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This Frozen Banana Oat Smoothie is thick, creamy, and full of nutritious ingredients. It takes just minutes to whip up and tastes like banana bread, in drink form!
This post is sponsored by Blue Diamond Almond Breeze Almondmilk.
Banana-anything holds a special place in my heart. From this banana bread granola to this banana caramel french toast bake, I love it all. It also helps that my kitchen is practically stocked with bananas every day of the week.
The hubster eats a banana just about every day, yet he only likes them when there are no brown spots on the peel. I try to tell him that even if it gets a little brown, the banana inside is still ripe and sweet, but he just doesn’t like that.
And that actually works out to my advantage, because then I can use all of the spotty brown ones for baking.
So when we had a few bananas sitting on the counter last week, I decided to incorporate them into this delicious banana and oat smoothie.
This drink is thick, creamy, and full of nutritious ingredients. It takes just minutes to whip up and tastes like the classic bread, in drink form!
Banana Oat Smoothie Ingredients
If you love smoothies and banana bread, then this healthy smoothie recipe was made for you. It combines the sweet taste of bananas and has a thick, creamy texture from the oats and Greek yogurt.
It’s also full of protein, which means this smoothie will keep you going all day long.
Here’s what you’ll need to make the frozen banana and oat smoothie:
- Frozen bananas
- Plain Greek yogurt
- Almond Breeze Almondmilk Original Unsweetened
- Old-fashioned oats
- Vanilla bean paste (or extract)
- Ground cinnamon and nutmeg
- Honey or maple syrup
To make this smoothie extra delicious, I used Almond Breeze Almondmilk Original Unsweetened, along with a combination of Greek yogurt, oats and spices.
The Almond Breeze Almondmilk gives this drink just the right amount of flavor, without overpowering it. This milk is also full of nutrients, which is a winner in my book.
How to Make a Banana Oat Smoothie
Grab that blender and whip up this easy and oh-so delicious frozen banana oat smoothie. One sip and you’ll be hooked on the sweet taste and creamy texture!
- In the cannister of a blender, combine the bananas, yogurt, Almond Breeze Almondmilk Original Unsweetened, oats, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, honey, and ice.
- Blend until reaches desired consistency.
- Pour into two glasses. Garnish with extra cinnamon, if desired.
How to Freeze Bananas for Smoothie
When it comes to freezing bananas for smoothies, I recommend chopping the bananas into smaller chunks before you freeze them. The chunks will still stick together in the freezer, but since they’ve been pre-sliced they’ll break apart much easier in the blender.
Do NOT freeze bananas whole, as your blender will struggle to break them down fully.
Can You Use Fresh Bananas in This Recipe?
Yes, but the banana and oat smoothie will be much runnier and not nearly as creamy.
Tips for the Best Frozen Banana Smoothie
- For additional sweetness, add honey or pure maple syrup to the blender.
- I recommend using spotty bananas for this healthy smoothie recipe, as they’ll be sweeter in flavor than yellow bananas.
- You’re welcome to use any type of milk in this recipe. I prefer using almondmilk, but any variety will work.
Looking for more banana smoothie recipes?
I’ve got lots of smoothie and smoothie bowl recipes on my site. Here are just a few of my favorites:
Banana Bread Smoothie
- 2 bananas frozen and cut into chunks
- ¾ cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1 cup Almond Breeze Almondmilk Original Unsweetened or milk of choice
- ½ cup old-fashioned oats
- ½ teaspoon vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Dash of nutmeg
- 1-2 tablespoons honey to sweeten if desired
- Enough ice to fill blender ¾ full
- In the cannister of a blender, combine the bananas, yogurt, Almond Breeze Almondmilk Original Unsweetened, oats, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, honey, and ice. Blend until reaches desired consistency.
- Pour into two tall glasses and sprinkle with a dash of cinnamon, if desired.
Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy says
You have just taken smoothies to another level by adding some banana bread flavours to them Gayle. I am a big fan of banana anything too and banana bread is the perfect afternoon treat, so this is a nice healthier version of it.
Thanks, Dannii! This smoothie is the perfect combination of flavors!
