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Oatmeal Banana Smoothie, How To Make A Healthy Smoothie For Breakfast

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Smoothies are a great way to eat a light, nutrient packed meal with as minimal effort as possible.

When you don’t feel like chewing your food, when you just want to eat something light in the morning, this filling oatmeal smoothie is perfect as a meal replacement.

Try this healthy oatmeal banana smoothie for breakfast today.

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Are Smoothies Healthy?

Generally, smoothies are healthy for you. However, it all depends on what’s in your smoothie. Smoothies made with good ingredients are healthy and good for you.

The goodness of your smoothies depends on what you put in it. The more healthy ingredients you put in your smoothie, the better it is for you.

If you can avoid adding excess sugar or sweetener to your smoothie, the healthier it’ll be for you.

Are Smoothies Good For You?

Absolutely, smoothies are great for you. This oatmeal banana smoothie in particular is made with wholesome ingredients such as old fashioned rolled oats, almond milk, greek yogurt, vanilla extract, banana and chia seeds.

This healthy breakfast smoothie is a good source of carbohydrate and lean protein. Also, it’s suitable for vegans and makes a great post-workout drink too.

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How To Make This Healthy Smoothie

This oatmeal banana smoothie is made with wholesome ingredients. It combines grains, fruits, seeds, dairy and milk together for a tasty and filling breakfast smoothie.

Making this smoothie is as simple as blending all the ingredients together in a blender. But before doing that, you have to soak the oats in water for at least 10mins.

Soaking the oats in water before blending helps to breakdown the phytic acid in the oats. Phytic acid is an enzyme that can cause digestive issues and bind to important minerals, reducing your body’s ability to absorb these nutrients.

If you blend the oats without soaking them first, it may cause digestive problems and make it harder on your stomach to digest.

Once the oats has been soaked, you can pour it into the blender with the rest of the ingredients and blend until smooth.

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Are Smoothies Good For Weight Loss?

Yes and No. Drinking smoothies can help you lose weight, if you’re in a calorie deficit. Weight loss is not dependent on drinking smoothies but on reducing your overall calorie intake.

For weight loss, prioritise being in a calorie deficit regardless of whether you drink smoothies or not.

This oatmeal banana smoothie can help you lose weight because it contains a good amount of fibre(9g) and is less than 500 calories. But, if you drink this low calorie smoothie and still manage to consume more calories throughout the day than you burn, you won’t lose weight.

Generally, to lose weight aim to be in a calorie deficit. This means you should try to burn more calories than you consume through your diet.

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Oatmeal Banana Smoothie Ingredients

This smoothie uses a mix of wholegrain, diary, fruit, seeds and plant milk to bring this oatmeal banana smoothie to life. Most of the ingredients can be easily purchased in your local store but use the link below to get the oats and chia seeds.

  • 50g Bob’s Red Mill Oats: This flakey oats are gluten-free and incredibly nutritious. It’s a source of fibre and has 6g of lean protein per 50g Oats. The fibre content in this old fashioned oats helps you feel fuller longer and contributes to weight loss.
  • 100g Greek yogurt: Greek yogurt adds thickness and increases the protein content of this smoothie.
  • 100ml Almond mik: Almond milk adds extra creaminess to this smoothie. A great source of vitamin E and calcium.
  • 1medium Banana: Banana is used to sweeten this smoothie. As it’s a fruit, it gives this oatmeal smoothie a naturally sweet taste. Also it provides essential minerals like potassium and magnesium.
  • 1tsp Vanilla extract: Vanilla adds flavour and sweetness to this oatmeal banana smoothie. If you don’t like vanilla in your smoothie, feel free to ignore this ingredient.
  • 200ml Water: Water helps the ingredients to mix well and blend together.
  • 1tsp Chia seeds: Chia seeds adds more fibre and protein to help fill you up as you drink this smoothie. Only a small amount is used in this smoothie to avoid consuming too much chia seeds at once.

Oatmeal Banana Smoothie

Recipe by Ola IpayeCourse: smoothie, BreakfastCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

1

servings
Prep time

15

minutes
Cooking time

5

minutes
Calories

468

kcal
Total time

20

minutes

This healthy breakfast smoothie is a good source of carbohydrate and lean protein. Also, it’s suitable for vegans and makes a great post-workout drink too.

Ingredients

Directions

  • Soak the oats in water for 10mins.
  • Place the frozen banana, soaked oats with water, greek yogurt, almond milk and vanilla extract into a blender.
  • Blend until smooth. Serve and top with 1tsp of chia seeds.
  • Enjoy your oatmeal banana smoothie.

Recipe Video

Notes

  • If you want your oatmeal banana smoothie to be slightly cold, make sure to use a frozen banana.

Nutrition Facts

1 servings per container


  • Amount Per ServingCalories468
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 18g 28%
    • Saturated Fat 8g 40%
  • Sodium 1.004mg 1%
  • Total Carbohydrate 60g 20%
    • Dietary Fiber 9g 36%
    • Sugars 26g
  • Protein 13g 26%

  • Calcium 728.4%
  • Iron 1.6%

* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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Conclusion

As you now know, smoothies are great for you. When making your smoothie, just make sure you avoid as much added sugars as possible.

Use healthy food sources in your smoothie such as grains, fresh or frozen fruits, dairy or plant based milk, and seeds. The more healthy ingredients you use in your smoothie, the healthier it will be for you.

Do you like this oatmeal banana smoothie?

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