Try this tasty oat milk smoothie recipe, customizable for any fruit! It’s one of the best plant based milks for blending into smoothies.

Oat milk smoothie

Looking for a fantastic non-dairy milk to use in smoothies? Try oat milk! Oat milk is one of our favorite vegan milk options. It’s seriously creamy and has the closest flavor to milk as any of the other plant-based milks (in our opinion). So what not try it in an Oat Milk Smoothie? This smoothie recipe is our favorite template and works using any type of frozen fruit. Here we’ve used strawberries: but feel free to get creative! Here’s a bit more about this tasty smoothie recipe.

Another great oat-centered smoothie? Try our Oatmeal Smoothie!

Ingredients in this oat milk smoothie

This oat milk smoothie recipe works for any type of frozen fruit. But you can’t go wrong with strawberry banana! It’s our favorite way to load up on healthy fruit that tastes like a dessert. Here are the ingredients you’ll need:

  • Frozen strawberries (or any frozen fruit): Strawberries are our go-to, but there are many more ways to mix and match this recipe.
  • Fresh banana: All you need are two room temperature bananas. No need to remember to freeze them!
  • Oat milk (plain unflavored): Use plain or unflavored oat milk. You can use vanilla if you like, but sometimes vanilla flavors are overly sweet or artificial tasting.
  • Ice: Ice adds just the right frozen texture.
  • Maple syrup or honey (optional): Whether you need it depends on the ripeness of the bananas. Sometimes frozen strawberries can also be very tart and need a little sweetener. Add a touch to taste.
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Variations: mix and match the frozen fruit!

There are so many other variations on this oat milk smoothie: too many to count! But to get your wheels turning, here are some of our favorite frozen fruit ideas and a few more creative combinations:

  • Blueberries, raspberries, or mixed berries
  • Mango
  • Peach
  • Pineapple
  • Blueberry mango
  • Raspberry peach
  • Mango pineapple, etc etc!

Why use oat milk in smoothies?

Oat milk is a dairy free, plant based milk that’s made with oats and water. It’s fantastic for smoothies because it’s a dairy free milk that helps to achieve a creamy texture. Side note: it’s also great for vegan lattes! It’s one of the only vegan milks that froth up like dairy milk. Here’s what to know about using oat milk in smoothies:

  • Can you taste oat milk in smoothies? Not really! Oat milk has a similar flavor to dairy milk, and melds well into flavors.
  • Does oat milk make smoothies thicker? Again, not really. But one thing to note: oat milk is closer in creamy texture to dairy milk than almond milk, which is more like water. So it’s a very good substitute for dairy milk.
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Ways to add protein to this oat milk smoothie

This oat milk smoothie is vegan, so it doesn’t have any dairy milk or yogurt like our standard smoothie recipes. Here’s the thing: both of those ingredients have a good amount of protein. So if you’re looking for a protein-packed drink, you’ll want to add one of the following:

  • Almond butter: Add 1 tablespoon of almond butter, or use 2 tablespoons for an even nuttier flavor. It does add an almond flavor and will dull the color of the smoothie a bit.
  • Protein powder: Protein powder is another plant-based way to amp up the protein in this smoothie. Use a high quality vanilla protein powder (some notes on buying a good brand are in this energy balls post).
  • Chia seeds: Add 2 tablespoons of chia seeds to this smoothie to add 11 grams fiber and 4 grams protein!

Oat milk is also great for…

Of course, you can use oat milk in so many different ways! Oat milk is also great for:

Oat milk smoothie recipe

This oat milk smoothie recipe is…

Vegetarian, vegan, plant-based, dairy-free, and gluten-free.

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Oat milk smoothie

Oat Milk Smoothie (With Any Fruit!)


  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 small smoothies or 1 large 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

Try this tasty oat milk smoothie recipe, customizable for any fruit! It’s one of the best plant based milks for blending into smoothies.


Ingredients

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  • 2 cups frozen strawberries (or other frozen fruit like blueberries, raspberries, mixed berries, mango, peaches, or pineapple)
  • 2 bananas (room temperature)
  • 3/4 to 1 cup oat milk
  • 8 ice cubes
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup or honey (optional depending on ripeness of fruit)
  • Optional protein adders: 1 tablespoon almond butter, 2 tablespoons chia seeds, 1 scoop protein powder

Instructions

  1. Place the strawberries, bananas, oat milk, and ice in a blender, breaking the banana into pieces. Blend until creamy and frothy, stopping and scraping down the sides and adding a bit more oat milk if necessary. Taste and add maple syrup if desired. Serve immediately or store in a covered jar in the refrigerator for 1 day.
  • Category: Smoothie
  • Method: Blended
  • Cuisine: Smoothies

Keywords: Oat milk smoothie

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Meet Sonja and Alex Overhiser: Husband and wife. Expert home cooks. Authors of recipes you'll want to make again and again.

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3 Comments

  1. This recipe was tasty and made enough for about 4
    12oz smoothies, but after adding 2 room temp bananas and protein powder, it was not cold at all. I’m going to try it next time with frozen banana slices.

  2. this smoothie recipe bangs. whichever person in the comments said that the banana makes their smoothie not cold anymore is insane. very tasty… used honey :) thank you straight couple