This Oatmeal Smoothie tastes like a chocolate milkshake - It is sweet, creamy, decadent, filling, rich and made with just 5 ingredients.
Smoothies are hearty, filling, makes a healthy snack or ideal as a post workout drink. It is made using healthy ingredients but also tastes like a decadent milkshake and is especially fabulous in the heat of summer like this strawberry lassi.
This chocolate smoothie has got just the right creamy texture and beautiful chocolate flavor like this walnut smoothie recipe. With only a few wholesome ingredients, this shake comes together quickly in your blender, and is also made without peanut butter or any any nuts, making it allergy friendly.
Why you'll love this?
- It's like dessert in a glass!
- Frozen bananas will give a frothy and creamy texture just like a decadent chocolate milkshake.
- It's filling and satisfying until lunch time.
- Perfect smoothie recipe for the pick eaters in your life.
Scroll down to the recipe card below for full information on ingredients and amounts.
With just a few basic ingredients you can make a healthy and delicious milkshake.
- Oatmeal - As for what type of oats to use, you can use any kind you have on hand since it is ground in the blender. I like old fashioned or rolled oats but quick oats will work just as fine. Stay away from steel cut variety, as it will be hard to blend and is more difficult to digest when raw.
- Banana - Use ripe or overripe bananas. They’re sweeter and creamier!
- Milk - Just the right amount of milk makes this chocolate smoothie blend up perfectly. Use full fat or low fat milk.
- Cocoa powder - We used Hershey's 100% cocoa.
- Honey - For sweetness
- Vanilla extract - Elevates it to taste like a dessert shake.
Pro Tip: Ounce for ounce, cocoa powder has more cocoa solids and hence more chocolate flavor than any other type of chocolate.
- Make it plant based or vegan by using almond or oat milk and maple syrup instead of honey.
- Add a dollop of peanut butter or almond butter for added protein and creaminess.
- Add ¼ teaspoon cinnamon instead of vanilla extract.
- Use frozen banana for an ultra-creamy milkshake like consistency.
- Add a small scoop of your favorite protein powder.
How to make?
You can find full printable recipe below, but here is a quick overview of the procedure along with step-by-step photos.
1 & 2. Add old fashioned rolled oats, banana and milk into a blender.
Pro tip: Use rolled, old-fashioned or instant oats in the oatmeal smoothie recipe. Rolled variety is oat groats that has been steamed and ﬂattened whereas instant oats is generally made from rolled oats that has been pre-cooked, dried, and then chopped (refer more details here).
3. Add cocoa powder, honey and vanilla extract.
Tip: Fresh or frozen bananas are great for thickening smoothies and they pair well with chocolate smoothie with the rich caramel flavor. They are also a rich source of complex carbs and provide a steady stream of energy (refer more details here).
4. Blend until smooth and creamy.
How to Store?
Unlike other smoothie recipes which can be refrigerated for couple of days, this recipe is best enjoyed fresh! The blended oats tend to absorb the liquid and make the oatmeal smoothie much more thicker.
But, don't you worry. This recipe makes just one serving and hence no leftovers!
To Freeze - You can also freeze the blended drink in an ice cube tray or freezer-safe container.
- Blenders to use – A high speed blender like Vitamix or NutriBullet is great for milkshakes. Nutri bullet was perfect to make this single serve recipe.
- Oats - Use rolled, old fashioned or quick cooking. Stay away from steel cut.
Yes, oats is perfectly safe and gives the drink a thick and creamy texture. It also adds health benefits particularly soluble fiber, leaving you full and satisfied all morning. However, steel cut oats will not work in a smoothie recipe.
You can find two types of cocoa in the market - Dutch processed and natural variety.
Natural cocoa is acidic with an intense flavor and lighter in color whereas, dutch processed has a milder, less bitter flavor and more darker in color. In general, we like the less harsh dutch processed cocoa in this oatmeal smoothie recipe for a well rounded and smooth tasting drink.
More smoothie recipes to try
- Add all ingredients into a blender, blend and pour into a tall glass. Enjoy!
Nutritional information, based on third-party calculations, should be seen as estimates, not guarantees, as various factors like product types, brands, processing methods, and more can alter the nutritional content in recipes.
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