raspberry-banana oat smoothie

by Amy on 24 April 2012

you’re probably wondering if regular ol’ Amy has been abducted + replaced by a new, improved, healthier Amy. i mean, two healthy, non-dessert recipes in a row? i assure you – it’s still the same Amy behind the screen! i was just so pleasantly surprised with the great response that my healthified whole wheat applesauce oat muffins got that i decided to throw another healthy snack your way. so today, i present to you: a truly amazing smoothie, full of delicious flavor + a ton of great nutrition.

when i first saw this recipe, i was intrigued, but a bit nervous to try it. uncooked oats? in a smoothie? i decided to take a chance, + give it a try. let me tell you – i’m soooo glad i did. the oats add a fabulous subtle oat flavor + great body to the smoothie – they blend down completely, so you still get a traditional smooth texture, with the added benefit of the nutrition from the oats. the sweetness of the raspberries + honey, the creamy tartness of the yogurt, + the lightness of the coconut water all work wonderfully together. of all the smoothies I’ve made at home, this is truly my favorite so far. score another point for snacks that are both healthy AND delicious!

raspberry-banana oat smoothie

makes 2 smoothies, adapted from martha stewart


1 cup ice
1/2 cup frozen raspberries
1/2 cup plain lowfat yogurt
1 banana
1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
1 tablespoon honey (optional – i usually omit the honey because the raspberries have so much natural sweetness)
1 cup coconut water (or other liquid, such as juice)


place ice + raspberries in the bottom of blender, + all other ingredients on top. blend until completely smooth. serve.

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1 Julie @ Table for Two April 24, 2012 at 6:41 am

this would be a great smoothie to start the morning off right! i need to start making more smoothies, actually, to kick start my mornings. i love that this uses yogurt instead of ice cream!

2 kristen @ notsodomesticated April 24, 2012 at 6:44 am

Nothing wrong with two healthy recipes in a row … as long as the “good” stuff returns at some point haha! 😉 Just teasing! I personally love a balance of healthy and “not-so” healthy dishes!

3 cassie April 24, 2012 at 7:19 am

i am OK with health. And oatmeal in a smoothie has me so intrigued. I love the sound of it!

4 Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray April 24, 2012 at 8:06 am

My parents have those same glasses! Haha…quite odd to see that pop up on my screen. 😉

5 amy April 24, 2012 at 8:21 am

ha, too funny! this glass came from my husband – i’m not exactly sure where he got it from, but i always think it looks cute. =)

6 Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious April 24, 2012 at 8:28 am

2 healthy recipes in a row? Awesome. The oats is definitely out of the norm but I’m so excited to give it a try. And this would definitely be a perfect post-workout snack!

7 nicole @ I am a Honey Bee April 24, 2012 at 8:35 am

Never tried oats in a smoothie before. Sounds great. I love raspberries too!

8 Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. April 24, 2012 at 8:42 am

super creative to put oats in this! I am going to make this for my kids for sure! Have a great day

9 Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girl April 24, 2012 at 9:11 am

Hee! I’ve actually had this recipe bookmarked for quite awhile; was just a little nervous about using the uncooked oats. Sooooo, I’m super glad you posted this and gave it such a great review! I’m going to have to try it now, for sure! It looks wonderful!!

10 Kayla @ Celebrate the Day April 24, 2012 at 10:06 am

This looks delicious! It’s also easy, which I love! I can’t wait to make this one morning!

11 Steph@TheChickpeaChickadee April 24, 2012 at 10:29 am

This looks yummy! I’m trying to mix up my options for breakfast. This looks like it will do the trick. Love how you styled it:)

12 Rachel @ Baked by Rachel April 24, 2012 at 10:42 am

Now this is the kind of smoothie I can handle.

13 CJ at Food Stories April 24, 2012 at 11:01 am

I’m so glad you posted the oatmeal smoothie. I’ve seen these before but have never made one myself. Oatmeal is one of the few carbs that I do eat because of the soluble fiber and it’s benefits. I may have to give this a whirl :-)

14 amy April 24, 2012 at 11:06 am

wonderful! you’ll have to try it + let me know what you think. i’m hooked on ’em!

15 Megan @ Culinary Chops April 24, 2012 at 11:07 am

I love your coca-cola glass! so cute (makes my desire to score some mason jars to drink out of even greater).

I’m typically not a lover of yogurt based smoothies, as I always feel too full afterwards, but this one has definitely intrigued me with the oats! You have me wondering if I could add them to some of my favorite smoothie mixtures!

16 amy April 24, 2012 at 11:24 am

i’ll have to ask my husband where he got the glass – i love it, too! oh, + you can definitely add oats to any type of smoothie. it does make for a pretty filling smoothie, though – i did some quick math + i believe that one glassful had about 300 calories, so it was a complete breakfast for me. you’ll have to let me know what you think if you try it!

17 Asmita April 24, 2012 at 11:39 am

Healthy and simply wonderful!

18 Katia April 24, 2012 at 11:53 am

I missed your previous recipe and now I’m back just in time to enjoy this refreshing smoothie! Healthy recipes are so welcome in this season! :)

19 elizabeth @ chronic venture April 24, 2012 at 12:51 pm

definitely will have to give this a try!

20 Erin @ Texanerin Baking April 24, 2012 at 2:33 pm

Yay! Another healthy recipe sounds good to me. :) I’ve never tried oats in smoothies. It sounds kind of weird but then again I’ve been putting all kinds of strange stuff in my food lately, so this is to my liking. :)

And about those glasses, I saw them everywhere when I was growing up. Maybe it was just a Texas thing but they were really everywhere. I just wish I had one!

