Strawberry Oatmeal Smoothie Recipe

This strawberry oatmeal smoothie recipe is the most filling smoothie recipe I have ever had. It really was “breakfast in a cup”.

The truth is, as much as I love smoothies, I always have to have something with them because I’m always hungry about 1 hour after drinking them. Even if I add extra protein powder to them. But this…. this smoothie was different. This smoothie kept me going ALL morning. In fact, I was so NOT hungry, that I forgot to eat my second meal of the day! Not too bad for this great breakfast smoothie…

Fresh bananas, starwberries and oats lay gathered next to a glass of Strawberry Oatmeal Smoothie.

This is a morning smoothie that also makes breakfast fast and portable. Plus you get all the health benefits of real food ingredients! Just pour in a cup and go! I do love my morning smoothies, and this one is my absolute favorite smoothie.

Why Add Oats?

Adding uncooked oats to a smoothie keeps you full for a really long time! You don’t need to add very much either. Even as little as 1 tablespoon will really help keep you full! The oats get ground up in the blender, but then expand in your stomach as they absorb liquid from the smoothie. So it’s a great way to have your smoothie actually fill you up instead of being hungry an hour later!

But keep in mind that these need to be rolled oats or old-fashioned oats (traditional oats). Do not use quick oats. They are highly processed and won’t fill you up as much. And if needed, opt for certified gluten-free oats.

Raw oats can also provide a variety of health benefits, including:

  1. High in fiber: Raw oats are an excellent source of both soluble and insoluble fiber, which can help promote healthy digestion, reduce constipation, and lower cholesterol levels.
  2. Lowers blood pressure: Raw oats contain a type of fiber called beta-glucan, which has been shown to help lower blood pressure levels.
  3. Boosts energy: Raw oats are a good source of complex carbs, which are slowly absorbed by the body, providing sustained energy over a longer period of time.
  4. Promotes weight loss: The high fiber content in raw oats can help you feel fuller for longer periods, reducing the urge to snack or overeat, which can aid in weight loss.
  5. Controls blood sugar: The soluble fiber in raw oats can help slow the absorption of sugar in the bloodstream, which can help manage blood sugar levels and reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes.
  6. Rich in vitamins and minerals: Raw oats contain essential vitamins and minerals such as iron, magnesium, and zinc, which can help support immune function and promote overall health.

It is important to note that while raw oats offer many health benefits, they can be difficult to digest and may cause gastrointestinal discomfort in some people. Cooking oats can make them more easily digestible and can help reduce the risk of digestive issues.

That being said, I’ve never had an issue with it. But it’s good information to have in case it turns out to be you!

An overhead shot looking down on a glass of Strawberry Oatmeal Smoothie next to some bananas, strawberries and oats.

About The Protein Powder

If you’ve read my article on protein powder, you know that there is no such thing as a truly “clean” protein powder. It just simply doesn’t exist. That being said, you’d be hard-pressed to get anybody to give up their protein powder when they find one they like. It’s kinda like coffee. Once you’re hooked, you can’t just give it up!

So instead, I recommend finding protein powders with reasonable ingredients that you actually recognize. I like the Natural Factors brand and have used it a lot in the past. The Jay Robb brand is pretty good as well. There are a small number of good-quality protein powders out there, so you’ll have to do your research and label reading. But once you find a good one, stick with it!

That being said, if you don’t want to use protein powder, you can omit it completely. And if you want a replacement, plain Greek yogurt works well.

Note: I was not paid to promote either brand. I’m just simply sharing what I have used in the past.

Need This Strawberry Oatmeal Smoothies To Be Dairy-Free?

All you have to do is switch the protein powder and avoid dairy milk. Aside from that, no dairy!

Recipe Variations

Any of the following would make a great addition to this smoothie if you so choose.

