(Skinny!) Oatmeal Cookie Smoothie

March 19, 2014 by Ali

This healthy smoothie seriously tastes JUST like an oatmeal cookie! Plus it's easy to make and gluten-free too.

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Oh man, I am way late to the adding-oatmeal-to-your-smoothies party.

(Seriously, how did I miss this?!)

But whatever, better late than never because I’ve got an oatmeal smoothie recipe to share with you today that literally tastes just like an oatmeal cookie. But this one is minus the guilt because it’s made with healthy everyday ingredients, that also happen to be vegan and gluten-free.

I know I’ve never said this before, but you’ve gotta try it. ;)

(Skinny!) Oatmeal Cookie Smoothie | gimmesomeoven.com #vegan #glutenfree

I’ve been making this smoothie all week as a little treat after my morning workout, and it feels exactly like that — a treat.

All of the ingredients in it are totally good for you. But when combined together, they taste like the most decadent sweet dessert, thus also making this one of those smoothies that you could enjoy just about anytime of the day. Here’s how to make it:

(Skinny!) Oatmeal Cookie Smoothie | gimmesomeoven.com #vegan #glutenfree

The key to using oats in your smoothies is to ground them up first. Just pop them in your blender and pulse about 3-5 times until they’re nice and smooth. (It takes 2 seconds!)

(Skinny!) Oatmeal Cookie Smoothie | gimmesomeoven.com #vegan #glutenfree

Then add in the rest of your ingredients — including the vanilla and spices that will have it tasting extra oatmeal-cookie-ish, and pulse until smooth.

The result will be one delicious smoothie that will give you lots of fiber and energy to get through the day. And it can even satisfy those cookie cravings if you’re looking for a healthier alternative.

Hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

(Skinny!) Oatmeal Cookie Smoothie | gimmesomeoven.com #vegan #glutenfree

(Skinny!) Oatmeal Cookie Smoothie

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: About 2 cups


  • 1/4 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1 frozen (peeled) banana
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1-2 Tbsp. honey (to taste)
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp. ground ginger
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • pinch of salt
  • (optional: 1/4 cup raisins)


Add oats to blender, and pulse until finely ground. Add remaining ingredients and pulse until blended and smooth. Serve immediately.

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About Ali

Ali Ebright is a freelance recipe developer and food writer/photographer, and blogs at Gimme Some Oven and Gimme Some Life. She also loves all things music, traveling near and far, actually making things from Pinterest, cozying up with a good book and her sweet pup, Henry, and spending time with a wonderful group of friends. Come say hello and follow Ali on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ & Instagram.

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70 thoughts on “(Skinny!) Oatmeal Cookie Smoothie

  1. I’m drinking it now and it really does taste like an oatmeal cookie!! :) ..(Mind you,I added 1 tbsp of peanut butter and a chocolate protein package-so it tastes like a chocolate peanut butter oatmeal cookie ;)

    - Kelly O'shea

  2. Love this idea! Can I use skim milk in place of the almond milk?

    - Emily

  3. Try adding a tablespoon or so of peanut butter or almond butter. Mmmm!

    - Barbara Edwards

  4. I’m so excited to try this recipe tomorrow.

    Just an FYI, your Pinterest link at the bottom of this post doesn’t got to the right account.

    - Kate

  5. Hi Ali , do you think I could add a whole raw egg in this smoothie for nutritional purpose and to make it a lil thicker ?

    - Allison

    • If you are comfortable consuming raw eggs, you could give it a try! Otherwise, I would recommend adding an extra banana to thicken.

      - Ali

  6. I made this today as a way to get some more fruit and fiber in my diet and man, it was so good. Tasted just like an oatmeal cookie but in smoothie form. Will definitely make this again.

    - Bridgett

  7. I used McCormick Pumpkin Pie Spice (has all the spices conveniently in it!) Definitely something I’ll make again. And some people have been asking for the nutritional value. From what I calculated with MyFitnessPal the *entire* recipe has 236 Calories, about 4g of fat (<1 Sat, 1 Poly, 2 Mono), 160mg Sodium, ~490mg Potassium, 50g Carbs, 6g Fiber, 25g Sugar, and about ~5g Protein. Mind you, I used Silk Unsweetened Almondmilk, a medium sized frozen banana, and Organic Rolled Oats I got from Wegman's as well as local honey. The numbers will vary!

