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Banana Oat Smoothie Recipe


Power your mornings with protein and vitamins. This Banana Oat Smoothie recipe will fuel you through your day. 

It’s a quick and easy breakfast idea that you can make to enjoy at home or on the go!

With raw oatmeal, sweet banana and Greek yogurt, this easy smoothie is not only delicious but filling too!

Banana oats smoothie or milkshake in glass mason jars on a gray stone background.

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This Banana Smoothie Recipe with Oats was originally posted May 3, 2012. I’ve updated the images and recipe instructions to make it easier to follow.

Filling Banana Oat Smoothie

How yummy does this Banana Oat Smoothie look? And it’s a perfect way to start the day as we head back to school.

I probably shouldn’t admit this, but I totally just had to look up how to spell banana.

All I could hear while writing it was Gwen’s voice spelling it but I heard far too many n’s. Dang.

How am I going to be able to help my kids with their homework if I can’t even spell banana?

I eat about 3 bananas a year, on average. They are not my favorite fruit by any means. But something about this recipe made me want to try it.

And I’ve been trying to get off the ‘Tarts. Brown Sugar Cinnamon Pop-Tarts have always been my weakness and I attribute many a cellulite dimple to them.  

This smoothie recipe with banana and oats is delicious and super satisfying. It’s also a little bit more healthy than the other way I like my bananas: Caramel Banana Bites.

Can I put raw oats in a smoothie

If you haven’t ever put raw oats in your smoothie, you’re missing out!

Smoothies can be made all different ways. Raw oats can definitely be put in a smoothie!

Is it good to put oatmeal in a smoothie

I think it’s good to put oatmeal in a smoothie. Oats are rich in antioxidants and fiber. Plus they are a great way to make a smoothie more filling!

Often I make a smoothie and find that I am hungry again right away. But when I add oats, it keeps me full, longer.

And sometimes I make Bruleed Oatmeal, but I feel like this smoothie is a better breakfast option in the long run…

Ingredients for a banana oatmeal smoothie.

How to make a Banana Oatmeal Smoothie

There is little to no prep to make this banana and oat smoothie. And as you get comfortable with your measurements you can put it together even more quickly.  

As I am a terrible judge of well, most guesstimations, I will continue to use a measuring cup to make sure I am not adding unnecessary calories.

Scroll down for the printable recipe card with full measurements and instructions.


  • 1 bananananananana
  • oatmeal (uncooked – not quick cooking)
  • plain nonfat yogurt
  • vanilla soymilk, or other milk alternative
  • honey, optional
  • cinnamon

I used a fresh banana, but you can also use one that has been frozen into slices to make this smoothie a little more frosty.

I used Greek yogurt because I like the amount of protein it has. But if you are trying to make this non-dairy, just skip it and add some protein powder instead.

If you make that swap, you may need to add a little more milk or some water for a better consistency.

Use any milk or milk alternative that you like. Lately I’ve been using almond milk so that is typically what I put in but soy milk is how I first made this.

I don’t enjoy sweet drinks so I usually skip the honey. But if you need to sweeten this up (for yourself or the kids) use honey. It’s a natural sweetener.

And the cinnamon is the perfect finishing touch. But you can leave it off if you prefer (although it also has some health benefits) or change it up!

Woman putting a banana in a blender and preparing a delicious healthy smoothie in her kitchen.


The banana does not really need to be chopped up, but I like to break it up into at least a few chunks so that it will blend well.  

Add your banana, raw oats, yogurt, milk, honey and cinnamon to the blender and get to whirring.  

I usually use my Ninja Blender because it is super powerful and breaks up the oats really well. But I’ve also made this in my Magic Bullet and it did the job.

Banana oats smoothie or milkshake in glass mason jars on a gray stone background.

Dress up your smoothie

I love that smoothies can be so free form. I like to throw in some chia seeds, hemp seeds and even cocoa nibs once in a while.

Sometimes I’ll put them in before I mix everything. Sometimes I like to just add it to the top.

I’ve added unsweetened cocoa powder to this banana smoothie recipe. Delicious!

I’ve swapped the soymilk for orange juice and added a dash of vanilla – hello creamsicle.  

I’ve also added strawberries to change-up the flavor and added other spices, like nutmeg, for a match made in heaven.  

Banana oatmeal smoothie in a ringed glass on a blue striped tray with a colorful napkin.

If you came over from Pinterest you may have seen this image! This was from the original post. I thought I’d leave it in here for old time’s sake.

Are you for or against oats in your smoothie?

Depending on how long you blend it, your oatmeal will either be pretty darn smooth or a little bit chewier.

I find that this smoothie keeps me full and I feel good about what I am putting in my body.  

Then I only have the rest of the day to worry about screwing up my diet. Believe me. I can be the world’s worst eater. We’re talking cupcakes for breakfast, lunch, and snack with a grilled cheese dinner.  

Now THAT’S bananas.

Have bananas that are on the verge of going bad?? You should definitely try Baked Bananas with Brown Sugar.

More Breakfast Ideas

Huge fan of breakfast? Me too! Here are some more ideas for you: 

Supplies to make this smoothie

Printable recipe

Banana Oatmeal Smoothies in glasses with oats sprinkled around, mint garnish and blue straw with stars on it.

Banana Oat Smoothie

This Banana Oat Smoothie makes the perfect breakfast that you can drink at home or on the go. With bananas, yogurt and raw oatmeal it will fill you up and power you through your morning. 
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1
Calories: 325kcal


  • 1 banana
  • 1/4 cup oatmeal uncooked – not quick cooking
  • 1/2 cup plain nonfat yogurt
  • 1/2 cup vanilla soymilk
  • a squeeze of honey to taste
  • dash or two of cinnamon


  • Place the banana, yogurt, milk, and raw oatmeal in the blender
  • Add honey to taste, optional.
  • Pulse on medium speed until completely blended.
  • Pour into a glass and add a dash of cinnamon for taste.


I generally skip the honey! Banana helps to add sweetness.


Serving: 1Servings | Calories: 325kcal | Carbohydrates: 66g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 139mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 44g
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  1. Why oatmeal uncooked – not quick cooking?

  2. sara sears says:

    Oh yeah I am gonna have to try this!

    1. Sharon Garofalow says:

      Do it! It is soooo good! And way better for you than a toaster strudel…:)

  3. Sharon, you are HILARIOUS! I love it and really enjoyed reading this. It was almost better than the recipe :) Your photos look great too! xo

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