Oatmeal Smoothie

A creamy, milkshake-like yogurt smoothie made with oats, raisins, cinnamon, and vanilla. It tastes like an oatmeal cookie!

Oatmeal Banana Smoothie | @HealthyDelish

I feel like I should apologize – my recipes have been totally out of sync with the weather this week. It’s like 20 billion degrees below zero outside but I posted a salad two days ago and today I’m posting a milkshake-like smoothie. Not cool! For as often as I make soup, you’d think I would have had something ready to share with you this week. I’m actually working on  pot pie recipe, but it’s not quite ready yet.

I’ll try to keep this post short and sweet. I can’t really expect you to concentrate on frozen beverages when I’m giving away something as exciting as a Vitamix anyway! This smoothie is smoothing I’ve had in the back of my mind for practically forever – ever since 2010, when I received a press release about an oat-based breakfast drink. I’m not actually a big smoothie person, but the idea of putting oats in one really stuck with me.

This oatmeal smoothie reminds me of a cross between the banana milkshakes that my mom use to make me and oatmeal cookies! They’re cool and creamy, with a hint of oats, cinnamon, and vanilla. But my favorite part is the texture – they have a perfect milkshake consistency, despite the fact that they don’t contain any ice cream! (If you can’t swing a milkshake today – and I don’t blame you – definitely bookmark this one for when it’s a little warmer. Or, you know, at least in the double digits!)

Oatmeal Banana Smoothie | @HealthyDelish

5.0 from 3 reviews

Oatmeal Smoothie + Vitamix Giveaway
 
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Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • ½ cup fat free milk
  • ½ cup fat free plain Greek yogurt
  • ½ banana (peeled)
  • 4 tablespoons rolled oats (uncooked)
  • 1 ounce raisins
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups ice
Preparation
  1. Add all ingredients, except ice, to a blender container in the order listed. Cover and process on high for 45 seconds, or until smooth.
  2. Add the ice. Cover and blend on high for another 45 seconds, using the tamper to press the ice down into the blades.
  3. Pour into two glasses and serve immediately.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 170 Fat: 0.9 Carbohydrates: 32.0 Fiber: 2.5 Protein: 10

***Please note this giveaway has closed. The winner has been contacted via email. Thanks!***

I’ve only had my Vitamix 5200 for about two weeks, but I’m absolutely in love with it. I’ve used it almost every day to puree soups and sauces, chop onions, and make frozen drinks and smoothies like this one. I can’t get over how powerful it is (it turns ice into the fluffiest snow! and heat things up by the magic of friction!). I’ve read the cookbook that it came with cover to cover – twice – and I can’t wait to explore all of the other awesome things that it can do, like making homemade rice milk and cashew butter, making homemade hollandaise, and kneading pizza dough. I’m also looking forward to buying the dry container so I can use it for things like grinding coffee and milling grains.

I’m SO EXCITED that I get to give one to one of you so that you can play in the kitchen, too! I can’t wait to hear all about what you make with it.

Disclosure: Vitamix provided me with a Vitamix 5200 and challenged me to use it every day for a week. They also provided a second one for the giveaway. All opinions are my own. 

Comments

  1. What a great giveaway Lauren! Also – HOW was I not following you on Pinterest already? I feel like I am always pinning your stuff! Problem solved. Also hint: you can search the word ‘blender’ in your search bar and lots of fun recipes that are Vitamix-worthy come up!

    • Yup! Putting “Food Processor” will also pull up a lot of good ones. :)

      Now I have to go double check and make sure I’m following YOU on Pinterest!

  2. Fingers crossed since I never do the extra giveaways, also great recipe! I’m not an oatmeal fan but somehow I think I could drink it!

  3. I’d never thought of adding oatmeal to a smoothie, but it sounds delicious!

  4. Great giveaway. My grandmother has a Vitamix from theh 70′s and it still works perfect. She loves it!

  5. This would be a dream come true. Joined a gym and this would help to accomplish my goals! Thanks for the chance!

  6. I would LOVE to make some delicious Thai curry butternut squash soup with that Vitamix!! ;)

  7. Thanks for the giveaway and all the yummy recipes! If I win that much coveted Vitamix I can promise you the first two soups on the list will be your Creamy Sweet Potato Chipotle and the Roasted Tomato with Goat Cheese! Fingers crossed:-)

  8. I’d make your avocado smoothies!

  9. I would love to try the Roasted Tomato Soup with Goat Cheese found here: http://www.healthy-delicious.com/2014/01/roasted-tomato-soup-goat-cheese/ and would LOVE to win a Vitamix! Thank you for the opportunity!

