Bored with the same old summer breakfast? This healthy Berry Smoothie with Oatmeal makes an excellent healthy breakfast blackberry smoothie or snack that will taste delicious and keep you full for hours.
I usually eat eggs for breakfast, but lately I have been bored with having eggs all the time! So I decided to experiment with a hearty breakfast smoothie, and came up with this Berry Smoothie with Oatmeal.
Adding oatmeal to the smoothie give it a nutritional boost, thickens it, and adds quite a bit of fiber that will help you stay full longer. I could taste the oats, but it was a nice subtle flavor that went well with the berries.
This smoothie is dairy free and vegan since it is made with almond milk. It also has no banana, since although banana makes a smoothie creamy, it sometimes overwhelms the more delicate fruit flavors that berries provide.
Which berries are best in a berry smoothie?
This smoothie used blackberries, which are one of my favorite berries. It would be easy to use either raspberries, strawberries, or a mixture of all three berries instead and would not affect the recipe.
Blueberries are my favorite berry and they are super healthy too, with lots of antioxidants and health benefits. They aren’t nearly as sweet as other berry types though, so I probably would add a little more sugar or honey if I was using blueberries for this smoothie. Either fresh or frozen fruit works well in a Berry Smoothie.
Do you have to cook oatmeal before putting it in smoothies?
Using raw oatmeal in a smoothie is fine. Oatmeal adds complex carbohydrates and fiber to a smoothie, so it can make your feel more full. Some people don’t like the texture that dry oats add to a smoothie however.
If you soak them in almond milk or water for an hour or so before you make the smoothie they will blend better and your smoothie will have a smoother texture. I just use them dry however, or soak them for only a few minutes. Of course you can also use cooked oatmeal in a smoothie if you prefer the taste and texture.
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Berry Smoothie with Oatmeal
This healthy Berry Smoothie with Oatmeal makes an excellent healthy breakfast blackberry smoothie or snack that will taste delicious and keep you full for hours.
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1/2 cup ice
- 1 Tablespoon honey or brown sugar
- 1/2 cup frozen berries - blackberries, strawberries, raspberries
- Put the oats in a blender and blend for 30 seconds to make the oats powdery. Or, if you prefer, add the almond milk with the oats and let soak for 15 minutes to an hour to soften the oats before making the smoothie.
- Add the almond milk, ice, sugar or honey and berries and blend.
- Add 1/4 of water if you the smoothie is too thick and mix some more.
Nutrition facts are estimates.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 283Sodium: 329mgCarbohydrates: 52gFiber: 8gSugar: 21gProtein: 7g
22 thoughts on “Berry Smoothie with Oatmeal”
I love blackberries, but rarely buy them as my boys gobble them up before I can enjoy. I might need to pick up a package and freeze them off to try making this smoothie.
Yum! This sounds so delicious! I often forget how delicious and filling it can be to add oats to smoothies. This sounds like a winning combo! Thanks for the recipe!
What a great idea and luscious looking smoothie! I have never really tried blackberries as the sole flavor of a smoothie, but I’ll definitely try this. And oatmeal is an interesting idea as well!
We’ve been on a smoothie kick of late as well! I’m not much of a breakfast gal, but I can do a smoothie! My kids LOVE smoothies
This looks awesome and the pics are beautiful. I am kind of addicted to smoothies. Can I make a suggestion, if you are interested in adding even more nutrition? I came across a new product a few months ago. Blendfresh! Purple fruits and veggies you can add to it. check it out if you like. Pinning this!
Janine @ mylampisfull
This is a fabulous Smoothie! Hope you have a very special Mothers Day weekend and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday this week.
This sounds delicious, I’m a smoothie fan. Thanks so much for sharing your recipe with Foodie Friends Friday party this weekend. I’ll be pinning and sharing this weekend.
We look forward to seeing you again soon with another delicious recipe.
This looks super yummy, pinning it!
I want a ninja blending system, this looks delicious!
Looks delicious! I also get bored with eggs sometimes, but if I don’t have something substantial I get hungry before lunch. I guess I need to give this a try.
This sounds so good- I never would have thought to add oatmeal to a smoothie but it make sense.
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What a gorgeous smoothie! I’ll bet this would be delicious with the triple berry blend I have in my freezer too!
Oh goodness, does this sound delicious! I love anything with blackberries so I will definitely be trying this! Pinned and tweeted. Thanks for sharing over at Merry Monday, hope to see you again next week!
This is such a pretty smoothie! I love the blackberries and oatmeal in here!
YUM! I love breakfast smoothies! I will definitely have to try adding oats to my next smoothie. I am a huge green smoothie junkie, but you can’t go wrong with blackberries. Ever. Thank you for sharing 🙂
Mmmm … this looks so easy and yummy! I will have to try it sometime soon – I love smoothies:) ~Sarah visiting from Radical Femininity
Yum! I don’t really like blackberries on their own, but I love them when they’re a part of a dish and this sounds perfect!
Looks splendid! Healthy too! I can’t wait to try it! I am a self proclaimed smoothie junkie! Thanks for the recipe 🙂
I made this with vanilla yogurt instead of almond milk and fresh blackberries instead of frozen. It is yummy!
I love your tip to soak the oats before putting them in the smoothie. I can’t wait to try it
What can I use instead of almond milk?
Coconut milk or coconut water, oat milk… very creamy.