If you love strawberries and cream then you’ll really enjoy this healthy strawberry oat smoothie! Bursting with juicy strawberry sweetness, energising oats and creamy protein-packed yoghurt – this quick and easy recipe is sure to become your new go-to nutritious breakfast or snack!
I’ve been on a bit of a health kick lately after overindulging on my summer holiday. For my birthday this year I received a smoothie maker and ever since then I’ve been making lots of smoothies like this Detox Green Smoothie. However, this time I wanted to experiment with some new flavours and ingredients. My friend and I recently had a catch-up dinner and after a yummy main course we wanted to treat ourselves to something for dessert. There were many decadent desserts on the menu like chocolate fudge brownie, pecan pie and classic sponge cake with cream and jam, but it was a strawberry milkshake we both picked.
Strawberries and cream desserts will forever be my favourite! 🙂
The milkshake was delicious, but I’m sure it was loaded with lots of naughty things. That’s why I decided it was time to create a smoothie inspired by the tasty milkshake and for those times when a sugar craving strikes!
This healthier alternative is creamy, smooth and just as delicious as my favourite strawberry milkshake, minus all the bad stuff. And the best part you ask? It’s also a great way of getting towards your 5 a day.
I like to use strawberry yoghurt for even more intense strawberry flavour and it also makes this smoothie a great healthy option because it’s packed with protein and healthy ingredients. You can use any flavour yoghurt you like, I used a small pot of bio yoghurt which doesn’t have any refined sugar added. Also, my strawberries were super sweet so I didn’t need to add any sweeteners, but if you feel like your smoothie needs an extra touch of sweetness you can add a little bit of honey.
It’s only recently that I’ve started adding oats to my smoothies. Adding oats means this smoothie is great for breakfast and it also helps create the perfect consistency. Strawberries are quite watery so it’s essential to add oats to make a nice creamy and thick smoothie.
Since developing this recipe I have been making it practically non-stop. I love it first thing in the morning or for a snack after coming home from a tiring day at work. You wouldn’t even guess it’s good for you because it tastes amazing.
25g (1/4 cup) oats
200g (1 cup) fresh or frozen strawberries, hulled and halved
1 x 120g pot (1/2 cup) natural or strawberry flavoured yoghurt
60ml (1/4 cup) milk
1. Place the oats in the blender and process until they are finely ground. Add the remaining ingredients and process again until smooth. Adjust consistency of smoothie with more milk then pour and serve in a glass.
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14 thoughts on “Strawberry Oat Smoothie”
What a simple, delicious looking smoothie! Yum! 🙂
Thanks Marsha! It’s one of my favourite smoothies to make currently. 🙂
Brilliant idea to add oats to smoothies, Jess! And strawberries are always a surefire winner. Love this!
Thanks Helen! Oats make a fantastic base in this smoothie. Strawberries are definitely my favourite summer berry!
I love adding oats to smoothies! Try toasting them next time before you put ’em in…the extra layer of flavor is fun. 🙂 This one looks delicious…perfect for these hot days. Also perfect for detoxing after the endless supply of desserts. Haha!
Thanks David! Great tip for toasting the oats, I’ll definitely be giving that a try next time I make this smoothie. Healthy recipes like this are great for equalling out all the decadent desserts I make! 😉
Lately I have been adding oats too to my smoothies and I love the nutty flavor they bring and keep me full till lunch time! This combo looks yum Jesscia!
Thanks Ami! Oats are brilliant in smoothies for flavour and creating a nice creamy consistency. Glad you like the recipe! 🙂
What a gorgeous smoothie, Jessica! I love the oats in here. Perfect for breakfast!
Thanks so much Gayle!
Mmm this sounds like my kind of smoothie! Love that you added oats too, for a little heartiness. I’ve got to try this!
Thanks Rachel! I’m really enjoying adding oats my smoothies at the moment as they add great flavour and texture. 🙂
This sounds like it’s right up my alley for a summer breakfast!
Thanks Tamar! It’s one of my favourite breakfast recipes. I can’t wait to experiment with some different seasonal fruits. 🙂