Strawberry Oatmeal Smoothie

This Strawberry Oatmeal Smoothie is made with Greek yogurt, honey and oats for a satisfying, nutritious start to your day!

Strawberry Oatmeal Smoothie made with Greek yogurt, honey and oats for a satisfying, nutritious start to your day! | MomOnTimeout.com

We’ve always been big smoothie fans.  My kids often request them for dinner and I’m only too happy to oblige.  I love coming up with new flavor combinations and finding ways to make the smoothies just a little bit healthier and more filling.

This smoothie is one of our favorites and you might be surprised at the amount of oats in each serving; a half cup of old-fashioned oats!  Oatmeal has tons of fiber as well as antioxidants so it’s a great addition to the smoothie.  A blender can pretty much obliterate the oats into powder OR if you prefer, just pulse a couple of times to add some texture to your smoothie.

It’s like having a bowl oatmeal with your smoothie…except not.

Last year I started using A LOT of Greek yogurt.  You just can’t beat it when it comes to adding healthy protein to any meal, but especially smoothies and shakes.  When I’m making myself a smoothie, it’s for a meal, not a snack.  I need it to be filling and sustaining and as full of nutrients as possible.  I tend to be a snacker so if I eat a meal that doesn’t keep me full, I might as well say hello to the nearest sugar-filled treat and the calories that come with it.

And don’t get me wrong here, I still eat my treats, I just prefer to enjoy them intentionally instead of mindlessly snacking because I’m hungry :)

I’ve found that this works well with the boys too.  Whether I’m making them a smoothie for breakfast, dinner, or an afternoon snack, if I add some protein to the mix I won’t be hearing that “I’m hungry Mommy!” a mere 30 minutes later.

Strawberry Oatmeal Smoothie made with Greek yogurt, honey and oats for a satisfying, nutritious start to your day! | MomOnTimeout.com

Now, you can either use milk or juice in this recipe – they both work just fine!  My mother-in-law is a big believer in honey so I like to add a tablespoon or so to each smoothie for just a touch more sweetness.  You can leave the honey out if you prefer.  I use a plain, nonfat Greek yogurt to keep the calories down but feel free to use a flavored Greek yogurt instead.  I also typically add a scoop of protein powder to my smoothies – especially if it’s for breakfast or lunch.  (Vanilla works great with the flavors here!)

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Strawberry Oatmeal Smoothie

Strawberry Oatmeal Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 3/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 Tbls honey
  • 1/2 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1/2 cup greek yogurt (plain, nonfat)

Instructions

  1. Pulse oats in the blender by themselves until they reach the texture you desire.
  2. Combine remaining ingredients in blender and blend until smooth.
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Smoothies are so versatile and easily customizable for your family.  Swapping in different flavored juices, yogurt, and berries can be lots of fun!

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Comments

  1. Love this Trish! I have not had a smoothie that had oatmeal in it! Must try!!
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  2. I just can’t eat yogurt. Bleh. Do you taste it very much in a smoothie? This looks good.
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  3. I’ve been seeing so many fantastic smoothie recipes lately, I gotta get to making some! Great job :)

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow
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  4. This sounds really yummy! I’ve been trying to drink more smoothies in the mornings for breakfast because I’m not a big eater until about noon.
    Chrissy recently posted..Healthy Recipes: Strawberry Quinoa Breakfast

  5. I love smoothies for breakfast & just this morning I tried adding oats for the first time. I loved how filling it was & couldn’t believe how smooth it could be! This is a great recipe & I’ll be sure to add it into the rotation ;)
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  6. Both I and my daughter love slurping on a smoothie in the morning while doing some school activities. Will have to add some oats next time. Thanks!
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  7. I totally wish I had one to drink right now!! Looks delicious Trish!

  8. Sounds great, im looking for a new smoothie to make! Would love for you to come over and share at my link party http://mommyondemand.com/happiness-homemade-1/

  9. This looks delicious! And it’s more hearty than just a regular fruit smoothie. I’m certainly making this for me and my girls…yum! :-)
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  10. I’ve never added oats to my smoothies before! This looks delicious and so filling for a breakfast. Can’t wait to try :)
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  11. This looks delicious! Makes me wanna add some oatmeal to my strawberry kefir in the morning.

  12. This looks so good, as does the Mocha Breakfast Shake…YUM!
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  13. I think I’ve just browsed through a few different shakes/smoothies of yours and they all look amazing! I’m just getting into making smoothies, but found I couldn’t do it as a meal replacement. I think I’m going to try to make a smoothie when I want to snack instead. Thanks for all the great ideas! Also, we have a healthy living link up where people get together to share or seek out tips and tricks, and I’. Sure the ladies would love to see some of your recipes! Thanks!
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  14. Looks sooo good! Pinning to the Monday Funday pin board!

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