Blair @ The Seasoned Mom says
Sounds perfect, Gayle! I’m on a smoothie bender at the moment — ONE A DAY — and I can’t wait to add this into my rotation. That almond milk is my liquid of choice in all of my smoothies, so I certainly have what I need in my kitchen. Perhaps it will be breakfast tomorrow (once I have a chance to freeze some bananas)! 🙂
I’m definitely on a smoothie kick now, too! Thanks for the kind words, Blair! I hope you love this smoothie if you try it!
I would be crazy full after drinking this, which is the perfect situation when it comes to getting through a loooong morning. It looks so refreshing! And creamy!
Thank you, Mir!
Kate @ Framed Cooks says
SO with you on the Banana-Anything, but can you believe I’ve never had a banana smoothie? I’m going to start with yours!
You definitely have to try this banana smoothie, Kate! You’d be hooked! 🙂
Sarah @Whole and Heavenly Oven says
I’m a total banana bread FIEND, so this smoothie is absolutely up my alley! I seriously love how ultra-creamy it looks and the fact that it’s basically an entire breakfast in drink form!
Yes! It’s the best kind of breakfast in smoothie form! 🙂 Thanks, Sarah!
Dear Gayle, this smoothie sounds perfect! A great start to the day…I could go for one now. xoxo, Catherine
Thank you for the smoothie love, Catherine! It’s definitely a great way to start the day!
You can’t beat a good banana smoothie, especially when it’s spiced with cinnamon 😀 Looks so creamy and delicious!
I agree, Nadia! 🙂 Thanks!
Harriet Emily says
I love almond breeze almond milk! It has such a lovely creamy texture. This banana bread smoothie looks so delicious Gayle, it has so many of my favourite ingredients and I love bananas! I definitely have to try this!
Thanks for the kind words, Harriet! I love almond milk too and it’s such a great base for this smoothie!
Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom says
Bring on the banana bread smoothie!!! I love this! what a great idea! and love the Blue Diamond Almond Breeze Almondmilk!!!
Bethany @ Athletic Avocado says
Yes to liquid bananaa bread! The same great taste of the might quick bread, but you don’t have to bake it! Genius!
Thanks, Bethany! This is definitely a fun way to get your dose of banana bread!
Kelly // The Pretty Bee: Allergy Friendly Eats says
Oooh, banana bread meets smoothie? Fun! I bet this is delicious!
It’s SO good, Kelly! 🙂
This smoothie looks so creamy and I love the almond milk and banana bread flavors! So healthy and such a great way to use up those ripe bananas!
Thanks for the smoothie love, Kelly!
Jen | Baked by an Introvert says
Banana bread is my weakness! I love that you put those flavors into a smoothie. It sounds irresistible but super healthy at the same time. Love it!!!
Thanks, Jen! I’m hooked on these banana bread smoothies!
Natasha @ Salt and Lavender says
Now THIS is a smoothie! Looks delicious. Pinned.
Thanks for the kind words and pin, Natasha!
Christine@ Apple of My Eye says
Oh yum!! I am such a huge fan of banana bread, so I love that you created a way to put it into liquid form. I’ll take a big glass, please! 🙂
Thank you for the smoothie love, Christine!
Shelby @ Go Eat and Repeat says
What an awesome idea for a smoothie! I love the banan bread! I can’t wait to try this!
Thanks, Shelby! It’s a fun way to get your dose of banana bread! 🙂
Keri @ Fashionable Foods says
I’ve been craving smoothies lately, so this is perfect! I’m the same way as your husband. I really only like bananas that are still green or just ripe. As soon as they get brown spots I won’t eat them! I’ll use them for baking, but I won’t just eat it. I think it’s a texture thing for me haha. Can’t wait to try this banana bread smoothie!
Thanks for the kind words, Keri! I think it’s a texture for my husband, too. But luckily I’m there to use all of the brown ones! 🙂
I love smoothies, but haven’t made one in a week! Thanks for this awesome recipe Gayle! My husband absolutely hates over-ripe bananas and the ones with brown spots, he says we need to throw them away, that’s why I try to freeze them 🙂
It’s so great to use those brown bananas! Those husbands don’t know what they’re missing! 🙂
Manali @ CookWithManali says
I can never have enough of banana bread, what a great idea to make a smoothie with the same flavors! Sounds delicious Gayle!
