You'll love this Banana Oatmeal Smoothie! It tastes like the batter from oatmeal-raisin cookies but is vegan and guilt free!
Say hello to my latest breakfast obsession — this banana-nut oatmeal-raisin smoothie with coconut. It's good for you but tastes like the batter from oatmeal cookies, or maybe banana bread, or just the best cake ever.
Hi, my name is Andrea, and I'm addicted to dessert batter.
If you're not a fan of raisins, don't worry. They're pulverized in the blender, leaving only their sweetness and fruity flavor without the texture.
Same with the coconut.
Here's what I throw in my Vitamix to make this heavenly vegan concoction: a banana, light almond milk (40 calories!), walnuts, oats, raisins, unsweetened coconut, cinnamon, vanilla and ice. I provide exact measurements in the recipe that follows, but I usually just eyeball everything, using a handful, some pinches, a few dashes and a splash.
It's like the old-school Italian way of cooking everything, but for some reason, I'm most comfortable employing it with smoothies.
This one's definitely breakfast in a glass. Bottom's up!
(Recipe Source: Cooking with Mamma C)
More smoothies to enjoy
- Pineapple-Banana Smoothie with Coconut
- Strawberry-Grape Smoothie Without Yogurt
- Chocolate-Cherry Smoothie
- Banana-Cranberry Smoothie with Walnuts
- Carrot Cake Smoothie
- Pumpkin Smoothie
Banana-Nut Oatmeal-Raisin Smoothie with Coconut
- 1 ripe banana (broken in half)
- ⅛ cup raisins
- ⅛ cup unsweetened coconut
- ⅛ cup shelled walnut halves
- ⅓ cup oats
- 1 cup almond milk (light is fine)
- ⅓ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 dashes cinnamon
- ½ cup ice
- Place all ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth.
Charlene @ That Girl Cooks Healthy
One word for this - Yummy!
Thanks, Charlene. I love this one!
What a great idea using the raisins for sweetness! And I love all things coconut - will have to give this smoothie a try!
Go for it, Sarah! This one is really popular, and I never tire of it.
Maryanne @ the little epicurean
I've never thought about adding oats to my smoothie! What a great idea! I can't wait to try it! 🙂
I started doing it to help me stay full longer. It's also a nice way to include some whole grains in my diet. I hope it works for you too!
I have made something similar to this, but without the coconut. I would love to try your version!
I love coconut and the flavor it brings to this smoothie. I hope you like this!
Yes, please!! This sounds like a perfect breakfast to me...maybe even lunch, right now! I just realized I have everything to make this, except the almond milk, but I'll try it with skim. Awesome idea!
I did have this for lunch yesterday, as a matter of fact...It should work well with the skim milk too. Enjoy!
I love this idea of adding raisins in smoothies!! How come I never thought of it before?!! Brilliant!
Haha, Ami, I just found myself with a huge container of raisins and wanted to figure out how to use them more often. I didn't expect to like them so much in my smoothie but am so glad I tried it. 🙂