Total Time: 5 minutes
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This Banana Oatmeal Smoothie is ridiculously tasty and is packed full of super nutritious, healthy ingredients.
If you’re short of time for breakfast, a smoothie is a great idea and much healthier than many of your other quick options.
Let’s face it, most breakfast cereals available are absolute garbage and disgracefully misleading in terms of their health benefits. Most are laced with refined sugar and contain simple, refined carbs which should ideally be avoided altogether.
Even the majority of cereals marketed as ‘healthy’, such as brown, bran based products and ‘special’ weight loss cereals are often full of added sugar which is tantamount to miss-selling.
Same goes for breakfast cereal bars. Absolute garbage! Should not even be considered as food!
There is one absolutely awesome exception to this rule on cereals: oatmeal!
The health benefits of oatmeal are many and include some major ones such as support in reducing cholesterol, fighting colon cancer and reducing blood pressure (1). To boot, given the high fibre content and the complex carb make up, oatmeal is extremely satiating and can be really helpful if you’re looking to lose a few pounds (2).
The other healthy ingredients should need need introduction.
Bananas are simply awesome and are a perfect for smoothies are they help thicken them up a bit.
Dates on the other hand may not be as healthy as they seem as they’re pretty much all carbs and very high in simple sugars. That said, they are still a whole food and are associated with an abundance of health benefits such as supporting bone health, digestion and even improving sexual stamina!
Cinnamon adds a nice finishing touch as it’s a superfood in it’s own right and tastes amazing, perfect for a breakfast smoothie.
With all that being said, whilst this is most definitely a healthy smoothie, it’s a tad high in calories so make sure you don’t over do it with the measurements.
Banana Oatmeal Smoothie Ingredients
- 2 tablespoons oats
- 1 small banana
- 50g fat free natural yoghurt
- 240 ml skimmed milk
- 2 dates, dried & pitted (about 20g)
Tips & alternatives
If you’re are looking to take advantage of the post resistance training anabolic window, adding whey powder to your smoothie is a simple way to turn this into an awesome post workout smoothie.
And if you’re interested in learning more about superfoods, we have a growing archive of articles in our superfood series collection. Check out the one already listed on cinnamon and for more on oatmeal, head over to our oats so simple article.
Finally, if you like this Banana Oatmeal Smoothie, check out our other awesome smoothie recipes as there’s some pretty cool ones to try.