I eat a banana every day and am always looking for creative ways to have it… banana bread in the form of a smoothie sounds perfect! So creamy and delicious! 🙂
Thank you, Annie! It’s a great way to use up those leftover bananas!
I love that smoothies are healthy but taste like a treat! I eat bananas every day, too, and love popping overripe ones in the freezer for smoothie emergencies. This looks delicious, Gayle, and I love all the oats and Greek yogurt in here making this extra satisfying!
Thank you for the smoothie love, Marcie!
YUM! This looks amazing. I’ve been bananas for bananas lately! They’re just so good… and naturally sweet! I love freezing them with a bit of cinnamon! So delicious. Thanks for the smoothie recipe!
Thanks, Cailee! I’ll have to try your tip of freezing with cinnamon, that sounds SO good!
Oh yum! A slight…mold…incident happened to our smoothie-maker, so we have to get a new one. When we do, though, I am totally making this! Speaking of bananas, we had like eight overripe ones that needed to be used up. So I made a batch of the breakfast cookies and banana bread a couple days ago. They were so good!
I love having overripe bananas, Aria…there are just so many ways to use them! 🙂
Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary says
We always have bananas too, Gayle… but we aren’t as picky about the brown spots as your hubs. Honestly, I am jealous, because you get to actually have bananas to bake with! That rarely happens over here, because even when I am purposely letting them get slightly brown, Boy will somehow steal them. Anyways, you truly are the smoothie queen!! I love all of your smoothie recipes, but this one is totally calling my name. Banana bread in healthy smoothie form almost sounds too good to be true! Can’t wait to try this one tomorrow morning! Pinned! Cheers, my dear!
Thanks for the smoothie love, Cheyanne! If we lived closer, I would send you some of my brown bananas because we always have a TON! 🙂 Thanks for the pin too, friend!
rachel @ athletic avocado says
woah now! This sounds incredible! I wouldn’t mind drinking my banana bread too 🙂
Thanks for the kind words and for stopping by, Rachel!
This is such a fun flavor for a smoothie! I love that you added the cinnamon and nutmeg too – love that! Happy Wednesday!
Medha @ Whisk & Shout says
This smoothie looks seriously incredible!!
Jess @ What Jessica Baked Next says
Yum! Love the sound of this smoothie, Gayle! Banana bread is my favourite! Loving how creamy this smoothie is! I’ll definitely have to give the recipe a try soon! 🙂
Thanks, Jess! Hope you like this if you try it!
Kristine | Kristine's Kitchen says
I’m always running out of ripe spotted bananas, because I use them so often in smoothies and for baking! I love that you made the banana flavor the focus of this smoothie, Gayle. And with the oats, it looks like the perfect way to fuel up in the morning!
Thank you, Kristine!
Rachelle @ Beer Girl Cooks says
I love banana bread! This smoothie would make the perfect breakfast for me!
I am crazy about banana bread so I am sure I would love this smoothie! 🙂
It’s SO good, Christin! 🙂
Carol Mcclure says
this sounds yum. one thing i learned the hard way. don’t freeze bananas in the skin. you would think the frozen skin would peel right off, but you’d be wrong. ask me how i know. *snort*
I learned that too a long time ago, Carol! Thanks for bringing for sharing! I hope you love this smoothie if you try it!
Food photographer | Omid says
I Love good smoothie, this one looks great
Thank you for the kind words and for stopping by!
aimee @ like mother like daughter says
I love everything about this smoothie. I already want to eat banana bread for breakfast, and this smoothie makes it even better for me!
Thanks for the smoothie love, Aimee!
Megan - The Emotional Baker says
I’m a sucker for a delicious smoothie – except sometimes they leave me completely frozen (any suggestions?) but either way this is the best flavor combo 🙂
Smoothies sometimes make me cold, too, but the delicious taste makes up for it! 🙂 Thanks for the smoothie love, Megan!
Is this is 1 serving? Do you have the nutritional information? Thanks!
Hi Becky! This smoothie recipe makes two servings. I do not have any nutritional information. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy this recipe!