  • Coconut milk
  • Chia seeds
  • Vanilla extract
  • Greek yogurt
  • Soy milk
  • Peanut butter
  • Frozen banana instead of fresh
  • Maple syrup instead of honey
  • Veggies like spinach for a green smoothie without a change in flavor
Two bananas, three strawberries and a small pile of oats gathered on a red and white checkered tablecloth.

About The Ingredients

Ice cubes – Make sure they are made with water you would feel comfortable drinking!

Banana – The riper it is, the more your drink will taste like a banana. So use the level of ripeness in correlation with how much banana flavor you want in your smoothie.

Frozen whole strawberries – no sugar added. Fresh is fine, but you won’t get that thick frozen texture with fresh berries.

Traditional oats – These are raw, uncooked oats. (a.k.a Old Fashioned oats)

Unsweetened almond milk – or regular milk. I used almond milk because that’s what I had on hand. But you can use whatever milk you are comfortable using.

Whey protein powder – I used unflavored, but vanilla flavored will work here as well. Even chocolate flavor would put a yummy spin on things!

Honey – Add to taste. Hint: Use local honey to help with allergies! Or use any other natural sweeteners you prefer in any amount that tastes good to you.

How To Make A Strawberry Oatmeal Smoothie

A red and white checkered tablecloth lays under a gathering of bananas, strawberries and oats with a glass of Strawberry Oatmeal Smoothie in their midst.

This one is tough, ya’ll! Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Phew! That was tough!

Storing Leftovers

This will keep in the fridge for up to three days. The color may darken a bit from the banana, but that doesn’t mean it’s gone bad. It’s still perfectly fine.

To refresh your smoothie after a day or two, simply return it to the blender and add a few more ice cubes or frozen berries.

Freezing Leftovers

I love freezing smoothie leftovers because they make a delicious base for future smoothies! You can also pop them out and enjoy them for a cold, healthy treat on a hot summer day. Simply freeze them in ice cube trays and use them when you want them!

Recipe Supplies For This Strawberry Oatmeal Smoothie

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This delicious smoothie is deceptively filling. Raw oats expand in your tummy to fill you up for hours after you’ve finished your smoothie.
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Course: Breakfast, Drinks
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 5 servings
Calories: 68kcal

Equipment

  • 1 Blender

Ingredients

  • cups ice cubes
  • 1 medium banana
  • 1 cup frozen whole strawberries (no sugar added)
  • ½ cup traditional oats
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (or regular milk)
  • 2 scoops whey protein powder
  • honey (to taste)

Instructions

  • Place all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth.
    A red and white checkered tablecloth lays under a gathering of bananas, strawberries and oats with a glass of Strawberry Oatmeal Smoothie in their midst.

Notes

Please note that the nutrition data below is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible. Data does not include honey.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 68kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 70mg | Potassium: 158mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 15IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 71mg | Iron: 1mg

This recipe from the Gracious Pantry archives, originally posted on 9/16/12.

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66 Comments

  1. LOVE this breakfast smooothie. i usually hate smoothies in the morning but this one is awesme and like you said , it DOES keep me full for hours!!
    i usually use blueberries instead and coconut milk with hemp seeds or chia seeds and its amazing and nutritous!

  2. First time on the site and I love it! Thanks for all of this great email. When it comes to Whey Protein, I use Jay Robb. It is delicious and the cleanest I have seen…only about five ingredients listed (which is unheard of with protein powders) and has no sugar or cholesterol. It is sweetened with Stevia, which is an acquired taste for some but I love it. Now as far as the smoothie, I love making smoothie, but like you said, they don’t keep me full. Do you cook the oats before you put them in this smoothie? And I only have quick oats bought from the Whole Foods bulk section. Would that work?

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Kym – Do not cook the oats first. Part of the reason this fills you up is because the raw oats expand in your stomach as they absorb liquid. Jay Robb is pretty good stuff. I like them too. Quick oats are okay, but traditional oats are better. Start with what you have and if you like it, get the other oats at a later date.

