. oatmeal cookie dough smoothie .

by Amanda @ .running with spoons. on February 4, 2014

A thick and creamy smoothie that’s reminiscent of a comforting oatmeal cookie.

Oatmeal Cookie Dough Smoothie -- A thick and creamy smoothie that's reminiscent of a comforting oatmeal cookie. Recipe at runningwithspoons.com.

I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not exactly in the know when it comes to what’s hip and trendy these days. I don’t read the news because it’s full of nothing but doom and gloom; I can’t talk to you about what’s going on in The Bachelor because I don’t have cable; and I can’t tell you what songs are topping the charts because I don’t listen to the radio. Heck, I didn’t even know which teams were playing in the Superbowl this year until I actually sat down and asked my dad “who the guys in orange” were, and I just found out that the Olympics start this Friday. Crazy.

That being said, it should come as no surprise that my body isn’t exactly up to speed in what’s going on around it either. It craves things that aren’t typical for the temperatures and seasons, asking for hot foods in the middle of summer and cold foods in the middle of winter… and lately, the cold food it’s been asking for has been smoothies…

Oatmeal Cookie Dough Smoothie -- A thick and creamy smoothie that's reminiscent of a comforting oatmeal cookie. Recipe at runningwithspoons.com.

Over the past couple of weeks, my smoothie obsession has come back with a vengeance, and I’ve been having at least one a day — sometimes even two. I’m picky when it comes to what I’ll guzzle down, though — I mean, a girl’s gotta have her standards, right?

First, my smoothies have to be thick enough so that I have a hard time sucking them up through a straw — bonus points if I have to bust out a spoon. They also has to be loaded, not only with healthy and wholesome ingredients, but plenty of healthy and wholesome ingredients. I used to be wary of drinking my calories because I was afraid the endeavour would do nothing to satisfy my hunger and only leave me prowling the kitchen in search of something more, and while that’s definitely happened on a handful of occasions, it was mostly because I was doing it all wrong…

The recipe I’m sharing with you today is right in every possible way, with each ingredient coming together to create a cold, creamy, thick smoothie that’s oh-so-satisfying. As an added bonus, it tastes like oatmeal cookie dough, and you can never go wrong with oatmeal cookie dough. This recipe has actually been up on Spoons for a little while now, but I only mentioned it in passing so I figured it was high time to give it a little more attention…

Oatmeal Cookie Dough Smoothie -- A thick and creamy smoothie that's reminiscent of a comforting oatmeal cookie. Recipe at runningwithspoons.com.

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Oatmeal Cookie Dough Smoothie
 
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Yields: 1 serving
Ingredients
  • 1 small frozen banana
  • ¼ cup raw oats
  • 1 tsp. chia seeds (optional)
  • ½ - 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. vanilla flavor
  • 1 Tbsp. almond butter (or any nut butter)
  • ½ cup vanilla almond milk (regular milk works fine too)
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients into any standard blender and blend until smooth.

Oatmeal Cookie Dough Smoothie -- A thick and creamy smoothie that's reminiscent of a comforting oatmeal cookie. Recipe at runningwithspoons.com.

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1 Jen @ SavedbytheKale February 4, 2014 at 6:16 am

That is one beautiful smoothie! I love the idea of creamy, thick smoothies, but I never make them. I usually always stick with less sweet ones and they almost always include lots and lots of kale. But I have to say that cookie dough smoothie looks seriously good! :)
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2 Kim@hungryhealthygirl February 4, 2014 at 6:22 am

Your pictures are so pretty! I’ve got to try this. Any suggestions for a protein powder substitute? I’m with you…. my smoothie has to be super thick!

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3 Amanda @ .running with spoons. February 4, 2014 at 12:39 pm

You could probably just leave it out entirely… I toss it in for some added oomph and flavour.

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4 Kris @ Canadian Girl Runs. February 4, 2014 at 6:26 am

I ALWAYS add bananas to my smoothies!!

Yours looks amazing!
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5 Lindsay @ Shiny Love Affair February 4, 2014 at 6:29 am

Gorgeous photos! Looks so tasty. A banana is ALWAYS a must for my smoothies.
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6 Shashi @ http://runninsrilankan.com February 4, 2014 at 6:29 am

Your smoothie is so thick – its holding up those chocolate chips! YUM!
I haven’t added oatmeal to a smoothie before – and my curiosity is piqued now. One of my smoothie staples is something green – kale or spinach, and I usually add less milk to get em thick – but next time I might just add oats!
Your pictures are lovely!
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7 Amanda @ .running with spoons. February 4, 2014 at 12:41 pm

Definitely give the oats a try! They make the smoothie so wonderfully creamy with a really lovely nutty flavour.

