Oatmeal Breakfast Smoothie (Kids’ Favorite)
This healthy oatmeal breakfast smoothie is my kids’ favorite breakfast. It’s perfect for busy mornings before school!
It’s back to school time here! I started teaching last week, and my kids start school this week.
The past few weeks have been so busy for us! First we had a wonderful family vacation in Hawaii. When we came home, the very next day I started getting my classroom and plans ready for the new school year. The beginning of school is so crazy as a teacher and I always forget how much there is to do to get the year off to a smooth start! This year it feels even more rushed since I’ll only be teaching for four weeks before I go on maternity leave.
This week I have my Back to School Night, along with getting my own kids back into the school routine. We’ve been moving up bedtimes, buying school supplies, and now it’s time to think about kid lunch ideas and getting organized each evening to make our mornings run smoothly.
Making sure my kids eat a healthy breakfast is always a challenge on school mornings. There isn’t much time to cook, and I like them to eat a balance of carbohydrates and protein to fuel them through the morning.
My kids can be picky, but I can always count on them to drink a smoothie. We love smoothies, and a quick blog search will turn up a number of our favorite healthy smoothies. This oatmeal breakfast smoothie is a good choice for breakfast because it has a good mix of whole grains, fiber, and protein.
I like to add frozen mango to smoothies because it blends up nice and creamy. A little bit of banana adds sweetness. Sometimes I make this smoothie with frozen strawberries and other times I’ll use blueberries, depending on what I have in my freezer. Julia prefers it with the strawberries and William’s favorite is blueberry. But no matter which I use, they both always finish their smoothie!
For the milk, you can use whichever kind you prefer. Most of the time we make the kids’ smoothies with whole dairy milk. If I’m making this for myself, I use unsweetened almond milk.
You can make this oatmeal breakfast smoothie in any blender, but a high powered one will produce the smoothest texture when blending oats.
Try my healthy strawberry banana smoothie next! You can make it dairy-free or high protein. My easy banana smoothie is another kid favorite smoothie!
Oatmeal Breakfast Smoothie (My Kids' Favorite)
- ¼ cup old-fashioned oats, uncooked
- ½ medium banana
- ½ cup plain Greek yogurt
- ¾ cup frozen mango
- ¾ cup frozen strawberries or ½ cup frozen blueberries
- ¾ cup milk of choice, dairy, almond, etc.
- Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Serve immediately.
You’re Super Mom Kristine…seriously! And I can’t believe it’s only 4 weeks until you go on maternity leave! This smoothie looks so delicious and I love adding oats and Greek yogurt to make them more filling. Your photos are so pretty!
Need more kids breakfast smoothies
Hi June, Here are a bunch more breakfast smoothies!
oooo kristine!! this smoothie is amazing! the kids absolutely love it. very filling for them too! thanks 🙂
Amazing recipe… So we don’t need to cook the oats,right?
Nope, add them raw. Enjoy!
Can you make these ahead of time and keep them in the freezer?
I haven’t tried freezing this smoothie recipe. Yogurt/dairy sometimes doesn’t freeze well. I would do a small test smoothie to see how they freeze/thaw. 🙂
You can make the oatmeal more blendable by combining the oats, yogurt and milk the night before. I combine everything except my frozen smoothie ingredients in advance so all I have to do in the morning is grab the blender out of the refrigerator and add the pre-measured frozen stuff. It’s just me, no little kids to worry about, but I need all the motivation I can muster to get off to a healthy food day.
That’s a great tip! Thank you for sharing.
This looks delicious! I’m a single mom with 3 young boys so I’m always in a rush…ESPECIALLY in the mornings. School is gonna start in about a weeks, I’m gonna make sure I have everything I need for this smoothie. Is the nutrition info for 1 large or 2 small?
It sounds like your mornings are really busy! The nutrition information is for a small 8 ounce smoothie, which is half of the full recipe. I hope your kids love the smoothie!
What can I use instead of yogurt?
You can leave the yogurt out. No need to substitute anything else.
Can I use stoneground oats?
I’m not familiar with stone ground oats. Are they the same as steel cut oats? If so, I don’t think they would blend up well in a smoothie.
Can you substitute anything for the banana? My daughter is allergic.
You could use another fruit, such as applesauce or fresh pear.
Hi, really like your recipe but was wondering if i could leave out the oats? Thanks you.
Yes, you can. Enjoy!
Can I blend it at night and grab it in the morning and drink it on my way to work? Morning are hectic!!
You can as long as it is refrigerated but I prefer the texture and taste of making it fresh in the morning.
This is very delicious!
Hello, can’t wait to try these smoothies yet I do have 1 ? , can I use like raspberries or Blueberries instead of mango as I do not like mangos at all ???
Yes, you can substitute berries. Frozen peaches would also work well. Enjoy!
any substitutes if I dont have frozen mango chunks??
This recipe is very versatile! You can use any frozen fruit that you enjoy.
Can I use everything fresh not frozen?
You can, but the smoothie will be much thinner. The frozen fruit helps to thicken the smoothie.
Looks yummy! If I wanted to make this with just mango, what quantity of frozen mango would you suggest in total since I’m omitting the other fruit? Thanks!
I’d try about 2 cups of frozen mango total. Then, adjust the thickness of the smoothie to your preference by adding either extra milk or frozen mango as needed. You might also like my mango smoothie recipe. Enjoy!
Can I add more oats to the smoothie?
The oats will thicken the consistency, but yes, you can add more if you like.
Strange question, can you heat up smoothies?? My son is autistic and can’t stand cold things like ice cream and I’m trying to find a way to make his oatmeal tasty, delicious and most of all healthy!
Hi Kayla, I don’t think that a warmed smoothie would be all that good. I’d try mixing some fresh berries (you can mash them if you want) into the oatmeal, along with just a little bit of pure maple syrup for added sweetness.
Could you substitute fruits that you don’t like? Same measurements?
Yes, you can. Enjoy!