The second I saw this oatmeal cookie smoothie recipe on A Little Nutrition’s blog – I KNEW I had to make it into a low FODMAP must-have. Truth bomb: I genuinely hadn’t thought of putting oatmeal in a smoothie before – but once I had heard of it, I was HOOKED! My go to, Quaker Quick Oats. I use them for oatmeal, why not smoothies?
What I LOVE about adding oats in my smoothie is THREE FOLD.
- I love smoothies. I hate that they don’t keep me very full, for very long. All that amazing fibre in oats holds me over to my next meal, no problem
- Ever since hearing Natasha Haskey, gut microbiome guru, share her research on prebiotics and resistant starch, I’ve pushed double as hard to get my clients to include them. a quarter cup of uncooked oats have 4.4 grams of resistant starch and may have gut health benefits. At the end of the day, we don’t know all the answers yet, but I can always get behind a food-first, whole foods approach for health.
- Fibre fibre fibre guys! We do NOT get enough fibre in. We can do a better job. Oats are such a great fibre booster to smoothies!
For my low-FODMAPPER’s – this is FODMAP friendly! I’ve made some tweaks and changes to the original recipe to make it so.
- 1/4 cup oats
- 1 banana, frozen (no brown spots)
- 1 tsp maple syrup
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1/4 tsp ginger
- 1 Tbsp almonds
- 1 cup lactose free milk or milk alternate
- Put oats + almonds in blender. Whir on high until oats are ground into smaller pieces.
- Add all remaining ingredients, blend until smooth
This recipe was adapted from both A Little Nutrition and Gimme Some Oven‘s versions. Thanks for the delicious inspiration!
Recipe Tips & Tricks
- More protein? Consider adding 1/2 a scoop of protein powder for a boost!
- Want more fibre? 1 tsp chia or psyllium is a great way to add a bit of a fibre boost.
- I prefer minced jarred ginger in mine, but dried works fine too!