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Blueberry Cream Oatmeal Smoothies

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This week, I renewed my pledge to good-girl eating behavior: Veggies; all-natural granola things; no chocolate before 10 a.m. Life responded by FedEx-ing me an eight-pound box of freshly baked cookies.

Blueberry Cream Oatmeal Smoothies

In the interest of maintaining our open, honest (albeit invisible) relationship, I should tell you that Ben’s name was technically on the package. The cookies were a final exam morale-booster sent by the law firm where Ben will be interning this summer. With his quixotic (and semi-infuriating) lack of a sweet tooth, Ben generously bestowed the entire collection of soft, buttery, baby hippo-sized treats upon yours truly. Like a beaver chipping away a tree, I nibbled with determination, leaving behind only a few sad edges…and my dignity.

Way too Many Cookies

Remember that deep-fried Chicago weekend that prompted me to bake carrot quinoa muffins? With similar style, this week’s cookiepalooza guided me to my blender. Meet the cure for a cookie hangover, the fried-food fixer, and the morning-grouch eraser: Blueberry Cream Oatmeal Smoothies.

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After one sip, I concluded that my cookie binge was for the higher purpose of spurring Blueberry Cream Oatmeal Smoothies into existence. Karma baby.

Loaded with rich blueberries and reliable banana, the fruit-factor in Blueberry Cream Oatmeal Smoothies is deep and satisfying. Greek yogurt and vanilla almond milk create an ultra-creamy texture, honey adds a touch of natural sweetness, and rolled oats provide tummy-satisfying fullness. Spinach and flaxseed are your secret. You can’t taste them, so give yourself a high-five for throwing a stealthy super-food party.

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Blueberry Cream Oatmeal Smoothies reunited a girl and her blender. I haven’t been a smoothie regular since my Jamba Juice days—they seemed like such a production to create at home—but hello, I was mistaken (don’t tell Ben). Blueberry Cream Oatmeal Smoothies offer maximum health-factor for minimum effort. Toss everything in your blender, press play, and BOOM. Lean protein, whole grains, fruits, veggies, and dairy delivered directly to your glass. Plus, Blueberry Cream Oatmeal Smoothies  are crazy blue deliciousness. After creating Blueberry Cream Oatmeal Smoothies, I raided the frozen fruit section of the grocery store, and we’ve been sipping these smooth blueberry beauties almost every morning.

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Sweet-creamy-fruity Blueberry Cream Oatmeal Smoothies will keep you FULL all morning, be a healthy day kick-starter, and offset whatever necessary cookie intake comes your way. Don’t you just love karma?

Blueberry “Cream” Oatmeal Smoothies

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Cook Time: 3 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 2 small smoothies or 1 large smoothie

Blueberry “Cream” Oatmeal Smoothies

Deeply fruity, creamy, and not overly sweet, Blueberry Cream Oatmeal smoothies combine all of the good things your body craves—fruits, veggies, whole grains, lean protein, and dairy—into a healthy and addictively delicious drink that will keep you powered for hours.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 large banana, cut into 1-inch pieces and frozen
  • 1/2 cup loosely packed spinach
  • 1/2 cup plain non-fat Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed meal
  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or your milk of choice)

Directions

  1. Place blueberries and oats at the bottom of the blender and pulse a few times to crush. Add banana, spinach, Greek yogurt, honey, flaxseed, and almond milk. Blend until smooth. Pour into glasses and serve immediately.

Notes

For the thickest texture, freeze all fruit before use in the recipe. For bananas: peel and slice into pieces, then freeze in a tightly sealed plastic bag. For blueberries: purchase frozen or spread fresh blueberries on a baking sheet. Place sheet in the freezer, then once the berries have hardened, transfer to a plastic bag and store (this method will keep the fresh berries from completely lumping together).

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Author: Erin Clarke

I'm Erin, and I'm on a mission to cook everything that's tasty, {mostly} healthy, and budget-friendly—all while Mr. Right is in the library. I'm convinced that cheese and chocolate are the answer, that you can love sweets and veggies equally, and that delicious, satisfying food should be accessible to everyone. The recipes here are affordable, approachable, and delectable, and I can't wait to share them with you!

51 Comments

  1. Hah! The universe wants you to eat sugar! Especially baby hippo sized desserts! ;)

  2. I’m coming down from one serious epic eating weekend, so I’m definitely having summa these in my life! YUM.

  3. Oh. I do no need an 8 pound box of cookies in the mail. Those would get eaten… immediately. Do not want! Or okay, I actually do. But I’m trying to lose weight. :D

    Anyway, this smoothie looks great! I LOVE blueberry smoothies but the oatmeal thing is new to me. Sounds great!

    • See, you think you need an 8-pound box…but I quickly realized a 4-pounder would have been MORE than sufficient, lol. Glad you like the look of the smoothie. This is my first time trying one with oatmeal and I am a BELIEVER. The taste is very subtle, it makes the smoothie nice and thick, and you’ll be FULL all morning. If you try it, please let me know your verdict!

  4. This looks delicious! Maybe it will help me get over my cake hangover from the weekend…it was a pathetic display of stuffing my face with a ridiculous amount of cake.

