I love this Strawberry Cream Oatmeal Smoothie! It’s super simple, full of healthy, natural ingredients and is ready in a shake! And you don’t need any frozen ingredients! Bonus. At least if you’re like me and forget to freeze fruit for smoothies and normally don’t keep frozen fruit in the freezer.
Speaking of shakes, these taste just like one! But even better, there’s no strange ingredients, sweeteners or other things in Strawberry Cream Oatmeal Smoothies to worry about like you might find in so many of the commercial varieties. It’s just pure and natural ingredients so I feel good about that! It’s made with all commonly found ingredients, too, which I love. I hate having to track down (and pay more for) “healthy” ingredients. Sometimes, I think we can forget all the regular old food items that are so healthy for us and these smoothies fall right into that category.
about strawberry cream smoothies:
I’m a huge fan of oatmeal and you might be, too, once you read what The World’s Healthiest Foods has to say about it. But don’t you get tired, every now and then of Overnight Oats, Muesli and Granola? I do love making my own of any of those recipes so I get to customize all those flavors, but I def need a change up now and then. That’s when I turn to this smoothie.
This smoothie has all the oatmeal I could want per serving, and not only is oatmeal so good for you (and cheap) you can count on the extra fiber to fill you up and help lend some balance to the fruit! Then there is yogurt and another liquid of choice to make it all thin enough to blend. That’s going to add a little more protein. Hey, I’ll take that, too!
Both of those help balance this smoothie in a way that you are not gonna get in your standard fruit smoothies. Honestly, they taste delish (but so does this!) but can be sugar bombs in the morning. And you’re gonna need more than just sugar to get you through the morning and all the way to lunchtime.
But since we’re talking about taste, you’re gonna love how this smoothie tastes! It really is like a creamy, dreamy strawberry shake and the fruit flavor comes through along with just a bit of tang from the yogurt. Trust me that this is gonna be your new favorite breakfast! Notice that there is no sweetener in these smoothies; I’m pretty much used to drinking them that way but feel free to add in a little honey, sugar or another sweetener of your choice. A spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go down, right:!
can i make this in other flavors with different fruits?:
So far I’ve only made this smoothie with berries and stone fruit like mangoes, peaches, and nectarines. All of them have worked very well. Some of them might even benefit from a few spices but since the cream/fruit combo is so fabulous I haven’t experimented too much. Let me know if you do!! 🙂
Fruits that have textures beyond these of soft fruits like berries and stone fruit might have different liquid levels so feel free to experiment but keep that in mind. You might need to add a little more or a little less of your liquid of choice to compensate for the different liquid levels of the fruit.
If you choose to use frozen berries or fruits, that works, too. Again, you might need to change the amount of liquid but probably use a little more because frozen fruit will blend up thicker.
strawberry cream smoothies can be a great “save”:
Keep Strawberry Cream Smoothies in mind when you’ve made too much oatmeal and have a dab leftover; make smoothies the next day. Or maybe you left a jar of Overnight Oats sit in the fridge too long and even though you know it’s still good, it isn’t looking too tempting. Toss it in the blender for a smoothie.
Think smoothie, too, if you’ve left your strawberries or other fresh fruit a little too long in the fridge (that’s my hand waving – guilty) and need to use them or lose them, asap.
saving money on strawberry cream oatmeal smoothies:
As far as buying fruit, I find great prices at Costco and Aldi, and you should always watch your grocery sales, too. Sometimes the grocery store sales prices beat out both the superstores and Aldi, sometimes not. Frozen is always a decent alternative.
Stock up on oatmeal in the fall, buy it in bulk when it’s cheapest or look for sales with coupons at the grocery. You might find it on sale during holidays that are known for brunches: Mother’s Day & Easter. I’m no sure when it happened, but I’ve recently noticed that National Oatmeal Month is February and there are all kinds of sales and coupons if you use them.
If you’d like to see my post Win at the Grocery, you’ll see links to all the major holidays and what you might expect to see on sale.Print
Strawberry Cream Oatmeal Smoothie
Strawberry Cream Oatmeal Smoothies taste good and good for you! There is a bit of texture from the oats.
- Prep Time: 5
- Total Time: 5
- Yield: 2 servings 1x
- 1 cup strawberries, stems removed
- 1/2 cup oats (cooked or uncooked)
- 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup liquid of choice, milk, nut milk, juice, etc,
For a smoother smoothie, if using raw oats, add to blender & pulse until broken to small bits.
Add the rest of the ingredients and blend.
Makes about 2 cups.
This is a great recipe if you happen to have a little oatmeal leftover from a previous day’s breakfast.