You’ve never had oatmeal like this before! This thick and creamy banana cream pie overnight oatmeal smoothie combines that stick-to-your-ribs feeling of a bowl of oats with the silky smooth texture of a smoothie. Vegan, gluten-free, and packed with plant-based protein and fiber, it makes a perfect healthy and easy breakfast or snack!
Hi, hello, and happy Saturday!
Are you excited? I’m excited. Mostly because today’s recipe features one of my very favourite ingredients of.all.times – OATS. It’s no secret that I love those little guys to bits, not only for how healthy and delicious they are, but for how versatile too!
I mean, this isn’t exactly your typical bowl of oatmeal…
We’re going back to the basics today, because sometimes simple is best.
As much as I love experimenting with fancy flavour combinations, there’s no denying the simple appeal of the classics. I mean… they’re classics for a reason, right? And I’m sure we can all agree that the combination of bananas and oats is definitely a classic.
BUT! Today’s banana cream pie overnight oatmeal smoothie (mouthful alert!) is a classic with a twist, because while it’s made with the tried and true combination of bananas and oats, there are a few little details that make it stand out in a crowd.
First, the overnight bit. Yes, that means you need to do a little prep work in advance, but it’s like 2 minutes of hands-on time and then all the magic happens while you sleep.
And, yes – this step is COMPLETELY necessary. I tried to skip out on it to see if I could get some instant gratification, and it was a COMPLETELY different smoothie. You know how they say that good things come to those who wait? They were talking about this smoothie.
Not only does a little bit of chill time let the oats absorb the almond milk and get all fluffy and creamy, but it gives the bananas time to freeze – and that’s what takes this baby from a simple banana smoothie to a banana cream pie smoothie.
I mean… just look at that creaminess!
I was originally going to call this recipe a banana bread smoothie, but banana cream pie is what came to mind as soon as I had my first taste because of how sweet, banana-y, cool, and creamy it was.
I normally use 1/2 cup of oats in my overnight oatmeal smoothies, but I decreased it to 1/4 cup for this recipe and added more banana instead. The result is a smoothie that’s slightly less doughy, but just as thick, comforting and satisfying… especially with the right kinds of toppings…
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- 1 1/2 – 2 medium ripe bananas, frozen (150 g)
- 3/4 cup (177 ml) unsweetened almond milk
- 1/4 cup (20 g) rolled oats**
- 1/2 Tbsp (8g) natural almond butter***
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- 1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
- pinch of salt (optional but highly recommended)
- The night before, peel your bananas and cut them into small chunks. Transfer the chunks to a plastic bag or container and place them in the freezer. Then, add all the remaining ingredients to the bowl of your blender and give them a stir to ensure that everything is well combined. Cover and place in the fridge for at least 3 hours, preferably overnight.
- The next morning, remove your blender bowl from the fridge and add the frozen banana chunks. Blend on high until a smooth and creamy consistency is reached, adding more milk if the smoothie is too thick. Transfer to a bowl or glass, add desired toppings, and enjoy!
* Cook time refers to chilling time. ** Be sure to use certified gluten-free oats if you need this to be gluten-free. *** I like to use almond butter because it has a sweet and mild taste. Feel free to use your favourite nut/seed butter, but the flavour might shine through a little. **** If your smoothie is too thick for your tastes, add a few extra splashes of milk to the blender.
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