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8 Erin @ The Almond Eater February 4, 2014 at 6:29 am

Haha being in the know is overrated anyways. This looks delicious! I love smoothies year-round and I’d say I almost always include a banana in my smoothies.
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9 Diane @ Life of Di February 4, 2014 at 6:31 am

Oh my! This looks so delicious! I think I’ll make it for my afternoon snack! Can’t get enough cookie dough :)
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10 Liz @ Carpe Diem and Run February 4, 2014 at 6:31 am

This looks so good! Thank you so much!
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11 Ms.J February 4, 2014 at 6:31 am

I’ve guzzled down very few smoothies in my life..I still prefer ‘eating’ my food! Buut I have made this smoothie a few times before and I have to admit I did enjoy it :)
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12 Davida @ The Healthy Maven February 4, 2014 at 6:33 am

I very randomly get a craving for a smoothie! But I might crave this everyday. Probably better than trying to make oatmeal cookies everyday I assume.

Also I think I’m up to speed on current events, but unless the Kardashians count I’m probably not!
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13 Holly @ EatGreatBEGreat February 4, 2014 at 6:35 am

I can never get tired of smoothies! I still have one almost every day. Look forward to adding this one to the rotation! It looks wonderful!

I always add bananas and protein powder to my smoothies. They’re definitely a staple.
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14 Sarah February 4, 2014 at 6:40 am

Yum! This looks divine. Oatmeal cookies are my favorite and I have a smoothie most afternoons. And I would agree, smoothies definitely are better when consumed with a spoon. So, in other words, the oatmeal cookie dough smoothie is spoon worthy approved by Madam Spoons. (Forgive me, it’s early and I’m a bit cheesy for this morning. Blame it on lack of sleep.)
I almost always put a frozen banana (half or whole) in my smoothies. I have yet to join the green smoothie bandwagon. I’m tempted to try but I despise wasting food and, as much as I love my greens, I’m afraid spinach or kale just don’t complement bananas. Yup, I’m a coward!

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15 Amanda @ .running with spoons. February 4, 2014 at 12:43 pm

I’ve done green smoothies before, and as long as you stick to mild greens (like baby spinach), you can’t even taste them in there. As a small bonus, they also help make smoothies a little thicker. I wouldn’t try kale to start out with, though… I did it once and let’s just say I haven’t been able to eat kale since :shock:

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16 Becky @ Olives n Wine February 4, 2014 at 6:53 am

Mmmhmmm :) This reminds me of your oatmeal cookie smoothie that I’ve made a few {dozen} times now! I always add almond milk to my smoothies.
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17 Alison @ Daily Moves and Grooves February 4, 2014 at 6:59 am

Gahh this looks so fabulously creamy and delicious!!! I absolutely love oatmeal smoothies. The best one I’ve ever had is Kath’s peach “dough boy” smoothie. Ugh, I can’t wait until peach season. But I’m sure I’ll be satisfied with this smoothie. My smoothies definitely have to have a lot of nutrition and proper satiation. They also have so be super yummy, so I think this is the perfect smoothie for me! :)
I ALWAYS add banana. It makes things creamy and sweet!
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18 Sarah @ Feeeding the Brain and Body February 4, 2014 at 7:02 am

Normally I don’t start craving smoothies until the spring, but this just looks so good that I’m craving it despite the chilly weather.
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19 Alex @ Kenzie Life February 4, 2014 at 7:06 am

I’m from Denver so there’s a lot of public shame going on here at the moment and I can tell you a lot of people aren’t happy with the guys in orange! Also, we might have the worst team colors in the league. I’d probably be a bigger Broncos fan if they had decent jerseys. This smoothie looks great! Anything cookie dough is a winner in my book.
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20 Amanda @ .running with spoons. February 4, 2014 at 12:45 pm

I can imagine that people weren’t too happy… I was rooting for the Seahawks, but only because Seattle is the home of Starbucks :lol:

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21 Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries February 4, 2014 at 7:09 am

Cookie dough ANYTHING is right up my alley! This sounds great! And beautiful photos too. ;) One MUST for my smoothies is frozen banana. They make the smoothie so thick and creamy!
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22 Heather February 4, 2014 at 7:10 am

Girl you know I love my smoothies so I feel ya on this one! I even have a special smoothie spoon, I’m so obsessed!:)

And PS- I had no clue about the Super Bowl either and shocker! I don’t even watch it lol:)

Great post!!
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23 Chelsea @ A Fit LittleOne February 4, 2014 at 7:18 am

