Banana Bread Smoothie
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.