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Breakfast Berry Oat Smoothie with Coconut Milk

December 1, 2019

Last Updated on December 1, 2019 by Slow The Cook Down

A Berry Oat Smoothie with Coconut Milk is the perfect start to your morning. Fresh ingredients make for a nutritious, easy and tasty vegan breakfast that’s ready in 5 minutes. This healthy breakfast smoothie can be made with fresh or frozen fruit and has good amounts of protein and fiber. 

A Berry oat smoothie on a marble work surface, with fresh fruit around it

I don’t know about you guys, but i’m not really a breakfast person, brunch, absolutely, but I find that all I want in the morning is a cup of strong coffee! Cereal doesn’t excite me, but I don’t have the inclination to make anything more complicated when my eyes haven’t even opened!  That’s where smoothies come in. It’s an easy and healthy way to start your mornings!

Smoothies like this and my Anti Inflammatory Smoothie and Easy Beet Smoothie are a quick way of getting the goodness in!

If you are a fan of coconut milk like me, be sure to check out more tasty coconut milk recipes here!

How to make a Berry Oat Smoothie for breakfast

The awesome things about smoothies, especially berry smoothies, is that there is little to no prep.  Just chop the tops off of the strawberries, chuck everything in a blender and whizz!  Check out this video to see just how easy it is!

Variations for this recipe

  • I opted to make this smoothie with coconut milk as it doesn’t have an overpowering taste, so it doesn’t compete with the berries. You could easily use another non dairy milk though, such as almond or soy, or opt for cow’s milk if that’s what you have in the fridge!
  • You can use fresh or frozen berries for this recipe. Frozen are a great option out of season.

What are the ingredients in this breakfast smoothie?

  • Coconut milk: I use the shelf stable cartons of coconut milk that are unsweetened, canned can be a bit too thick.
  • Berries: Strawberries, raspberries and blueberries
  • Old fashioned oats: These break down easily and don’t leave a grainy texture like quick oats can
  • Pomegranate juice
  • Honey: Honey is optional and you can use agave or maple syrup to make it vegan

A berry oat smoothie garnished with a lemon slice and strawberry

Is a Berry Oat Smoothie healthy?

As I’ve said before – I’m not a nutritionist, there’s other bloggers for that shizzle!  But, this is a great breakfast option that is way healthier than a boxed cereal, and much more tasty.  It’s a great way to get more fruit into your diet, and the oats bring an added hit of fibre.  I added a couple of teaspoons of honey to this smoothie to add a bit of sweetness, although this is optional.

As the saying goes ‘breakfast is the most important meal of the day’,  this is an easy way to get your energy for a busy morning and keep you satisfied til lunch.

Top tips to make this breakfast oat smoothie

  • Get yourself a good blender, it’s one of my most used kitchen appliances. I’m currently coveting this personal blender, perfect for just making smoothies for yourself or if you have a small kitchen.
  • It’s best to drink the smoothie as soon as you’ve made it, because as soon as the fruits are broken down they start to decrease in nutritional value. If you want, you can cover the smoothie and keep in the fridge for no more than 6 hours.
  • If you use fresh berries, you can add a couple of ice cubes to the blender if you prefer a cold drink.

A top down shot of a berry oat smoothie

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A Berry oat smoothie on a marble work surface, with fresh fruit around it

Berry Oat Smoothie with Coconut Milk

A Berry Oat Smoothie with Coconut Milk is the perfect start to your morning. Fresh ingredients make for a nutritious, easy and tasty vegan breakfast that's ready in 5 minutes.
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 large smoothie
Calories: 404kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup coconut milk I used So Delicious
  • 5 large strawberries stalks cut off and chopped in half
  • 8 raspberries
  • handful blueberries
  • 1/4 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate juice
  • 2 tbsp honey or maple syrup or agave

Instructions

  • Put all ingredients in a blender.
  • Blend on high power until al ingredients are combined

Video

Notes

  • Get yourself a good blender, it's one of my most used kitchen appliances. I'm currently coveting this personal blender, perfect for just making smoothies for yourself or if you have a small kitchen.
  • It's best to drink the smoothie as soon as you've made it, because as soon as the fruits are broken down they start to decrease in nutritional value. If you want, you can cover the smoothie and keep in the fridge for no more than 6 hours.
  • If you use fresh berries, you can add a couple of ice cubes to the blender if you prefer a cold drink.
  • Nutritional values are based on one large smoothie and are an estimate only.

Nutrition

Calories: 404kcal | Carbohydrates: 80g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Sodium: 99mg | Potassium: 432mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 58g | Vitamin C: 43.1mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1.1mg
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