This is a great recipe!! I would never have thought of putting oatmeal into one. I normally always do frozen fruit (whatever I have lying around my freezer) and milk when I want a super thick one. Or I add frozen fruit to some crystal light lemonade for a slushy like one. I usually go with super thick because anything that resembles a milkshake but is healthy is a win in my book!!
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24 Shannon February 4, 2014 at 7:26 am

My smoothie standards are very easy! I always put a frozen banana (for texture) and spinach (for the vitamins, color, and it’s virtually tasteless) in my smoothies. I wrote a blog on smoothies too actually! Love love love them everyday!

http://apples2abs.wordpress.com/2013/04/19/favorite-topic-friday-smoothies/
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25 Tiff @ Love, Sweat & Beers February 4, 2014 at 7:39 am

Oh yum! Looks delicious! It’s really a shame I never take the time to make smoothies.
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26 Amanda @ .running with spoons. February 4, 2014 at 12:45 pm

Whaaaa? But it takes like 2 minutes!

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27 Tiff @ Love, Sweat & Beers February 4, 2014 at 6:15 pm

Ha, I know I know… but cleaning the blender/food processor takes an additional 5. ;)

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28 Beth February 4, 2014 at 7:40 am

OMG! This looks absolutely awesome! I wish I had a ripe banana to freeze right now!!!! Thanks for sharing!

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29 Kelsey @ Ramblings of Change February 4, 2014 at 7:41 am

This looks so so good!
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30 Ksenija @ With An Open Mind February 4, 2014 at 7:41 am

That’s a smoothie I like! Hate when they are all runny and gone with a single slurp. I prefer eating mine with a spoon. And a frozen nana is a necessity. Plus an extra big glas jar, since no ones ever satisfied by a small glass of this glorious creaminess!
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31 Lindsay February 4, 2014 at 7:43 am

Omg YUM! Making this for sure!
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32 Ang @ Nutty for Life February 4, 2014 at 7:49 am

Woahhhhh I am in love. With a smoothie. Not sure if that’s legal.

My smoothie standards… well I prefer them to be thicker so that I can eat them with a spoon. I hear xantham gum takes care of that, which would be beneficial for me because I often screw up my liquid ratio and end up with a runny smoothie. Alas, xantham gum is expensive. I also add greens to my smoothies more often than not.
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33 Amanda @ .running with spoons. February 4, 2014 at 12:47 pm

I used to use xanthan gums in my smoothies, but it caused me some serious stomach issues and I had to stop. It’s one of those things that absorbs water like crazy and it can actually get ‘stuck’ in your intestines, so people who have GI issues should steer clear of it.

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34 Beth February 4, 2014 at 7:55 am

Do you use smoothies as a meal or a snack? I bet a bit of cinnamon might taste good in this too. Confession: I have NEVER made a smoothie!!

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35 Amanda @ .running with spoons. February 4, 2014 at 12:48 pm

Usually as a snack, but sometimes I’ll have one for a meal if the craving strikes — I just vary up the portions depending on what I need. And cinnamon is on the list :)

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36 Meredith @ The Cookie ChRUNicles February 4, 2014 at 7:56 am

We are so alike, which we already knew but now we know that we both don’t love the initial idea of drinking our food in fear of not being satisfied. I never, well at least rarely, drink a smoothie, shake, green anything. And, if I do, I use a spoon. I like this smoothie shake thing though of yours. In fact, I am sorta craving the thought of it for lunch today. Will let you know if I make it later!
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37 Laura @ RunningJunkie February 4, 2014 at 8:01 am

That looks yummy! I have never put raw oats in my smoothie, even though I see people doing it alot. Perhaps I’ll try it!

Recently, I’ve been wanting to do a banana, pineapple and shredded coconut….YUM. I keep forgetting to buy pineapple though!
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38 Emma @ Life's A Runner February 4, 2014 at 8:09 am

I’ve actually been making this smoothie after my runs lately! I eat it with a spoon and it aaaalmost feels like I’m eating real cookie dough.

If it makes you feel any better, I had no idea which teams were in the Super Bowl OR that the Olympics started this Friday! Even though my coworkers were talking about “Super Bowls of Pasta” and “Souper Bowls” All. Day. Long. ;)
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39 Beth @ Mangoes and Miles February 4, 2014 at 8:12 am

I’m dying.

That is all.

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40 Carly @ Snack Therapy February 4, 2014 at 8:18 am

Amazing. I need my smoothies to be thick, icey cold (I hate room temp smoothies), and delicious. Duh.

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41 Kelly @ Kelly Runs For Food February 4, 2014 at 8:25 am

I know what I’m having for breakfast tomorrow! I also had a smoothie this morning, so I understand the random winter smoothie urge.
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42 Sam @ Better With Sprinkles February 4, 2014 at 8:26 am

THE OLYMPICS START ON FRIDAY?!? Clearly, I’m just as in the know as you are when it comes to keeping up on current events ;-) Oops.

