This oat milk smoothie is so thick, sweet, and creamy, you won’t believe it is dairy free! Made with just 3 ingredients, it’s easily customizable and doesn’t need any sugar!
Oat Milk Smoothie
Over the past few months, I’ve become quite a fan of oat milk. Up until then, I wasn’t overly adventurous with my non-dairy milk varieties. My weekly grocery shop would always include a carton or two of almond milk and coconut milk, and occasionally, I’d branch out to cashew milk. However, my mom recently gave me some oat milk to try and I must say, I’ve been converted.
Unlike other plant based kinds of milk, oat milk is naturally sweet and has a creamier texture. I first tried it with my typical bowl of oats and found I didn’t need to add any sweetener to it. Next, I used it in some pancakes and was pleasantly surprised with how fluffy it became. However, I’ve recently loved using oat milk in smoothies.
I’ve been meaning to share an oat milk smoothie recipe for quite some time. It’s been my go-to breakfast recently, and I love how it requires minimal prep and takes seconds to make. No dairy and no sugar are needed, but you’d never tell. The texture is thick, creamy, and absolutely refreshing. It’s naturally sweet and with a hint of banana, but is super customizable based on your preferred ingredients!
My sister, who claims to hate all ‘non-dairy’ kinds of milk tried this smoothie and could NOT believe it was made with oat milk- She’s been converted!
How do you make a smoothie with oat milk?
- Oat milk– Unsweetened oat milk, with no added sugar. I love using the Oatly or Chobani oat milk brands, as they are both super creamy.
- Peanut butter– Smooth and creamy peanut butter. Almond butter, sunflower seed butter and tahini can all be used instead.
- Bananas– Thickens the smoothie and gives extra sweetness. Use a frozen banana, if possible.
- Ice– Thickens the smoothie.
In a high speed blender, combine all your ingredients and blend until your desired texture is achieved. Pour into glasses and enjoy immediately.
Tips to make the best oat milk smoothie
- If you’d prefer a thicker smoothie, you can add more ice or frozen banana.
- The smoothie is not overly sweet, relying on the natural sweetness of the oat milk and banana for it. If you’d like a super sweet smoothie, add some maple syrup or agave nectar to it.
- For an even more filling smoothie, add a scoop of protein powder or 1/4 cup of rolled oats.
While this smoothie tastes delicious on its own, here are some other oat milk smoothies to try out
- Strawberry– Replace the banana with 1/2 cup of frozen strawberries.
- Tropical– Add 1/2 cup diced pineapple and 2 tablespoons shredded coconut flakes.
- Chocolate- Use chocolate oat milk instead of the original flavored one.
- Green– Add 1-2 cups of baby spinach.
- Blueberry– Add 1 cup of frozen blueberries.
Storing and freezing banana oat milk smoothie
- To store: Smoothies can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Be sure to vigorously mix the smoothies before enjoying them, in case some of the liquid has separated.
- To freeze: Place smoothie in a shallow container or ice block molds and freeze for up to 6 months. When ready to enjoy, re-blend until creamy.
More healthy smoothie recipes to try
Oat Milk Smoothie
- 1 cup oat milk
- 1 large banana chopped * See notes
- 1 tablespoon peanut butter or any nut or seed butter
- 1/2 cup ice crushed, optional
- Combine all your ingredients into a high speed blender and blend until smooth or desired texture is achieved.
- Pour into two glasses and enjoy.