Banana Oatmeal Smoothie Recipe

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By Brandi Monasco

Sometimes, you just need a fast breakfast to take with you on the run, but you also need something that is not only healthy, but delicious as well.

What better way to get your morning going than with this banana oatmeal smoothie?

This smoothie is LOADED with essential vitamins and minerals that your body needs and tastes amazing!

Each main ingredient has a plethora of health benefits to share:

  • BananasBananas contain a good amount of fiber and antioxidants as well as protein, potassium, magnesium and vitamins B6 and C.

The potassium in bananas provide vasodilatation properties, which are key to lowering blood pressure. Potassium also helps prevent loss of muscle mass and supports the preservation of bone density.

Along with the other nutrients, potassium also helps support heart health. Research has even shown that increasing your intake of potassium can lower your risk of stroke.

  • OatmealThere is a reason why oatmeal is healthy for breakfast; it contains minerals such as thiamin, zinc, iron and magnesium.

It is also high in fiber, low fat and high in protein, which are great for keeping you feeling full and helping you lose weight. Oats are also naturally gluten-free. 

  • AlmondsAlmonds are great for you too! Almonds are low fat and are high in energy, fiber and protein. They are also loaded with essential minerals such as zinc, calcium and sodium.

Almonds do not contain any cholesterol, making them healthy to eat and can help in maintaining a healthy heart. They are even high in antioxidants.

A study was conducted with 60 male smokers who were given three ounces of almonds over a four week period. At the end of the four-week period, their oxidative stress markers were lower, showing just how amazing the effects of the antioxidants are in almonds.

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Banana Oatmeal Smoothie Recipe
 
Ingredients
  • 2 whole bananas (it is best to use bananas with brown flecks on the peel)
  • 2 cups of ice
  • ⅓ cup of dairy-free yogurt
  • ½ cup of cooked oatmeal
  • ⅓ cup of almonds
Instructions
  1. Pour all of the ingredients into a blender, adding the ice in last. Simply blend on high for 30 seconds or until the smoothie thickens.

It’s that simple! Give this recipe a try one of these mornings and let us know how it goes! Do you have any favorite healthy on-the-go breakfast recipes? Feel free to share with us in the comments below!

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Brandi Monasco

Brandi Monasco

Health Advocate at Gettin' Healthy
Brandi Monasco is a freelance writer, graphic designer and social media manager from Texas. She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Arts and has recently found a new love for health and nutrition.
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