Creamy, and incredibly tasty, this Strawberry Oatmeal Smoothie is a perfect morning treat. It’s sweet and filled with fruity freshness. Packed with all the essential nutrients and immune-boosting vitamin C, and made without added sugars, it’s an ideal combination of delicious and healthy.
Summer is in full swing, and it’s a peak season for sweet strawberries. You can find them in every store and on the markets. They will be in season until the end of August, and my plan is to enjoy them as much as I can. I suggest you do the same.
This Strawberry Oatmeal Smoothie is a perfect Summer smoothie, loaded with fruity flavors, and sweetness. It’s creamy, dreamy, and so delicious! I bet your whole family’s gonna love this strawberry smoothie. Plus, it has added sugars, which makes this strawberry smoothie the ideal smoothie for weight loss.
Why should you try it?
- It’s extra delicious. Thick, creamy, fruity. Extra smooth but so light.
- It’s packed with essential nutrients, especially fibers, and powerful antioxidants from strawberries and oats.
- It’s quite filling and nutritious.
- It’s loaded with immune-boosting Vitamin C.
- It’s made with wholesome ingredients, and without added sugars.
- It’s vegan, darir-free and gluten-free.
- It’s super easy to whip up plus kids love it!
For this beautiful strawberry breakfast smoothie recipe, you will need only a few simple pantry ingredients.
- Milk of choice. I used oat milk, but any non-dairy milk such as almond, cashew, or soy milk. Cow’s milk is ok too, while coconut milk won’t work well here. It dosn’t pair well with other flavors.
- Strawberries. Strawberries are delightful low-calorie fruit. they are loaded with vitamin C – powerful immune-boosting antioxidant. Strawberries have many health benefits – I love them because they reduce inflammation and keep our gut and heart-healthy (1). For this smoothie, I used fresh strawberries, but frozen will work fine too.
- Oats. It might seem odd to add oats in a smoothie, but oats are a great addition to smoothies. They make smoothie creamy and thick, but oats also add up many nutrients. Oats are an excellent source of fiber, especially beta-glucan, a type of soluble fiber responsible for keeping our heart healthy. It also supports the growth of good bacteria in our digestive tract, which is essential for our overall health. They are a great source of energy and fullness.
- Banana. The riper the better for natural sweetness. And for an extra creamy texture, you can use frozen banana. See “Recipe tips” for more info.
- Almond Butter. I added almond butter because I wanted to make smoothie complete and more nutritious. Almond butter is packed with healthy monounsaturated fats, fibers, proteins, and many essential minerals and vitamins.
- Maca powder. Maca is a superfood known to boost mood, energy, and stamina. It contains many vitamins, minerals, amino acids. It’s loaded with powerful antioxidants and a great addition to anything, from energy balls and brownies to smoothies and hot drinks. Maca is optional here, but I suggest not to skip it.
- Vanillla extract.
- Sweetener (optional). See “Recipe tips” for recommendations.
How to make Strawberry Oatmeal Smoothie
Making this oatmeal strawberry smoothie is quite easy. It will take you 5 minutes and all you need is a good blender.
- Start with preparing and measuring all the ingredients. I like to use measuring cups.
- Take the blender and add all ingredients. Note: add wet ingredients first for easier blending.
- Mix everything at high speed until you get a smooth silky texture.
- If the smoothie is too thick, add a little more liquid – milk or water. Blend again until everything is well combined.
- Taste the smoothie and add additional sweetener if the smoothie is not sweet enough to your taste. (See “Recipe tips” section for sweetener recommendation)
- Transfer the smoothie into a smoothie glass.
- ADD TOPPINGS: I used goji berries and bee pollen. Be creative here and add toppings you like.
- Serve and enjoy!
- Makes 1 serving that serves 1 person as a full meal, or 2 servings as a snack.
- You can use rolled oats or quick oats here. Both are equally good.
- You can use any plant-based milk here except coconut milk. Coconut milk won’t work well here. Cow’s milk is fine.