But go-to smoothie ingredients: almond milk, protein powder, frozen banana, spinach. And I always need cereal on top, because having something to crunch on negates the ‘i-feel-like-i-didn’t-eat-anything’ factor.
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43 Amanda @ .running with spoons. February 4, 2014 at 12:51 pm

I usually toss some cereal on top of mine too, but I wanted to go with chocolate chips to make it more ‘cookie-like,’ and who really needs an excuse to eat more chocolate? :D

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44 Hollie February 4, 2014 at 8:38 am

I honestly think that cookie dough is one of my favorite flavors. Thanks for sharing this!
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45 Ashley @MilesonOats February 4, 2014 at 8:42 am

Your foodie photo shoot has me feeling jealous, HANgry, and thirsty all in one go. I want to drink a mason jar full of chilled oatmeal cookie dough NOW. Sigh, but of course all I have is a packed lunch with soup, orange, toast & hummus, veggies, and a egg. I am sure you could care less about my lame food, but I need to make it clear you have turned my food world upside down today. In all the right ways. I can’t wait to try this!

You should try drinking out of bubble tea straws. They are triple the size of normal straws and make drinking thick things oh so fun. Only I would venture into a Japanese market for 30 minutes looking for straws, but hey! The things we do for food ;)
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46 Amanda @ .running with spoons. February 4, 2014 at 12:53 pm

Okay so your lunch sounds delicious — stop complaining, woman! :P And I’ve actually been on the lookout for those super thick straws… I remember seeing them at the gas station smoothie stations a few times, so I may have to go see if I can ninja one…

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47 Karen @ Kama Fitness February 4, 2014 at 8:56 am

Love This!! OMG!! Seriously about to head butt the screen! Stick “cookie dough” in any recipe and you’ve got my attention! & I understand the smoothie love…I seem to be going through a mini smoothie obsession right about now, it seems every day = 2 smoothies!
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48 Cassie February 4, 2014 at 8:57 am

I always have a smoothie with my breakfast! I’m toying with the idea of adding oats, but I like thinner smoothies so we’ll see!
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49 Chelsea February 4, 2014 at 9:00 am

SUPER in love with this recipe. I can’t have oats, but I may perhaps try substituting flax meal. It may make it yummy!
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50 Miranda @ Lovely Wife Lovely Life February 4, 2014 at 9:02 am

OH MY GOSH I need this in my life right now
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51 Amy@Long Drive Journey February 4, 2014 at 9:13 am

So funny that you should post this because I MADE IT LAST WEEK! Haha, I think I found the old recipe and I tried it. Sweet and delicious! Also, these photos are beautiful – your goal of improving your photography is definitely being met!
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52 Amanda @ .running with spoons. February 4, 2014 at 1:04 pm

Thanks Amy! It definitely helps that my Christmas tree isn’t hogging up my favourite picture-taking spot anymore :lol:

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53 Kim February 4, 2014 at 9:16 am

You always have such awesome recipes and beautiful pictures! I’ve been loving smoothies lately, but have yet to use oatmeal…this will definitely be enjoyed as an afternoon snack. I love having coffee, tea, or a smoothie to sip away on as I apply for jobs online and blog…and shop, haha ;)
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54 meri February 4, 2014 at 9:18 am

yum- and made with fridge staples too! Can’t wait to try this once I can pop a banana in the freezer and wait long enough :)
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55 Kay February 4, 2014 at 9:29 am

I love smoothies in the winter too. My apartment is always warm in the winter so I think that explains it.. haha

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56 Nikki @ Quest for Balance February 4, 2014 at 9:42 am

I feel you on being completely out of touch with the world. I’m in exactly the same boat. I also don’t have cable, or listen to the radio. Netflix is my go to form of television entertainment. And I had no idea the Olympics were starting to soon. I better find out a way to stream them asap.

