Sweet & Easy 5 Minute Oat Milk Smoothie, Best Two Flavors
I first discovered the goodness of a sweet and savory oat milk smoothie when I began having issues with my gut and needed to stop eating all dairy.
Little did I know this would be just the tip of the iceberg for what would be an ongoing battle of discovering and eliminating food sensitivities and intolerances.
I’ve always loved cow’s milk. I’m one of those people who crave a cold glass of milk in the middle of the night. When I had to give up cows milk for my health, I was devastated.
At the time there weren’t many milk alternatives. There was just watery and tasteless Almond milk.
The moment I had my first sip of oat milk, I knew I would be making oat milk smoothies on a regular basis. I became obsessed with getting that old thing back and making my favorite treats with the milk alternative.
One of the treats that I yearned for was peanut butter and jelly.
A little Oat Milk smoothie Origin Story….
In addition to being sensitive to dairy, I also have a gluten intolerance.
After over two years of dealing with symptoms of gluten sensitivity it became devastatingly apparent to me that I would no longer be able to have my favorite, PB&J sandwiches.
It’s truly a no-brainer that I developed an issue with gluten as I can consume an entire loaf of PB&J sandwiches (and have).
Once I accepted I couldn’t have PB&J sandwiches, I set out on a mission to create an alternative.
And my world famous PB&J Oat Milk Smoothie recipe was born.
Of course I could use gluten free bread for a sandwich, but who are we kidding? Gluten free bread is difficult to like (read: gluten free bread is 99.9% of the time, gross).
Why Oat Milk & not other types of milk?
When I began my search for a dairy alternative I had been convinced the only way was Almond milk. But, almond milk would only be good in smoothies, where its flavor could be masked.
I couldn’t eat cereal with almond milk.
I could hardly use it as a creamer, as I did with cows milk.
When I finally made the switch to oat milk I was SHOOK by how similar the experience was to cow’s milk. The creaminess, the taste, the texture, everything is a dead ringer for cows milk.
With oat milk I can eat cereal. I use oat milk exclusively as my coffee creamer. I’m able to enjoy all of the dairy things, without having dairy at all.
Oat milk is unmatched, when it comes to choosing a dairy alternative. This is why I use it when I’m looking to make a smoothie that is savory, creamery and delicious.
Why Is This PB&J Smoothie The BEST?
We aren’t skimping on the sweetness with this PB&J Oat Milk Smoothie. Every other PB&J smoothie recipe calls for ingredients that will leave more to be desired.
But not this one.
I’ve made a dozen different variations of this smoothie, using different ingredients but this recipe strikes PB&J gold.
We use real strawberries and a pinch of strawberry preserves.
This makes our PB&J oat milk smoothie, as close to a PB&J sandwich that I’ve been since going gluten free.
What substitutes can I add?
I’m serious when I say, other than your own dietary restrictions there is no need to substitute any of the ingredients.
Because I want you to get the full deliciousness of this oat milk smoothie, sticking to the recipe as it is is my recommendation.
It’s a peanut butter and jelly oat milk smoothie for goodness sake! It’s not an almond butter & black berry smoothie.
Substitutions will change the flavor and then you will NOT get the taste of peanut butter & jelly oat milk smoothie the way it is intended.
But if you must….
Additions & Substitutions:
- Almond milk
- Any nut butter
- PB&J powder
- Raspberries (tastes kinda delicious)
- Frozen Cauliflower instead of a banana
- Protein Powder (highly recommend vanilla)
- Flax seed for more fiber
Make It A Oat Milk Smoothie Milkshake Then……
If you’re not completely crazy about PB& J the way that I am, you can nix the strawberries and use almond butter to make a really sweet & savory oat milk smoothie all on it’s own.
I just love using oat milk to craft delicious, sweet smoothies that are milkshake dupes.
Because I have a major sweet tooth, and I’m on a weight loss journey–I need to make healthy sweet alternatives.
For me, satisfying my sweet tooth with something beneficial (healthy even) is top priority.
I love these two recipe’s because they really do mimic a milkshake without all the extra processed gunk your body doesn’t need.
What is the benefit of this smoothie?
I think the biggest benefit to this smoothie is it hits that sweet craving without compromising your goals (if you’re on a weight loss journey).
This oat milk smoothie recipe can hit all the marks when it comes to taste and it packs a powerful nutrient punch too.
- The bananas add needed potassium.
- Peanut butter gives you a good size serving of protein and healthy fats.
- Oat milk has 350mg of calcium per one cup serving.
- With all that this smoothie has to offer nutritionally you can even use it to replace a meal.
In fact, during this cutting phase of my weight loss journey, I make a variation of this oat milk smoothie either for breakfast or lunch.
Tips To Consider
When making your oat milk smoothie you might want to consider the below tips to ensure you aren’t sacrificing the flavor!
- If you want a creamier, thicker smoothie make sure your banana (or other fruit/vegetable) is frozen before blending.
- You can for sure toss the date in the blender out of it’s box, but you might just get chucks of dates rather than the sweet syrupy consistency that we need.
- I recommend putting the dates in a cup or bowl of warm water for a minimum of 5 minutes before blending.
- For a more watered down consistency, add more oat milk or liquid of your choosing.
- Add flax, or chia seeds at the very end of the smoothie and make sure to drink right away if you added any of these additional ingredients.
What you’ll need
- 1 banana
- 1 cup of oat milk
- 1 cup of frozen strawberries
- 1 tbsp of strawberry preserves
- 2 tbsp peanut butter
- 2 dates
How To Make An Oat Milk Smoothie PB&J Style
- Combine all your frozen ingredients, banana, strawberries and add to your blender.
- Add your strawberry preserves, 2 tbsp peanut butter and dates to the blender. *optional-but recommended, soak dates in warm water for five minutes prior to blending.
- Pour 1 cup of oat milk into the blender.
- Add your optional protein powder.
- Blend until creamy and smooth, enjoy all the nostalgic goodness!
Oat Milk Smoothie PB&J
Paying homage to the old childhood favorite, peanut butter & jelly. Who knew you could relive your childhood favorite with drink?
1 banana (110-120g)
1 cup oat milk
2 tbsp peanut butter
1 tbsp strawberry preserves
1 cup frozen strawberries
protein powder (optional)
Combine banana, strawberry preserve, frozen strawberries and dates into a blender.
Pour oat milk into blender after all solid ingredients have been added.
Scoop out peanut butter and add to blender.
Blend until smooth.
- Be sure to soak dates in warm water 5 minutes before blending. Put peeled bananas in freezer before blending. For a thicker smoothie consistency, add ice.