Don’t have time to sit down and eat breakfast? Whip up this Banana Oat Smoothie for a satisfying breakfast on the go. Just dump, blend and run!
I ran a poll a few week’s back on Instagram and asked you guys what kind of recipes you’re looking for, and two were clear winners – Quick Dinners and On the Go Breakfast Recipes. Given that I already have a quite a few recipes that fit the Quick Dinner category (Healthy Chicken Tacos are my go-to), I thought I’d turn my focus to brekkie.
I usually eat a cooked breakfast every morning, so naturally I tend to gravitate towards those types of recipes. But I’ve heard you loud and clear – and I’m on a mission to bring you guys some easy breakfasts you can take on the run.
First up – this Banana Oat Smoothie. It’s a dump, blend and run recipe. All you need is 2 minutes and you’ll be out the door. And you can easily double, triple etc. the recipe if you have more mouths to feed!
I like to think of this recipe as my Banana Oatmeal in liquid form!
1. What milk can I use?
ANY! Just use a milk you actually enjoy. I generally use cow’s milk because I’m not allergic to it and I prefer the taste to almond or coconut.
2. What yoghurt can I use?
I use a plain greek yoghurt, but you could use a regular plain or vanilla yoghurt or even coconut yoghurt in it’s place.
3. What if I don’t have frozen banana?
I like to use frozen banana slices in my smoothies as it makes them super cold and creamy. But if your bananas aren’t frozen, don’t worry. Just throw in some ice cubes before blending your smoothie and it will still be delicious!
4. Can I leave out chia seeds?
Absolutely. I put chia seeds in all my smoothies because it’s something I always have on hand but don’t run to the store to buy a bag just for this. If you’ve got flax at home, sub for this. Otherwise, just leave it out altogether! It will still taste amazing without them.
5. Why is sweetener optional?
I tend to use a greek yoghurt that’s already naturally sweetened so that seems to be enough sweetness for me. Plus the banana brings sweetness on its own. But if you take a sip and feel like it needs some more, pop a tablespoon of honey, maple or rice malt syrup in and blend again.
6. Can I make this smoothie in advance?
If you’re really pressed for time you can whip this smoothie up the night before and leave in the fridge. It will thicken overnight so you’ll need to stir in a little more milk in the morning before you drink it. And by the time you do that, you probably could have just made it the day of 😉 I promise all you need is 2 minutes and you’ll be out the door.
- 1/2 cup Rolled Oats
- 1 Banana frozen
- 2 tbsp Greek Yoghurt
- 1/2 cup Milk
- 1/4 tsp Cinnamon
- 1 tbsp Chia Seeds
- 1 tbsp Rice Malt Syrup / Brown Rice Syrup, Maple Syrup or Honey
Add all ingredients in order listed to a high speed blender, then blend on high until ingredients are well combined and the mixture has a smooth and creamy consistency.
- Use whatever milk and yoghurt you like. I use cow's milk and plain greek yoghurt.
- If you prefer your smoothies on the sweet side, add in the optional tablespoon of rice malt syrup, maple syrup or honey.
- I keep a bag of banana slices in the freezer for smoothies. If you want to make this smoothie but don't have frozen banana, just throw a few ice cubes into the blender with the mixture.
- Nutrition is a rough estimate.