Banana Chai Oatmeal Smoothie

Banana Chai Oatmeal Smoothie
Kaleigh McMordie, MCN, RDN

Nutrition Highlights (per serving)

Calories 304
Fat 2g
Carbs 56g
Protein 18g
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving  
Calories 304
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 6mg 2%
Sodium 95mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 56g 20%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 30g  
Includes 6g Added Sugars 12%
Protein 18g  
Vitamin D 3mcg 15%
Calcium 286mg 22%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 777mg 17%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice.
Total Time 5 min
Prep 5 min, Cook 0 min
Servings 1

Smoothies can be tricky when you're trying to eat healthy. If you're not careful, you can end up adding more than a meal's worth of food into the blender without even realizing it. Even worse, smoothies from big chain smoothie shops are usually made with high sugar juices and bases, making them more like a dessert than a healthy breakfast. Keep it simple and delicious with a banana chai oatmeal smoothie.

This delicious smoothie contains only a few simple ingredients, but it still tastes great. Banana and oatmeal provide fiber and bulk for staying power, while Greek yogurt gives it a creamy protein boost, no protein powder needed. Add in a few spices for flavor, and you've got an easy, healthy smoothie without a laundry list of ingredients.

Ingredients

  • 1 small ripe banana
  • 1/2 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup milk of choice
  • 1/2 cup ice cubes
  • 1/4 cup oats
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Pinch ground cloves
  • Pinch ground nutmeg
  • Pinch ground cardamom

Preparation

  1. Place all ingredients in a high-powered blender. Blend until smooth.
  2. Pour smoothie into a glass and enjoy.

Ingredient Variations and Substitutions

For lower sugar, use plain nonfat Greek yogurt.

Use either rolled oats or quick oats. Steel cut oats will not blend well.

Omit the ice cubes if you're using a frozen banana.

Cooking and Serving Tips

A high-powered blender works best to get the smoothest consistency.

Garnish with cinnamon or your favorite spice.

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