I’m not a huge smoothie drinker, but when I do, a banana base is always my go to. It just adds so much delicious sweetness an really helps with thickness. This recipe does sound divine though, almost as if it could double as a health dessert shake too!
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57 Brittany @ Delights and Delectables February 4, 2014 at 9:45 am

oh my yum!!! this is breakfast tomorrow!!
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58 Diana @sosmallsostrong February 4, 2014 at 9:59 am

This looks awesome and hey, you gotta listen to your body!! I have all these things in my pantry so I can give it a try. I honestly love smoothies but like you I’ve gotta be in the mood! :)
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59 Maria @ Little Miss Cornucopia February 4, 2014 at 10:25 am

ohmysweetness! what a lovely looking smoothie! it actually reminds me of more of a milkshake that I could get from the Dairy Queen..and I haven’t had one of those in a really long time! :)

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60 Lindsay @ Lindsay Weighs In February 4, 2014 at 10:43 am

OH MY GOSH, as soon as I am done Advocare I am SO making this!!!
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61 Lauren February 4, 2014 at 10:47 am

This looks like a delicious and satisfying snack for when I’m craving something a little sweet in the afternoon! I love all your recipes!
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62 Lisa C. February 4, 2014 at 11:01 am

We have 2 kinds of smoothies around here:

green smoothies
milkshake-like smoothies

The green smoothies (obviously) are focused around greens with fruit to sweeten them up. I like adding refreshing things like lemon or ginger to them.

The milkshake-like smoothies are based on soymilk and nut butter, which makes them super creamy.

I always use frozen bananas.

So what do the oats do the smoothie? Intrigued….

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63 Lisa C. February 4, 2014 at 12:03 pm

Just got bck from Costco where I bought a large bag of the barefruit apple chips. Oh my! No wonderyo love these! I should have bought 2 bags!!

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64 Amanda @ .running with spoons. February 4, 2014 at 1:18 pm

The oats make smoothies a little thicker/creamier, and also add a really lovely nutty flavour… you just have to be sure to let them blend long enough so that they don’t feel too gritty. And girl… I can’t be trusted around those apple chips. Ridiculous.

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65 lindsay February 4, 2014 at 11:39 am

i am convinced that smoothies are the best way to satisfy multiple cravings. Such as this. I want something to drink, that sweet, and tastes like cookie dough but has protein. Yep –>> BAM!
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66 Jenn@ Mark My Miles! February 4, 2014 at 11:41 am

I always have to peanut butter in my smoothies!!!!
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67 Lauren February 4, 2014 at 11:49 am

I must agree with you on craving weird foods according to temperature. My mom always laughs at me when I’m tanning outside with a bowl of hot oatmeal in my hands. Eh, you give your body want it wants, right?

I always have trouble jumping on the smoothie train because at my darkest times, I shoved a bunch of water, ice cubes, and a banana into a blender to call it a dinner. Oof. Ever since, I just haven’t looked at smoothies the same. Plus, I’m too lazy to clean up the processor. This smoothie, though… This smoothie MIGHT break the barrier. It just might do it.

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68 She Rocks Fitness February 4, 2014 at 12:07 pm

YES! I cannot wait to make this sometime this week. This looks oh so good…Thanks for sharing!
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69 karla @ finding my fit February 4, 2014 at 12:17 pm

i think you were reading my mind! i’ve been looking for a delicious smoothie recipe to make for breakfast this week. between this and a standard green smoothie I think I’m set.

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70 Jay @ Supersonic Sunflower February 4, 2014 at 12:23 pm

I actually always add spinach to my smoothies. It is so bland that you can not even tell its there and its a great way for me to get more greens in my diet. :) This one sounds delicious though! I will definitely have to CC you on this one.
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71 lauraagarwilson (keepinghealthygettingstylish) February 4, 2014 at 12:42 pm

That sounds amazing! You know I’m a huge smoothie fan, I think my must have ingredient is spinach!

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72 Angela @ Happy Fit Mama February 4, 2014 at 12:52 pm

You had me at cookie dough! Yum!
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73 Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl February 4, 2014 at 12:55 pm

Yeah this pretty much sounds perfect!! Now I am going to have to start drinking green smoothies in the morning and making smoothies like this one for dessert in the evening! ;)
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74 Caitlin February 4, 2014 at 1:04 pm

Ok, don’t hate me, but I don’t really like smoothies :( I’m not a fan of bananas (unless they’re baked in bread or muffins or something…then I can do it), and every recipe I see uses them…so I just don’t eat them. I love milkshakes, though, and since those are obviously the same thing, I’ll tell you that I love adding chocolate chips to cookies’n’cream ;)
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75 Amanda @ .running with spoons. February 4, 2014 at 2:15 pm

You can always make them with frozen berries instead :) Blueberries are a particular favourite of mine. But then again, milkshakes are definitely tastier….

