I’m particularly fond of adding oats to smoothies, perhaps because they’re such a beloved mainstay in my breakfasts anyway, or because I’m pretty convinced that the soluble fiber in them helps to keep me very full indeed, or because they contribute a lovely thickness to smoothie blends without making them overly heavy (which is what can happen when you go a little too far with the nut butters or flax meal).
This smoothie features a few of my favorite smoothie enhancers, including some chia, some peanut butter, and some rolled oats. Combined with fruit and almond milk, this is a simple blend, but it’s one that tastes amazing and is almost guaranteed to help keep you satisfied. —Gena Hamshaw
peeled, ripe banana
1 1/2 cups
frozen berries of your choice
1 1/2 cups
almond or soy milk
peanut or almond butter
Pinch of cinnamon (optional)
In This Recipe
Place all ingredients in a powerful blender and blend till smooth. I prefer a very thick smoothie, but if the texture is too thick for your liking, add extra non-dairy milk and continue pulsing the mixture in the blender until it has reached a desired consistency.
Gena Hamshaw is a certified nutritionist, recipe developer, and food blogger. She shares her latest culinary adventures at The Full Helping. She's the author of two cookbooks, Food52 Vegan (2015) and Choosing Raw (2014). She enjoys yoga, sweet potatoes, cashews, and things that are smothered in sauce.