Berry and Banana Oat Breakfast Smoothie

Berry and Banana Oat Breakfast Smoothie

Back to work. I can’t believe my maternity leave is over. It just flew by and now I want to cry my eyes out at even just the thought of leaving my sweet baby girl. I know we will all be fine, but I also know it’s going to be a huge adjustment for all three of us. My husband will be staying with the baby at home during the day since he works from home, which is really great as I know she is in good hands and they will be having fun and bonding, but I know it will be exhausting for him, yet also tiring for me having to work all day and come home to make dinner and take care of her. Cooking meals has become progressively easier for us these past few weeks, but going back to work is going to throw things off again.

Berry and Banana Oat Breakfast Smoothie

And I have a feeling mornings are going to be extra crazy with me trying to help feed her while also getting ready to leave. Breakfast may need to be on-the-go and what better breakfast to take than a nice filling smoothie? The new year always make me want to toss away all the heavy dishes and sugary cookies…for like 10 minutes and then I have withdrawals, but whatevs. Smoothies are a great alternative to cookies and a great way to kick start the day if you are trying to switch things up and eat a little healthier.

This is the perfect smoothie for breakfast! It’s loaded with a banana, frozen berries, oats, coconut oil, and yogurt. All delicious, nutritious, and filling things to eat for breakfast!

Berry and Banana Oat Breakfast Smoothie

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Berry and Banana Oat Breakfast Smoothie

Yield: 2 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup Greek or regular yogurt (plain or vanilla)
  • 1 medium banana
  • 1 cup frozen berries (I used a mix with blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries)
  • 1/4 cup oats
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 cup almond milk (or milk of your choice)
  • Optional add-ins: Peanut butter, almond butter, chia seeds

Directions:

  1. Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. Serve.

Berry and Banana Oat Breakfast Smoothie

   

9 comments

  1. This is my kind of smoothie! I love breakfast smoothies made with oats and Greek yogurt. They’re so filling and delicious!

    Congratulations on your baby! I hope your transition back to work goes smoothly. I’m expecting baby #3 in a few weeks, so I’m on the opposite end of things – just two more weeks until my maternity leave starts. But I’m already dreading the day that I’ll return to work after my leave. It’s tough to leave your new little one, but you are so lucky that your husband is able to take care of her!

  2. Oats in a smoothie – love it!! I’ve never thought of doing that before. Definitely giving this one a try right now!

  3. Looks tasty! I wish I could get my kids to drink a smoothy for breakfast, especially one as healthy and hearty as this. It would make getting out the door in the morning sooooo much easier!

  4. It’s always sad when you have to go back to work after having a precious baby, and I feel for you. But this smoothie is definitely a great pick me up in the morning to boost your energy for the day.

    I used to make banana and strawberry smoothies all the time. Not sure why I stopped, but I’ll definitely be revisiting this smoothie at some point in the near future. Pinning.

  5. I need to start smoothies back up again, it’s the one thing that keeps my weight where I want it! I love that you added oats to these, I’ve never tried that before, so intrigued!

  6. I was just reading another blog with a super and unique blend of smoothie! And now its twin sister! What a great idea to include oats here, why haven’t I thought of that before! Thanks for sharing!!!

    Julie & Alesah
    Gourmet Getaways xx

  7. I have got to try some oat in my smoothie… sounds great. :)

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