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76 annie @ chase that i love February 4, 2014 at 1:10 pm

The best part of an oatmeal smoothie is that it tastes like an actual oatmeal cookie. Add in chocolate chips, and I’m sold!
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77 Brynn February 4, 2014 at 1:18 pm

OMG I am not even hungry and I want to go make this right now. YUM!!
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78 Chelsey @ Powerhouse Fit Foodie February 4, 2014 at 1:25 pm

I don’t usually drink smoothies when it’s this cold out…but I think I will have to make an exception.
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79 Arman @ thebigmansworld February 4, 2014 at 1:26 pm

You should get a crown and a personal jester- A recipe which is NOT screaming Winter- i’m going to subconsciously tell myself this is personally created for all of us down Under ;)

Frozen fruit (especially a banana!) is a must- I’ve recently added oats too and they do become thick! I love sprinkling nuts on top. They got lost IN the smoothie!
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80 Amanda @ .running with spoons. February 4, 2014 at 2:25 pm

Err… that’s right! I did! :D Just for you, Mister ;)

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81 Kristy @ Southern In Law February 4, 2014 at 1:29 pm

For a second I thought this was a post from CCK as the photos look so similar! A bit of a different style for you!

This smoothie sounds ah-maze-ing. I’m not much of a smoothie drinker which is probably because I’m either to lazy (to wash up the blender and everything) or have too many healthified baked goods around to devour :P
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82 Kat February 4, 2014 at 1:57 pm

YUMMY!! I love the addition of oats to a smoothie. Its seriously the only way I can drink them as a meal, otherwise there isn’t enough bulk to fill me up, even with yogurt AND protein powder in there. I need my carbs!
And I cant stand banana-less smoothies. I can never get them to taste right for some reason!!

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83 sonia the mexigarian February 4, 2014 at 2:07 pm

I am seriously drooling over here over the smoothie pictures. That and shivering. Brrr. Smoothie standards must be thick, but drinkable full of healthy ingredients. banana is almost always in my smoothies. i have never had oats in my smoothie before but am willing to give it try :)
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84 Mary Frances February 4, 2014 at 2:35 pm

Your blue background is just stunning! You had me at oatmeal cookie. I used to never get filled up with smoothies either – that’s before I discovered nut butters and oats. I’ve never got the combo right for a cookie flavor; I’ll be trying this asap. Haha, my smoothies are more like almost solid – I always eat them with a spoon!
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85 Alexis @ funrunning4life February 4, 2014 at 2:40 pm

I’m going to make this for dinner after my run tonight! I won’t get back until late, so I was looking for something quick and easy with some good nutrients. I’m drooling just thinking about it.
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86 Amanda @ .running with spoons. February 4, 2014 at 4:53 pm

Have an awesome run, Alexis!

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87 Tonya@Healthy, Fit, and Frugal February 4, 2014 at 3:46 pm

Wow that is my kind of smoothie! I seriously can’t wait to try this one. I just need some chia seeds. Hmmm, maybe I’ll just go ahead and skip the chia seeds. :)
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88 Meg @ Meg Go Run February 4, 2014 at 6:04 pm

This looks really good! I usually only crave smoothies in the summer, so I will have to remember this one.
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89 sarah February 4, 2014 at 6:28 pm

Looks GOOD.
I remember back in the day when you were pretty into smoothies. And you posted the recipes for your tofu & avocado ones<- funny to think how… revolutionary(? Idk) adding those ingredients to a smoothie was then.
Now, everyone's doing it!
So you may not be 'in the know on what's hip & trendy', but I'd say you're one step ahead of the curve :),

There are lots of things of things I love to add to smoothies. Mango is a great fruit for them. Coconut flour or ground chia for thickness. And obveeeeiously nut butter ups the deliciousness factor. I'm yet to find ANYTHING that nut butter doesn't have this effect on though.
Xxx

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90 Amanda @ .running with spoons. February 4, 2014 at 7:58 pm

Oh goodness — I’m so impressed you remember those! I’ll have to make them again one of these days and see if I’m still as obsessed with them. And you’re definitely right about the nut butters — they make ALL things good.

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91 Katie @ Daily Cup of Kate February 4, 2014 at 6:37 pm

I am totally with you on the thickness of smoothies– I plan on making this tomorrow morning since I won’t have much time in the morning–thanks for sharing!!
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92 Suzanne @ hello, veggy! February 4, 2014 at 6:46 pm

I reaaaaaaly like thick smoothies; I bet this one is a winner :) I ALWAYS add spinach or a green of some kind!!
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93 Natalie @ lovenataliemarie February 4, 2014 at 6:56 pm

Oh my goodness girl. Cookie dough.. one of my biggest weaknesses. Smoothies? I love em. Put them together? You just created a killer combo. ;)

Looks like I know what I’ll be whipping up in the near future. ;)

You my darling, are a genius.
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94 Elise @ 9toFit.com February 4, 2014 at 7:29 pm

This looks delicious like always && I’m loving the blue background!
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95 jenn @ runnderlust February 4, 2014 at 7:54 pm

genius! what a great idea ! !
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96 Jan @ sprouts n squats February 5, 2014 at 2:41 am

Holy Food Porn Batman that is amazing! I am late to the party but I agree with all the other comments of amazing food styling and photography. This looks absolutely delicious!!