    • If this smoothie can cure my cookie overdose, I have no doubt it will work miracles for you Danae! And no shame on the cake stuffing…just have a smoothie after :-)

  5. YUM! Seriously, this smoothie looks soo good!

  6. I love blueberry anything. :) And cheers to healthier eating! I love it when healthy food just tastes GOOD!

  7. This looks awesome, Erin! So colorful and wholesome – I love it. Isn’t so bittersweet to be working with a company that sends cookies?! Sometimes I wanna just “return to sender” but instead I toss them over to my neighbors. :) Great recipe!

  8. Aw yay! Soon you’ll get to be ‘The Lawyer’s Wife’! Beautiful smoothie… full of delicious nutrition! And… re boxes of cookies. I think I’m in the wrong profession. All I get are flu shots and promotional drug company pens ;)

  9. Oh baby! this would definitely keep me full and happy :) love the blueberry flavor!! healthy eating is what i gotta do this week..fingers crossed i can with all these delicious recipes in my reader! haha

    • lol Julie. I know what you mean by “reader” temptation. Just put a smoothie in one hand and a brownie in the other. Sounds like a balanced diet to me!

  10. LOVE smoothies@ definitely going to have to make this! I love all the oatmeal!

  11. Looks like a fantastic morning smoothie recipe! I love adding oatmeal for the added fiber.

  12. I love making blueberry smoothies for breakfast! But, the addition of a box of cookies would definitely be an added bonus. Could you pass me one? K. Thanks.

    • Please PLEASE come help a girl out over here Lauren, lol. I must say, I’m enjoying the law-internship perks so far, but if this cookie madness continues, I’m going to wear out my blender blade attempting to recover.

  13. These are fantastic – I’m so making them to get out of my PB Popcorn coma…. :)

  14. Sounds so good! I just recently got into making smoothies more. I haven’t played with spinach yet, but if you say you can’t taste it I’ll take your word for it and give it a shot soon. I love blueberries and oats in smoothies so I just have to add the spinach and almond milk (which I’ve never tried). Thanks!

    • As long as you don’t go nuts-o with the spinach, you’ll never know it’s in there, especially if you blend with powerfully flavored fruits, such as blueberries or blackberries. Stealth super food to the max! Unsweetened vanilla almond milk and I have a serious love affair–it’s so creamy and the flavor is really nice with smoothies or on cereal. Hope you love it and thanks for your comment!

  15. Love that you can’t see the green in the recipe. Its something I could sneak past my boyfriend without him noticing. I bet the oatmeal give the drink a nice creamy taste!

    • The oatmeal totally makes it Reba! Completely creamy + tummy satisfaction. And you should totally make this for you BF and see if he can guess the “secret ingredient.” After he raves of course ;-)

  16. I have been making almost this exact same smoothie ever day for the last week – I love it!! And if cookies arrived at my house – even with husband’s name – I’d totally be tearing that box to shreds to get to them .Cookies have no addressee.

    • High-five, smoothie twin! And I agree: Cookies are a first-come-first-serve situation. All the more reason to gobble them while they are fresh :)

  17. Healthy, beautiful drinks like this are my favorite! Slurping them down just makes everything feel so friggin good!

  18. Hey there! This looks delicious and I’d love to try…just curious how much flaxseed you used, and whether or not it was ground! Thanks so much!

    • Hi hi!
      I used 1 tablespoon ground. I think you could go up to two if you’re feeling the extra protein surge calling. So glad you asked!

  19. Love this smoothie! I wish someone would send me cookies in the mail..or maybe not :)

    • The cookies in the mail are awesome at first, but I think I had a bit too much of a good thing! Glad you like the look of the smoothie. Thanks Jess!

  20. This sounds delicious! I love blueberry any-and-everything and am soooo ready for berry season! :) And no chocolate before 10:00AM? It’s pretty close to Impossible for me.

    • Glad you are with me that chocolate is so much more versatile than dessert ;-) Hope you enjoy this smoothie. I’m a sucker for blueberris too Valerie!

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  22. You crack me up! I have a hard time resisting sweets, and greasy food, and fried food, and ice cream, and anything that is bad for me. This is a great, refreshing, and healthy smoothie! Love it!

    • Thank you so much Megan! This big blue smoothie feels so good to slurp down (and helps off-set all that other stuff we can’t resisit!) Now,we can have twice the cupcakes, right? ;-)

  23. Just made this and its very yummy I also am going to try raspberries’ too next time :) Hopefully changing out my snacking with these will help my weight loss im trying everything lol

    • Jen, I’m sooooo happy you liked this smoothie!!! A raspberry version sounds d-lish too. I’m going to have to try that myself next time! Thanks for sharing your review and have a great day :-)

  24. We tried a version of this recipe this morning and it was so filling and delicious! And my girls loved it too. Thanks, I hadn’t tried oats in a smoothie yet and I am so glad I did!

    • Kari, I am so, so happy to hear that this smoothie gave you and your girls a tasty start to your day. I adore the oatmeal in it too–doesn’t it just make it so creamy and filling? Thanks so much for taking time to share your review–it means a lot! Smoothie cheers to you :-)

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