  10. Would also love to try the avocado smoothies! http://www.healthy-delicious.com/2012/04/creamy-avocado-smoothies-saving-recipes/ We love avocados around here!

  11. And this is why I need a vitamix ASAP. COOKIE FLAVORED SMOOTHIES.

  12. I’ve been dying for a VitaMix for years now…thanks for the chance, Lauren! I love oat smoothies, and this sounds perfect. But now that I’ve browsed your soups, I’m really wishing I had a piping bowl of a few of them in front of me!

  13. I will make the creamy sweet potato and chiptole soup whether I win the Vitamix or not, but it sure would be nice if I won too. :)

  14. Please don’t apologize! The only breakfast I seem to have time for is a smoothie. So my routine has been begging for some new flavor combos! Thanks for this great one!

  15. PS. Since I adore goat cheese, I’d make the Tomato Soup with Goat Cheese! http://www.healthy-delicious.com/2014/01/roasted-tomato-soup-goat-cheese/

  16. I’d make this (wasn’t sure if you needed it here or on the widget). http://www.healthy-delicious.com/2014/01/roasted-tomato-soup-goat-cheese/

  17. I love your recipes! I would love making the oatmeal smoothies as well as the creamy avocado ones. The creamy cauliflower soup would do well in a vitamix I believe as well.

  18. I’d like to make your tomato soup recipe with it if I win http://www.healthy-delicious.com/2014/01/roasted-tomato-soup-goat-cheese/

  19. Ramona Archuleta says:

    I have bought 2 vitamix blenders they are the best ever..Just bought a red one for my daughter for Christmas..THE BEST PRODUCT EVER INVENTED!!!!

  20. This looks like a very delicious smoothie! I want to win so I can make smoothies unchunky!

  21. I’d like to make the cauliflower soup http://www.healthy-delicious.com/2013/01/creamy-cauliflower-soup-with-piri-piri-shrimp/. And the oatmeal smoothie – yum!

  22. Thanks for the giveaway! I’d love to try the tomato soup recipe!

  23. I will be making this smoothie tomorrow. If I were to win the vitamixer giveaway. I would give it away to the best friend I could ask for. She is a working mother of two girls that has smoothies every morning. She has been wanting a vitamixer for sometime but has not been able to treat herself. The last 5 years has been an up and down roller coaster for her and this would make her feel on top of the world.
    Thank you for your inspiring recipes.

  24. Just made this and it is SO good! I’ve been trying to find recipes for smoothies that my toddler will eat and this is the first one he’s completely devoured! Thank you!

  25. I love avocados and I would love to have a vitamix to make your avocado smoothie. Thanks for the give away opportunity. http://www.healthy-delicious.com/2012/04/creamy-avocado-smoothies-saving-recipes/

  26. Herbert Webb says:

    I want to win this.

  27. Amanda Sakovitz says:
  28. Bonnie Ferguson says:

    Love the idea of an oatmeal smoothie but I’m going to leave out the banana and raisins. Can’t stand bananas and prefer to eat not drink raisins.

    • I know the raisins sound weird, but they get chopped up so you don’t even know they’re there (it’s a smooth drink, not like you’ll get a raisin up your straw!). They definitely contribute a lot to the flavor though (and make it more cookie-like. What’s an oatmeal cookie without raisins?)

  29. Karen Lynch says:

    The smoothie recipe sounds great, I love oatmeal raisin cookies, though the roasted tomato soup with goat cheese would be great for our cold winter weather.

  30. Karen Lynch says:

    Baba Ganouesh with Pomegranita Syrup

  31. i’d love to make that sweet potato chipotle soup. Yum! thanks for the vitamix giveaway. :)

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  34. WOw! Love your recipes :) All I am missing is a Vitamix to whip them up properly!!! Glad to have found someone new to follow on facebook and pinterest!

  35. Have you announced winners for the vitamix and crockpot giveaways?

  36. A smoothie that tastes like an oatmeal cookie, sounds fantastic!

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