Smoothies are an easy and healthy way to start your day. This delicious banana oatmeal smoothie is ready in minutes and packed with protein.
I don’t know about you, but my mornings can get pretty hectic. Trying to get everyone out the door on time, and with breakfast in their bellies is no small feat. That’s why I love this easy banana oatmeal smoothie. Give your morning a boost with this quick and easy to make recipe! It’s packed with almonds, yogurt, oatmeal and bananas to give you the energy to start your day.
Waking up and getting your day started doesn’t have to solely depend on coffee to get going. Smoothies are a great way to fuel up and get in a few servings of fruits and vegetables. For endless smoothie possibilities, print out our Build Your Own Smoothie guide.
Almonds one of the world’s best sources of Vitamin E. Vitamin E is an important antioxidant that helps protect cells from damage. Additionally, almonds can lower cholesterol levels and provide sustained energy throughout the day. Almonds are also packed with protein, carbs and fats, helping to release energy throughout the day.
Adding oatmeal to the mix, another antioxidant-rich breakfast staple, will help keep you full and maintain blood sugar levels. This is because oatmeal is a great source of fiber, which is beneficial for maintaining energy and avoiding spikes and crashes throughout the day.
Incorporating bananas into a smoothie is a tasty way to get potassium, which helps give you energy in the morning. Bananas also aid digestion and lower the risk of Type 2 Diabetes, just like the oats.
If you like your smoothies creamy, the Greek yogurt will add sweetness and create a thicker texture that provides protein and probiotics for a healthy gut. This recipe calls for honey-flavored yogurt, but feel free to switch up the yogurt at any time (vanilla is another option that fits well with this mix!)
The smoothie’s simplicity and versatility make it suitable for both adults and children. Whether you’re sharing it with your family or sneaking a cup for yourself, this smoothie is sure to be a daily boost of goodness.
Bottom line – this easy banana oatmeal smoothie offers a convenient and healthy way to start your day. With the combination of almonds, oatmeal, bananas, and Greek yogurt, you’ll enjoy a smoothie that is not only delicious but also packed with essential nutrients.
Banana Oatmeal Smoothie
- 2 Chiquita® Bananas ripened
- 1/3 cup lowfat Greek honey yogurt
- 1/2 cup cooked oatmeal
- 1/3 cup almonds
- 2 cups ice
- Place bananas, yogurt, oatmeal, almonds and ice in blender. Blend 30 seconds or until smoothie thickens.