Banana Oatmeal Breakfast Smoothie

Banana Oatmeal Breakfast Smoothie

Banana Oatmeal Breakfast Smoothie is perfect for those busy mornings. 5 simple ingredients, a quick blend and you are ready for your day. I love making these before my morning workouts, they keep me full and give me plenty of energy!

Oatmeal, a banana, peanut butter, milk, and ice cubes, are thrown into the blender and blended until smooth. Talk about easy 🙂

As simple as the ingredients are I just wanted to note that if you are using peanut butter I recommend a brand that is 100% peanuts (or make your own). For 2 reasons I recommend this, first for your health it is a good idea to avoid any sneaky sugars and/or preservatives. The second reason is the environment, most peanut butters on the market include palm oil. The production of palm oil is causing large scale deforestation pushing many animals to extinction like orangutans and tigers, to learn more check out Say No To Palm Oil. So for both of these reasons I always get Crazy Richards 100% Natural Creamy Peanut Butter, it is so yummy!

Banana Oatmeal Breakfast Smoothie

Banana Oatmeal Breakfast Smoothie

Banana Oatmeal Breakfast Smoothie

Don’t forget to check out my video for Banana Oatmeal Breakfast Smoothie!


• Old Fashioned Oats, Quick Oats, or Steel Cut Oats will all work well in this smoothie

• Banana Oatmeal Breakfast Smoothie calls for peanut butter but feel free to use whatever nut/seed butter of your choosing.

• Sometimes on days where I need a little extra energy I add extra peanut butter.

• Same goes for the milk as the peanut butter, I use regular cows milk but whatever you choose will work.

• This is a single serve recipe and is most easily made with a single serve blender, although any blender will work. I have a ninja blender that works amazing, I can use the easy single serve cup in the morning and then throw on the to-go cover that came with it and take it with me.

Banana Oatmeal Breakfast Smoothie

Banana Oatmeal Breakfast Smoothie

Yield: 1 smoothie
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 3 minutes

an easy breakfast smoothie made from banana, oats, and peanut butter


  • 1/4 cup oats (quick oats or old fashioned oats work great here)
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter (or nut/seed butter of your choosing)
  • 1 banana
  • 4-5 ice cubes


  1. Add oatmeal, milk, peanut butter, banana, and ice cubes to blender.
  2. Blend about 1 minute until smooth. Enjoy immediately.


**Nutritional data is automated, final nutritional information will depend on ingredients used and any changes made.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 387.03Total Fat: 15.87gSaturated Fat: 5.42gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 83.78mgCarbohydrates: 52.49gFiber: 5.85gSugar: 25.27gProtein: 13.24g
Nutritional data is automated, final nutritional information will depend on ingredients used and any changes made.

Peace & Love

Lauren ‘The Schmidty Wife’

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This post was updated 05/14/17 to include the Banana Oatmeal Breakfast Smoothie Video.

52 Replies to “Banana Oatmeal Breakfast Smoothie”

  1. How many calories does this smoothie have

    1. Hi Charlene, I currently do not have the nutrition background to post the calorie count, but you can sign up for a free My Fitness Pall account at and enter the recipe in and it will give you a calorie count a nutritional breakdown! Hope you enjoy the smoothie!

      1. Can I add flax or chia seeds? How much?

        1. You can definitely add flax or chia seeds! I’d start out with just a little and add more to taste, I’d start at 1/2 teaspoon to 1 teaspoon and go up from there.

  2. What kind f oatmeal do you use ?

    1. Hi Colleen, I use old fashioned oats but any kind of steel cut or instant oats will work as well!

  3. What if you don’t like nutbutter?

    1. Hi Juana! If nut butter doesn’t work for you you could try seed butter, specifically sunflower seed butter would taste great in this smoothie!

  4. I have to say that this is my favorite smoothie! So quick and easy and delicious. Thank you so much for sharing it with us.

    1. Thank You so much Rachel! 🙂

  5. I know this may seem like a silly question.. lol but do you make the oatmeal first or just put in the oats to the blender?

    1. Just put the oats straight into the blender!

  6. If you don’t want to use peanut butter, would a handful of unsalted roasted peanuts (or other seeds/nuts) work just as well? What about using another fruit (berries)? Bananas are not my favorite.

  7. Saw this on Pinterest. I do a similar smoothie in the morning many times and it is very kid friendly. Easy to add things like raw spinach and flaxseed for extra nutrition and no change in taste. Taste good also with rice milk if people are dairy free.