Well done lady, you’ve inspired me to want to try and push further with my photography!
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97 Liz @ I Heart Vegetablesi February 5, 2014 at 5:10 am

Oh my goodess, I haven’t been making a lot of smoothies but I think this is going to get me back into smoothies!!!! This looks AMAZING!

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98 Chelsea @ Chelsea's Healthy Kitchen February 5, 2014 at 5:12 am

I’m glad you reposted this because I’m definitely going to be making it now! A cookie in smoothie form? Heck yes.

I used to be skeptical that smoothies could be filling too, but you’re right, it’s all about the ingredients you add. That being said, smoothies still don’t fill me up quite as much as a regular meal. I always find I’m snackier after drinking a smoothie v. solid food!
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99 Amanda @ .running with spoons. February 5, 2014 at 6:44 am

Whenever I get snacky after a smoothie, I find that it’s usually mouth hunger more than anything else. I find that adding something like cereal or chocolate on top always helps with that.

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100 Jess February 5, 2014 at 5:35 am

Bananas are the best ingredient to any smoothie!! Two weeks ago I wanted a smoothie for breakfast, so I did that recipe (not kidding) without the protein powder, and oh man! It is sooooo good! creamy and oh yummy!!
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101 Amber @ Simply Keep Breathing February 5, 2014 at 6:56 am

I’m determined to make this smoothie. The only thing is, I despise bananas! Maybe a couple of blueberries would be a nice substitute?

Anyhoo, thanks for sharing it! :)
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102 Heather @fitncookies February 5, 2014 at 7:58 am

Mmmm! Cookie dough anything and I’m down for it! Definitely going to try this one out!
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103 Alexis @ Hummusapien February 5, 2014 at 9:25 pm

It’s 11:30pm but I still want to slurp like five of these. Why does anything that sounds remotely like cookie dough make me wanna eat my arm off?? Love the bright blue background too!!
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104 Laura @fitrunningmama February 6, 2014 at 5:08 am

totally making this– I have unflavored protein powder– thinking if I add some vanilla stevia or even a date or 2 that might work… thoughts?
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105 Amanda @ .running with spoons. February 6, 2014 at 5:19 am

That would definitely work! Dates actually sound like a pretty awesome addition!

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106 Irina February 6, 2014 at 7:14 am

I love oatmeal smoothies!! They were pretty much all I was able to eat back when I got my wisdom teeth out. I suggest adding in some colorful berries (blackberries especially) to blend in because the final color will blow you away…gorgeous! Yes, I just called a smoothie ‘gorgeous’ :)
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107 Sarah Kay Hoffman February 7, 2014 at 11:06 am

OH MY! Awesome. Love the images, too! I’d love to make this with my nut butter line’s “Sea Salted Cinnamon Almond Butter!” I’ll let you know when I do:)
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108 Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli February 7, 2014 at 2:40 pm

Ha! I could have written the EXACT same intro paragraph…only I do listen to the radio here and there, but that’s only during my 15 minute drive home from work 4 days a week when I can catch a local show with two DJ’s whose banter is always entertaining! I met them once too…which is weird because of course they looked NOTHING like how I thought they would! Ha!

I like what you did with these pics…with the blue and the scattered oats, it looks like snow…makes an unseasonal recipe look appropriate! Unlike me breaking out the fall decor for my pumpkin ice cream post! 8O Whatevs!
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109 Cassie February 7, 2014 at 5:34 pm

My smoothie standards are high… so bad that if it hasn’t been made in a high-powered blender I probably don’t want it. ALWAYS gotta have spinach in my smoothies. I’m obsessed with getting my greens!
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110 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table February 7, 2014 at 6:54 pm

Love oatmeal cookie smoothies! I posted my recipe a couple of years ago. Add a little notch – it sounds strange, but I promise it’s really good!
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111 K. Elizabeth @ YUMMommy February 7, 2014 at 11:27 pm

I’m not a big fan of oatmeal, but this looks delicious!
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112 Kristin February 7, 2014 at 11:41 pm

This sounds pretty amazing! I check out every smoothie recipe that I pass, but I still haven’t gotten into them. I haven’t mastered a good recipe yet, but this could change that! Visiting from SITS!
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113 Leslie February 8, 2014 at 5:48 am

Umm! Yes please! I’ll take one! I’m sitting here at wok eating dry lucky charms drinking a bottle of water. This is not one of my shining moments. I’m stopping by from SITS. I hope you have a great Saturday!

