Berry Oat Smoothie is a quick and delicious breakfast or snack recipe that is nutritious and keeps you full for hours!! Just a few ingredients and a blender are all you need to make it!!
We have been on a smoothie kick lately and during a hot summer day, nothing tastes better than a chilled and refreshing smoothie for breakfast.
My kids love berries so I usually make either my healthy strawberry banana smoothie or this berry oat smoothie depending on the mood.
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This Oatmeal Berry Smoothie
- easy and quick
- healthy, filling, and nourishing
- naturally creamy, and refreshing
- perfect breakfast and snack
Berry and oat smoothie is a very simple & healthy breakfast/snack option.
This smoothie with berry and oats is extremely easy to make. Just add all the ingredients and blending to get this delicious smoothie for the entire family!!
The star ingredients of this smoothie (drink) are mixed berries and oats as the name suggests.
The mixed berries give it a lovely flavor slightly tart and sweet along with a very pretty color.
And adding oatmeal to smoothies makes it a complete meal, gives it a nutritional boost, thickens it, and adds fiber that will help you stay full longer.
What I like about Oats or oatmeal is that it's cheap, filling, and healthy and when combined with yogurt makes it a protein-rich option.
So lets see how to make this thick, hearty and delicious Berry oats smoothie!!
Berries: I prefer using frozen mixed berries like strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries for this recipe but fresh can be used too!
Banana: I use a fresh banana that is slightly ripe yet firm since they are high in antioxidants and naturally sweeter too. For a creamier smoothie, use the frozen banana. You can also make this smoothie without a banana.
Oats - Use old-fashioned rolled oats. Quick oats can be used too but steel-cut won't work for this recipe.
Milk: I’ve used whole milk but any type of milk will work for this recipe. Dairy or dairy-free like whole milk, almond milk, oat milk, etc.
Yogurt: This adds extra creaminess and flavor. I prefer using vanilla yogurt for this recipe. Plain or any type of yogurt will work for this recipe. Use greek yogurt for an even thicker and creamier smoothie.
Sweetener: This is optional and can be adjusted to taste. I prefer using Medjool dates for sweetening my smoothies. Honey, maple syrup, or sugar can be used too, or simply skip. Adjust sweetness to your taste.
Optional add-ins: These are optional and nice to add (if you have) as they give an additional nutritional boost. I’ve used chia seeds. Flax seeds, hemp seeds, collagen, or protein powders can also be added too!
Flavors - You can add a dash of vanilla extract, I use vanilla yogurt so skipped it. To take the flavor to another level you can add mint or basil too.
Please refer to the recipe card for exact measurements of ingredients.
Step by Step Method
1 to 3 - Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until nice, creamy, and smooth! Look at that pretty color!!
4 - Serve in a tall glass and enjoy immediately!!
Here are my three favorite ways to serve this easy Berry Oats Smoothie!!
As a smoothie - Serve a fresh chilled smoothie, add a straw and some berries to make it fancy (optional). Super refreshing!!
Smoothie bowl - Make it a slighter thicker consistency by either reducing milk or add more yogurt, or use frozen fruits. Serve in a bowl topped with granola, more fruits, nuts, and/or seeds. So delicious!!
Popsicles - Freeze into your favorite popsicle molds and enjoy a delicious treat!!
Meal prep: Wash, dry, and pre-portion the berries (if using fresh) and banana in a freezer-safe ziplock and freeze until ready to use. All you need to do is grab a bag, dump it with milk/yogurt and sweetener and blend!!
Add Greens: It's a great way to add greens to your diet as you barely taste them in a smoothie. Just add a handful of washed kale or spinach.
Amp up the protein - either add your favorite protein powder or go the natural way and add nut butter (almond butter, cashew butter, or peanut butter) or greek yogurt.
Amount of liquid: may vary depending on the type of blender. High-powered blenders blend much better, so if you have a regular or personal-size blender, you may need to add more milk/liquid. I've used my Vitamix.
Consistency: The consistency mentioned in this recipe is pourable. If your smoothie seems too thick, add in a bit of extra milk or water. If it seems too thin, add in more berries or bananas
Discoloration: This smoothie is best served fresh!! Keeping it for longer (even in the fridge) can result in discoloration due to bananas. It may still be ok to drink.
Frequently asked questions
To make a triple berry smoothie, use your favorite three (triple) berries, strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, or raspberries. The rest of the recipe and ingredients remain the same.
No, old-fashioned rolled oats and quick oats can be used raw in the smoothie. Just add them to the blender with other ingredients and blend. They add a nice texture to the smoothie and also help thicken it.
If you don't like the raw taste (which is barely noticeable), soak them in warm water or milk for 30 minutes to soften them before adding them to the blender.
This Berry Oatmeal smoothie is naturally gluten free! To make it vegan just replace the milk and yogurt with your choice of vegan dairy options.
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Berry Oat Smoothie
- 1 cup mixed berries fresh or frozen
- 1 banana fresh or frozen
- ½ cup old fashioned rolled oats
- ½ cup yogurt vanilla, plain or greek yogurt
- 1 cup whole milk or almond milk, oat milk or skim milk
- 1-2 dates or 1 tbsp honey or maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon chia seeds optional
- 1 cup ice optional
- Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until nice, creamy, and smooth!
- Serve immediately in a tall glass and enjoy!!
Update Notes: This post was originally published on Oct 23, 2013, but was republished with, step by step instructions, new photos, tips, and a video in May of 2021.