21 Jess April 24, 2012 at 3:24 pm

yummy! I haven’t quite figured out how to perfect the homemade smoothie, but I do love going to Jamba Juice or Smoothie King! And that red & white striped straw is adorable!

22 Choc Chip Uru April 24, 2012 at 3:32 pm

What a gorgeous coloured and healthy beyond belief smoothie – I love it 😀

Choc Chip Uru

23 Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts April 24, 2012 at 3:33 pm

Oatmeal in a smoothie is a unique idea. I will have to try it soon, I am obsessed with smoothies lately!

24 Jen @ Juanita's Cocina April 24, 2012 at 3:34 pm

It’s okay to be healthy when things are this yummy!

25 Lesley Eats April 24, 2012 at 4:36 pm

Traci and I were talking about smoothie ingredients today and because of this (I’d just seen your tweet at the time), I suggested oatmeal. Might be great for her little GF, TN-F guy (gluten-free, treenut-free).

26 Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar April 24, 2012 at 5:59 pm

This is so easy and tasty looking – I love it!

27 Jackie @ Domestic Fits April 24, 2012 at 8:54 pm

Oats in a smoothie sound fabulous! I love the idea of that texture, prefect breakfast :)

28 Baking Serendipity April 24, 2012 at 10:55 pm

I love smoothies! I’ve never added oats to mine before though. Definitely must add this into the regular routine :)

29 Kathryn April 25, 2012 at 3:53 am

i have that glass too! in fact, i made my boyfriend collect a whole series of coca cola glasses through the ages which one of the fast food places was giving away.

30 amy April 25, 2012 at 6:22 am

how fun! aren’t they so cute + nostalgic?

31 Rachel Cooks (formerly Not Rachael Ray) April 25, 2012 at 6:45 am

I love smoothies–this one looks great!

32 angela@spinachtiger April 25, 2012 at 7:50 am

We all need healthy options, and I love the idea of oats. I use oats for lots of things, (meatloaf) instead of bread, pancakes. Such a pretty smoothie and where do you get the cool straws?

33 amy April 25, 2012 at 8:17 am

thank you so much, angela! i got the straws from this etsy store: http://www.etsy.com/shop/twocrazyladies although it looks like they don’t have any in stock right now. lots of other etsy stores have ’em, too! =)

34 Baker Street April 25, 2012 at 12:23 pm

Now that’s a smoothie I’d like to start my day with. This would make for a perfect breakfast.

35 JulieD April 25, 2012 at 2:30 pm

I need this in my life. I was thinking about doing strawberry banana smoothies…thank you!!

36 BreAna {Sugar & Spice & All Things Iced} April 25, 2012 at 3:05 pm

I love smoothies! We make them all.the.time! I haven’t tried one with oats yet…what a great idea! :)

37 amanda April 25, 2012 at 3:29 pm

i love smoothies but i always find myself hungry an hour later, so i love the idea of adding oatmeal. does this as a breakfast keep you happy until lunchtime? if so, i’ll try this very soon!

38 amy April 25, 2012 at 3:57 pm

i’m the same way with smoothies + this definitely keeps me fuller longer than a normal smoothie does. i normally eat a mid-morning snack + i actually just commented to my husband that i haven’t been hungry for my mid-morning snack all this week, due, i think, to this smoothie. both the additional calories + the added fiber seem to be keeping me full all the way ’til lunchtime, no small feat!

39 danielle April 25, 2012 at 7:20 pm

I am definitely trying this – anything with oatmeal is a must try for me!

40 Ally Garner April 25, 2012 at 7:24 pm

We eat raw overnight oats almost every morning, especially during the week. And I love adding them into smoothies, especially with raspberries. What a unique, delicious choice! I rarely see smoothies with raspberries – which is too bad. I’d probably also add in a handful of spinach and definitely chia seeds too. Looks delicious, Amy!!

41 amy April 25, 2012 at 7:44 pm

i still have yet to try anything green (spinach, kale, etc.) or chia seeds in smoothies – must change that + try ’em in a smoothie soon!

42 ea-the spicy rd April 25, 2012 at 9:53 pm

Such a delicious smoothie, and I love the pink and green! I’ve added millet to my smoothies before, but never oats. Definitely want to try this!

43 Kelly April 26, 2012 at 10:30 am

Our family loves smoothies, I’m intrigued by the addition of oatmeal! Thanks for sharing!

44 Aylin @ Glow Kitchen April 26, 2012 at 4:10 pm

I’m all about the berry smoothies as the weather gets warmer!!

45 easyfoodsmith April 27, 2012 at 6:01 am

I am always sold to the healthy quotient of a dish. The smoothie is not just healthy but so delicious! Sounds great for the Indian summer. Thanks for sharing

46 sportsglutton April 27, 2012 at 10:32 am

I like the addition of the oats and understand exactly how they give the smoothie the needed extra body. Delish!

Enjoy your weekend Amy!

47 Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking April 27, 2012 at 1:57 pm

What an awesome idea for a smoothie, Amy! This looks so delicious. Love that naturally pink color, too.

48 kara April 27, 2012 at 3:44 pm

I added gfree oats to my smoothie just the other day. I am in love with the creaminess it offers. I’m pretty new to the smoothie thing. I love the raspberry and oat combination. reminds me of a crumble. Have a great weekend!

49 Blond Duck April 27, 2012 at 10:20 pm

This and those muffins would be perfection!

50 Jeff April 28, 2012 at 2:02 pm

I could wake up and drink this every morning! I think your photography improves every time I come in, this looks so fresh and flavourful! Do you get weird texture flavours from the oats when drinking it, or does the blender take care of them fairly easily?

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