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114 Mamapotamus February 8, 2014 at 1:04 pm

Oh my gosh … this post is speaking to me. Must… have smoothie. My pregnancy cravings are kicking in so now I want this smoothie AND the cookies!
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115 Akaleistar February 8, 2014 at 2:47 pm

It looks so yummy!
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116 Erica February 8, 2014 at 4:34 pm

This sounds amazing! I can’t wait to try it!
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117 Genell {Nel's Nook} February 8, 2014 at 6:08 pm

I have been looking for new smoothie recipes – I can’t wait to try this one!
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118 Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets February 9, 2014 at 6:31 pm

I’m kind of the exact opposite when it comes to my smoothies. They’re usually not a meal replacement for me, so I like them to be light and not super thick. I rarely every use anything other than straight up fruit and some greens (spinach, kale). I have added yogurt before when I knew my next meal was far away, but for me they’re more about hydrating and fulfilling my insatiable need for fruit. I actually crave them more in the wintertime because it’s so damn dry, I need the extra hydration.
The one constant in all my smoothies though is the beloved banana. I suspect we can agree on that one.

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119 Kayla Seah February 24, 2014 at 2:07 pm

The perfect dessert in smoothie form — doesn’t get much better than that!
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120 Mary February 28, 2014 at 4:08 pm

Hi! Do you have the nutrition facts for this? Looks delicious!

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121 Amanda @ .running with spoons. February 28, 2014 at 5:37 pm

Sorry Mary, I don’t calculate the nutritional info for my recipes.

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122 Mariel March 6, 2014 at 8:52 am

This looks wonderful! As soon as my banana is frozen up a bit I’m making it. I’m pregnant and have been having horrendous cravings for sweets. I normally have a strong sweet tooth but lately it feels like I have a whole mouth of them! Not only will this satisfy my sweet tooth but it will also satiate my hunger. Two for one!

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123 jackie March 8, 2014 at 7:24 am

this looks so good!! i always add a ton of chia and flax seeds and lots of ice, i need them super thick!!
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124 Michael Anderson March 16, 2014 at 10:03 am

First off, this looks amazing – just added stuff to my grocery list!

But the funny thing is the ‘circle of bloggers’ … I already follow you but didn’t catch this one. But then on Sunday at Arman’s, I got a comment from someone who found me through ‘Spill it Sunday’, I clicked her blog and then found a drink that looked insane … and it was yours. Funny stuff!
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125 Felicity March 18, 2014 at 10:29 am

Try an oatmeal facial. Take a handful of quick oats, place into a tiny sieve, such as a tea bag sieve, run a quick splash of hot water over, push the oatmeal of of the sieve with a spoon into a bowl. Discard what is left inside the sieve. Use what is in the bowl. Put it on your face. Set the timer for 15 minutes. Wash off with warm water and a washcloth. Your face will feel beautifully soft. If your face is dry afterward, you can rub it with coconut oil, it makes an awesome face glow.

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126 Caitlin June 8, 2014 at 7:09 pm

Your smoothies are amazing, Amanda!

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127 Kristin June 20, 2014 at 4:57 am

Just made this and… YUM!! Tastes just like an oatmeal cookie!!

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128 Mary August 19, 2014 at 4:08 pm

This is a good recipe! I used lots of cinnamon and omitted the protein powder. I think next time I’ll add a little cocoa powder!

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129 Christina @ The Athletarian September 21, 2014 at 9:13 pm

Okay so not even sure you’ll read this since it’s an older post…buuuut I was just looking through some of your recipes to pin which led me to creep all of Pinterest for your stuff aaaaaand HOLY SHIT (excuse my language) but this smoothie is EVERYWHERE!!! Over 7K pins (<– you see that?!?!). Obviously you have. But still. I'm just so excited for you.

Now if my bananas could just hurry up and ripen, that'd be great.

OKAY BYE.
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130 Amanda @ .running with spoons. September 22, 2014 at 6:04 am

Awwr thanks lady! And for the record… I do happen to have ripe bananas, and Edmonton is only a 3 hour plane ride away :P

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131 Renee Gorby November 8, 2014 at 3:20 pm

I substituted cooked acorn squash 1/2 for the banana. This was quite tasty!

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132 Summer Serrano November 24, 2014 at 4:46 am

This looks amazing! <3 Cookie dough!!!! But does the oats have to be soaked overrnight or do I pop it in the blender raw? Thank you! :)

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133 Amanda @ .running with spoons. November 24, 2014 at 6:11 am

You can just pop them in the blender raw :) Sometimes I’ll whip it up the night before and leave it in the fridge because the oats really thicken up the smoothie the longer they sit, but they’re fine to drink straight away.

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