  8. Hello. I’m really looking forward to having this very soon. Do you put the old fashioned oats right from the container or cook the oats first. This looks so delis and sp pretty. Thank you!

    1. Hi Sandy! You put the oats straight into the Smoothie uncooked. Hope you enjoy!

  9. I found this recipe interesting. But the sugar content is too high . How come it has 25 g sugar? All I see is one banana which is sweet.

    1. Hi there, Nutritional data is automated, final nutritional information will depend on ingredients used and any changes made. So different kinds of peanut butter and milk might hold different amounts of sugar depending on what kind you use. Thanks.

  10. I have made this multiple times now. Usually I dont use icecubes, i have frozen banana instead. I Also use regular dairy milk. Works fine.

    I Think this is close to my New favorit breakfast

    1. Great idea using a frozen banana!

  11. Have you tried making enough of it one day for the week?

    1. Hey Amanda, I don’t think making it ahead of time would work because it would separate. Unless you plan on freezing it, you might be able to freeze it in an ice cube tray and then re-blend it when you want it.

      1. Paula S Kline says: Reply

        Why not freeze in Popsicle form for a frozen smoothie on the go?

  12. Oh this is great ! Sooo good . A new twist to my Oatmeal and fruit breakfast.

    1. Thanks! Glad you enjoyed it!

  13. Karren Egstad says: Reply

    I absolutely love this shake I have one everyday I wouldn’t change a thing !!

    1. I am so glad you love it Karren! 🙂

  14. Food.ilove99 says: Reply

    So you don’t cook the oats before putting them in the blender?

  15. So you don’t cook the oats before putting them in the blender?

    1. Nope, just put them in uncooked!

  16. How do I print the recipe on a Android

  17. Do you think it would be OK to make it the night before If it’s getting eaten first thing in the morning?

    1. Hi Leah, I wouldn’t recommend it because chances are the smoothie would probably separate into layers and you’d have to re-blend it anyway. Although you could pre-measure out the Oats, Peanut Butter, and Banana and place it in a ziplock or container and just add the additional ingredients the next morning and then blend it together. Great question!

  18. I dont see the amounts for each ingredient.

    1. Hi Amanda, sorry about! There was a glitch with the recipe card. It should be back up and running now!

  19. Holly Binswanger says: Reply

    Thanks so much for commenting on the issues surrounding palm oil! We make our own peanut butter for the same reasons. Can’t wait to try your recipe!

  20. How did you get the banana slices to stick to the inside of the glass so symmetrically? That looks cool!

    1. Thanks! The banana actually sticks pretty well to the side of the glass, you just have to be careful when you pour over it!

  21. I use this same recipe, except I use almond milk and I add two scoops of Ovaltine. So yummy with the Ovaltine!

    1. Oh that does sound yummy!

  22. It’s delicious, thank you for sharing. I used unsweetened vanilla almond milk in place of the milk. I convinced my 13 year old son with autism to taste it, he usually won’t eat anything but chicken nuggets and fries, and he said he would drink it If I make it with Nutella. That’s a win in my book. So thank you again!

    1. Hi Tina! Thank you so much for taking time to leave a comment it means a lot to me, and it makes me so happy that your son would try it, I hope he will drink it again!!

  23. Patricia ive says: Reply

    How Manny calories are in this on am on ww

    1. It will be about 387, the calories and the rest of the nutrition information are at the bottom of the recipe card under the notes.

  24. A simple go-to breakfast smoothie. Has become one my favorites to make.

    1. So glad you enjoy in Angelica!! Thanks for taking time to leave a comment!

  25. Do you have to use ice cubes? Can I just use plain water or something else? And also how long dose this drink keep you full for?

    1. I would suggest using ice cubes because that will keep it the proper smoothie consistency. And this smoothie has a decent amount of protein and fiber which help keep people full, but each person is a little different so I can’t say an exact amount of time this will keep you personally feeling full, but it seems to keep most people satisfied a few hours.

  26. I have to make this the night before as I’m up at 5:30am. Will this keep if I make it the night before?

    1. I wouldn’t recommend making it the night before as it will separate before you get a chance to drink it.

  27. I really love this recipe! I use unsweetened almond milk and natural peanut butter to cut back on sugar. I added a bit of cinnamon for a little extra flavor. This will be a regular of mine. Thanks!

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