A healthy, filling breakfast smoothie containing oats. All the fiber and staying power of a bowl of oatmeal, but in an easy, portable, drinkable form. Bonus – there’s greens in there!
Do your mornings feel hectic? Do you often have plans to eat a healthy, filling breakfast, but never seem to have the time to make it happen? I feel your pain, friends! With 3 kids, their activities, my schedule, etc., sometimes (most times) a proper breakfast at the kitchen table just doesn’t happen.
That’s why smoothies feel heaven sent. Your kids think they are drinking a milkshake and you can cram all the nutrition in there that you can imagine.
This creamy Blueberry Smoothie is full of fiber, protein, vitamins and minerals that will fill you up for your morning ahead and keep everybody happy.
Ingredient notes and substitutions
Greens ~ Feel free to use your favorite leafy greens. Kale, chard, even romaine or spring salad greens would work well.
Sweeteners ~ Try adding a banana instead of pure maple syrup or dates. It’s naturally sweet and will add extra creaminess to the drink.
Pro tip: Use a frozen banana and skip the ice.
Oats ~ Can’t do oats? Try adding a tablespoon or two of flax or chia seeds to thicken it up. We’ve even added a slice of whole grain bread to our breakfast smoothies before and it works perfectly!
Fruit ~ If blueberries aren’t your thing, try strawberries, raspberries, cherries, or a berry blend.
Flavorings ~ We love this flavored with a pinch of cinnamon. Fresh or ground ginger would be yummy in addition. A teaspoon of pure vanilla extract would work great as well.
Protein ~ Feel free to add additional protein by adding a scoop of vegan protein powder, tablespoon or two of nut or seed butter, or even a scoop of white beans! Just be sure to add additional liquid if needed if it gets too thick.
How to make a Blueberry Smoothie
As with most smoothies, you simply add all the ingredients to a high speed blender and blend until smooth. You don’t even need to chop anything for this one!
Pro tip: Put your greens in first so they’re close to the blades to ensure they get completely blended.
Recipe pro tips for success
~ Place the spinach in the bottom of the blender, followed by blueberries and oats. Then add the liquid ingredients on top. This prevents any splashing from adding heavy ingredients into liquid and helps the greens to blend smoothly since they are closest to the blades.
~ Use frozen berries for a nice thick smoothie.
~ Use old fashioned rolled oats or quick cook oats. Do not use steel cut oats.
~ Choose certified gluten free oats to ensure this smoothie is gluten free, if you need.
~ Use unsweetened plain non-dairy milk to avoid any unnecessary sweeteners. Or you could even use water.
~ Pour it into an insulated to-go cup for breakfast on the run.
Blueberry Oatmeal Smoothie FAQs
Fruit smoothies are healthy. They’re even healthier if you add some protein and fiber to keep you full and satisfied longer. Add in some leafy greens and you’ve got a superfood breakfast!
Yes! In fact I prefer to use frozen fruits over fresh ones. They blend up thicker and keep the smoothie cold and slushy so you don’t need to add ice that may water it down.
You sure can! I like to use old fashioned rolled oats as they are minimally processed. Quick oats are fine, too. Do not use steel cut oats as they are too hard and won’t blend well.
More healthy smoothie recipes
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- Probiotic Pumpkin Smoothie
- Strawberry Beet Smoothie
- Mint Chip Matcha Smoothie
- Berry Coconut Smoothie
- Apple Pie Smoothie
- Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie
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Blueberry Oatmeal Smoothie
- 1 handful fresh spinach
- 1 cup frozen blueberries preferably organic
- ½ cup old fashioned gluten free rolled oats
- 1 cup unsweetened non dairy milk rice, almond, soy, etc
- 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup or 2 Medjool dates
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon optional
- 2 ice cubes optional
- fresh blueberries for garnish optional
- Place all ingredients in a blender and purée until smooth.
- Garnish with more fresh blueberries, if desired