  3. This is almost the exact smoothie that I have everyday for breakfast! Here’s my recipe:
    1/2 cup rolled oats
    1 banana
    2 heaped tbs of natural full fat greek yogurt (it is the only dairy I consume each day – but it is optional)
    1 scoop of 100% whey protein isolate (substitute with a vegan friendly protein powder and double amount if not using greek yogurt)
    1 heaped tsp maca powder (smells like peanut butter to me)
    1 tsp chia seeds
    2/3 cup of frozen mixed berries (blackberries, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries)
    1/2 – 1 cup of cool water (depending on the consistency you like – I like my extra thick)
    Once blended to a smooth consistency I add 2 ice cubes and blend again to keep it nice and chilled!
    It is delicious and I think I am actually addicted to it!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Amy – Sounds wonderful!

  4. Just a question.. I have a 4 and 6 year old kid. Is it ok to give this to them?
    Thanks in advance!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Julie – I don’t see why not. If you’re nervous about the raw oats, just leave them out. I’ve never heard of them causing a problem, but that doesn’t mean much as I do not have any information or training to back that up.

  5. Shawnae Groenewoud says:

    Can you leave the whey out to make it completely clean?

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Shawnae – I’m not sure what you mean…

  6. Shawnae Groenewoud says:

    Can you leave the whey protein out of the recipe since it is not technically clean?

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Shawnae – Definitely!

  7. Yuuumy! I did not add the protein powder. I did add some fresh strawberries and did use a little honey…very good…even my 10 and 12 year old loved it!!!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Sally – Fantastic! ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Cut the recipe in half. It was great. Was afraid I would be hungry really quick, but after a couple of hours and a workout I’m good. How well does it refrigerate if I make the the entire recipe and save half for the next day?

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Sabrina – You might want to give it a good shake, but it should be fine. Enjoy!

  9. Couldnt you use almond for protien

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      tifftiff – Sure! Whatever you want to use is fine. ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. If you pre make this, should you wait to put the oatmeal in until your about to eat it?

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Terra – No. You would still put it in with everything else. You are blending everything up. You don’t want any whole oats in there. Also, this won’t keep longer than a day, so I wouldn’t wait too long to drink it. Hope you enjoy it!

  11. jesus ramos says:

    I hate milk or anything that looks like milk. Can I put orange juice instead of almond milk? How will the protein powder taste with orange juice. Do you have any other recipes that are made with juice instead of milk? Thanks

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Jesus – I don’t have one with just juice, but it should work just fine. And if you’re worried about adding extra sugar, try water. It won’t be as smooth or thick, but it might work. I haven’t tried it myself, so if you do, let me know how it turns out.

  12. Mary Pat Filer says:

    Wow! Just made this smoothie, DELISH!!!! LOVE IT WILL BE MAKING THIS AGAIN ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Mary Pat – I’m so happy you enjoyed it! ๐Ÿ˜€

  13. Inga Dawn says:

    Can you give me an estimate about the amount of calories in this smoothie? Thanks.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Inga – You would have to enter it into a recipe calculator online. MyFitnessPal.com has a very easy one to use.

  14. Is the oatmeal “chunky” when you drink the smoothie?

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Debbie – Not if you blend it well enough. It will depend on the speed/strength of your blender.

  15. I blend the oats into a powder first and then add the remaining ingredients. Love these! I have been experimenting with all kinds of fruits and ingredients. Saw one with peanut butter and bananas. Going to try that next.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Sharon – Great idea! And yes, peanut butter and bananas are an amazing combo!!

  16. Hello. I’m confused . . . if there is whey protein powder, let alone almond milk, in this recipe, how can there be only one gram of protein per the nutritional information? Thank you.

    1. Babs – I think because the end result is 5 servings. But as it says on the recipe data, the data isn’t exact. The protein count can also change based on which protein powder you use. These are just ballpark figures.