 234mg | Potassium: 590mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 78IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 184mg | Iron: 2mg

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