- You can substitute almond butter with peanut butter or cashew butter. Tahini works well too.
- Make it without banana: Substitute banana with ½ avocado. It will make smoothie extra creamy. Note: in this case you will need to add extra sweetener. Banana is added for creamines but also for natural sweetness.
- Make it keto-friendly: Use ½ avocado instead of banana. Add in 1 teaspoon of MCD oil or coconut oil if desired. Add any low-carb sweetener for sweetness.
- Make it weight loss friendly: Use only ½ banana to cut down calories.
- Make it protein-packed: Add a scoop of protein powder. This will transfer smoothie into a great protein-packed, post-workout shake. I reccomend unflavord protein powder or vanilla flavored.
- Make it gluten-free: Use certified gluten-free oats.
Tips for storing
- Store in a glass jar with a lid or shaker and keep refrigerated for up to one day.
- If you left smoothie standing too long oats will soak up the moisture and make smoothie extra thick. In that case just add a bit of liquid – milk or water and stir or shake it.
- Remember, all smoothies oxidate when left standing. That’s not bad. But to reap all benefits from ingredients, it’s best to have the smoothie freshly made.
- When adding ingredients to a blender, always add the liquids first. Doing this will help your blender run easily and this will prevent making lumps.
- Use a high-power blender to ensure everything blends well and the smoothie is silky smooth.
- Frozen strawberries are the best for making this smoothie. They blend into a thick very refreshing drink that gives you a cold punch. It feels like having ice cream and sometimes it’s so thick you can eat it with the spoon.
- If you don’t have frozen strawberries at hand, just pop the fresh ones in the freezer for at least 1 hour.
- If you are using frozen banana, this will make smoothie extra thick and even hard to mix. In that case, add a little more milk when blending and adjust thickness to your likings.
- Additional sweetener recommendation:
- I recommend using 1-2 dates, date syrup, raw honey or maple syrup, stevia, or any low-carb sweetener. This is totally based on your preference.
- If you are using dates, make sure you soak them in warm water for at least 10 minutes. Drain them before using them.
This Strawberry Oatmeal Smoothie is a real treat. Creamy, thick, and delicious. But it’s more than just that. It’s a well-balanced, highly nutritious healthy drink packed with gut-healthy fibers, Omega-3s, and proteins. It’s a perfect healthy breakfast: immune-boosting, brain-boosting, and energizing.
Strawberry Oatmeal Smoothie
Sweet, creamy and packed with freshness, this Strawberry Oatmeal Smoothie is perfect breakfast smoothie. It’s so delicious and healthy, made without any added sugars!
Add all ingredients in the blender. Note: add wet ingredients first for easier blending.
Mix everything at high speed until you get a smooth silky texture.
If the smoothie is too thick, add a little more liquid – milk or water. Blend again until everything is well combined.
Taste the smoothie and add additional sweetener if the smoothie is not sweet enough to your taste. (See “Recipe tips” section for sweetener recommendation)
Transfer the smoothie into a smoothie glass.
ADD TOPPINGS: I used goji berries and bee pollen. Be creative here and add toppings you like.
Serve and enjoy!
As a measure, I used US cup (240ml). Nutrition values are calculated without added toppings.
- You can use rolled oats or quick oats here. Both are equally good.
- Substitute almond butter with peanut butter, cashew batter, or tahini.
- You can use any plant-based milk here except coconut milk. Cow’s milk is ok too.
MAKE IT GLUTEN-FREE: Make sure you use certified gluten-free oats.
Store in a glass jar with a lid or shaker and keep refrigerated for up to one day.
Serving: 1serving | Calories: 481kcal | Carbohydrates: 84g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 118mg | Potassium: 1114mg | Fiber: 14g | Sugar: 43g | Vitamin A: 568IU | Vitamin C: 97mg | Calcium: 474mg | Iron: 5mg
This post is originally published in August 2020. It’s updated with new information and republished in August 2021. The recipe stayed the same.