This delicious oat milk smoothie with blueberries, banana and pear is a perfect breakfast smoothie to start your day. Dairy-free and full of plant based protein and fibre to keep you fuller for longer.
Oat milk smoothie is my favourite breakfast smoothie to enjoy during the warmer months when I don't always feel like a big breakfast yet still want to have something filling and nutritious for that great start to the day.
Oat milk is my favourite plant based milk due to its neutral flavour and creamy consistency which makes it fantastic plant based substitution for dairy milk and also great in smoothies!
If you like this fruity oat milk smoothie, check out my slightly more veggie based Beetroot Smoothie (also made with oat milk)!
✔️ Why you'll love this recipe!
- Quick and easy to make, low effort recipe.
- Bircher muesli in a smoothie and without overnight wait.
- Nutritious and filling.
- Dairy-free, vegan and full of plant based protein & fibre.
- Will keep you full and satisfied throughout the morning.
- Easy to adapt with your favourite fruit combinations.
📝Ingredients and substitutes
Here's what you'll need to make my Oat Milk Smoothie:
Oat milk - Feel free to use your favourite oat milk in this smoothie. I like to go for the organic variety but you could go for regular or unsweetened type both of which are usually fortified with calcium and vitamin d.
You could use different plant based milk here (almond or cashew milk would make good alternatives) but expect slightly different result.
Oats - To add some substance, fibre and protein to my smoothie I like to include some oats which make this oat milk smoothie a perfect instant bircher (overnight oats) smoothie without the wait.
Chia Seeds, Ground Flaxseed (Linseed) & Hemp Seeds - I like to include variety of my favourite seeds, full of extra nutritional benefits like healthy fats, protein, fibre and more.
Use whatever you've got, you can always mix and match as I did here or go with just one. You can also leave these out if you don't happen to have any.
Banana - One super ripe banana will add natural sweetness as well as creaminess to the smoothie. On really hot days I highly recommend using frozen banana (I always keep some in the freezer).
Pear - Ripe, juicy pear works so well in this smoothie. If you're not a fan of pears you could use apple, peach, nectarine or few apricots (the riper the better).
Blueberries - Really nutritious and make fantastic combination with banana and pear. You could of course use other berries you've got to hand instead.
Almond Butter - Protein in almond butter will help keeping you full. You could use peanut butter or any other nut or seed butter here instead.
Sweetener - Personally, I find this smoothie sweet enough (as long as you use really ripe fruit) but if you need that extra sweetness simply add some maple syrup, agave syrup or throw in couple of pitted dates to get the level of sweetness that's right for you.
🔪 How to make Oat Milk Smoothie
Ingredient quantities & detailed instructions to be found in recipe card at the bottom of the post.
Put blueberries, banana (sliced or broken into chunks), cored and roughly chopped pear, seeds, nut butter, oats and oat milk into a blender (preferably high speed) and blend until smooth.
Depending on the type of blender you use you might need to stop it and scrape down the sides to ensure everything is blended properly. You might also want to add some extra oat milk (depending on how thick you like your smoothie to be).
Taste and adjust sweetens to your liking by adding some maple or agave syrup or throwing in couple of pitted dates.
Blend some more and serve!
I would recommend high-speed blender (especially if you'd like to blend frozen banana or perhaps add some ice cubes).
I think you could even use simple immersion (stick) blender as long as there are no frozen items. Consistency might not be as smooth but it will do the job.
Oat milk smoothie can be stored in the fridge for up to 2 days although it's simply the best consumed immediately.
This recipe makes two portions and I usually have it over two days.
It might thicken slightly and there might be some discolouration but you can adjust consistency with some extra oat milk plus giving a smoothie a good stir or a quick blend.
There are so many possible flavour variations to this simple oat milk smoothie so feel free to treat my recipe as a template.
As long as you stick roughly to the amount of fruit suggested, you can mix and match your fruit and create your own flavour combinations:
- Strawberry Banana
- Mango Pineapple
- Strawberry Mango
- Raspberry Apple
- Peach Mango
- Orange Nectarine
There are so many options!
I would always add banana to my smoothie (no matter what flavour variation) for its natural sweetness and helping with creaminess but if you're not a fan simply increase the amount of other fruit or add some of your favourite plant based yogurt.
Try adding a touch of vanilla extract to your smoothie for that extra something special.
Few ice cubes will give your smoothie that cool slushie vibe!
💭 Pro Tips
Don't be afraid to experiment! This recipe is just a template and so easy to adapt!
Use frozen fruit or add ice cubes when weather is really hot for the most refreshing yet nutritious meal in a glass! Make sure your blender can handle frozen stuff first though!
Sweeten to your liking! Depending on the fruit you use and also their ripeness, you might want to add some sweetener to your smoothie. Follow your palate!
This will depend on the brand you use. It should specifically state gluten-free on the carton otherwise it's not as it might be processed/packaged in the factory where it could be contaminated with products containing gluten.
Personally, I prefer my smoothie as fresh as possible but yes you can!
I would suggest freezing it in ice cube trays as it makes it easy to re-blend it from frozen and in the quantity required (in the high speed blender).
Alternatively, you can defrost it on the countertop or in the fridge overnight and re-blend it using whatever blender you've got available.
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Oat Milk Smoothie (Blueberries, Banana & Pear)
- 1 very ripe banana peeled and sliced or broken into chunks
- 1 ripe and juicy pear cored and roughly chopped
- 150 g fresh blueberries
- 300 ml oat milk or more depending on your desired consistency
- 40 g porridge or jumbo oats
- 2 tablespoon almond butter or your favourite nut or seed butter
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds Feel free to mix and match the seeds, use all three, just one or leave them out.
- 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed (linseed)
- 1 tablespoon shelled hemp seeds
- Sweeteners of choice if required - maple syrup, agave syrup, pitted dates etc.
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ice cubes for that super cold, slushie effect
- Plant based protein powder of your choice.
- Put blueberries, banana (sliced or broken into chunks), cored and roughly chopped pear, seeds, nut butter, oats and oat milk into a blender (preferably high speed) and blend until smooth.
- Depending on the type of blender you use you might need to stop it and scrape down the sides to ensure everything is blended properly. You might also want to add some extra oat milk (depending on how thick you like your smoothie to be).
- Taste and adjust sweetens to your liking by adding some maple or agave syrup or throwing in couple of pitted dates.
- Blend some more, serve and enjoy!
- Nutritional information is approximate, per serving based on two servings and it doesn't include optional extras but it does include all three types of seeds from the ingredients list.
- For possible substitutes see: Ingredients and Substitutes and also Variations.
- Oat milk smoothie is best when consumed fresh but can be stored in the fridge for up to 2 days. It might thicken up and discolour so you might need to add extra oat milk or some water and give it a quick blend.