    - Kelsey

  8. Looks good, wish I could see the nutrient values. Any way this could be made into cookies?

    - Ron

  9. As always, this was a great smoothie! I’m convinced you need a chain of smoothie shops because every time they are superb.

    - Meagan

  10. Just made this, unfortunately doesn’t taste like oatmeal cookies at all! Still filling and interesting as a smoothie though!

    - alissa

  11. Just added this to dinner tonight and it was amazing. I’ve never done oatmeal in my smoothies and my husband and I are instant fans!

    - RaeLynn

  12. Made this for breakfast this morning! SO YUMMY! I was out of almond milk so I put in greek yogurt instead (made it a bit thicker but still worked) and added spinach. SO SO GOOD! Thanks for the recipe!

    - Whitney

  13. I’ve been on a smoothie kick, too!! Having fun developing all kinds of fun combos- I will totally try this! I may try to add some pecans or some almond butter or some Greek yogurt to up the protein since we need high-protein breakfasts around here. Will let you know how that goes!

    - The Food Hound

  14. Just found this on pinterest..can I use skim milk rather than almond milk?

    - Cindy

  15. This is so delicious!!! Thank YOU for sharing! I thought it might be slimy with oatmeal in it but it wasn’t! It is soooooo GOOD!

    - Cindy

  16. I haven’t tried adding oats to a smoothie yet, but you’ve sold me on the idea! I have some bananas on the counter that are destined for the freezer. This smoothie is happening soon.

    - Kate

  17. Do you have the calorie/nutrition info? If not, I can figure it out, just wondered. It looks delicious, can’t wait to try and experiment with this.

    - Jamie Cogan

  18. Looks good, what substitute can I use in place of a banana as I am allergic—- or can I omit this “fruit” option altogether?

    - Cinda

    • Avocado can be a good substitute for bananas. Or if you eat dairy, Greek yogurt. Or you can omit it all together, although the smoothie will be a bit runnier.

      - Ali

  19. Just made this with a few modifications. So yummy and my kids loved it too(2 and 4 years old). Started making it and realized we were out of bananas, so I used frozen peaches. I also had to sub almond extract in place of vanilla extract. Lastly, I added spinach, as smoothies are the best way to get veggies in my 2 year-old. Even with the modifications, it definitely tasted like an oatmeal cookie. New favorite!! I chose to add the raisins, as well. Thanks for the recipe!

    - Teresa

  20. This looks delicious and packed full of protein. I had to share on my weekly faves post. Thanks for posting!

    - Tami Sawyer

  21. Started making this smoothie this morning, ground up the oatmeal, only to reach for a banana and found out I didn’t have any. Will have to try when I’ve got some in the house!

    - Mara

  22. Made this for breakfast this morning…♥ it! If I weren’t in the process of losing weight I’d have it a few mornings a week. I am going to try it with some protein powder.

    - Stephanie

  23. How many calories is this? And the rest of the nutritional facts? Please update. Thank you.

    - Lauren

  24. This looks delicious! I’m sure adding oats to a smoothie makes it so much more filling…must try!

    - Phoebe Lapine

  25. with Spring on it’s way I am totally into the smoothie game right now – love this!

    - Christine @ Cooking with Cakes

  26. This was very good! Love the little kick of cinnamon. I don’t feel the blending of the oats separately is a necessary step. I always use oats in my smoothies and never have blended them alone first, so it might just be an extra step that may not be worth taking. I know my time in the morning is valuable..every second counts. Great recipe thanks for sharing.

    - Melanie

  27. I’ve totally been meaning to hop on the oatmeal smoothie train as well but just haven’t gotten around to it. I can’t WAIT to try this!

    - Courtney @ Neighborfood

  28. Seriously could smoothies get any better than tasting like a cookie?! I’ve been making green smoothies, but if I could swap a cookie for a cookie-flavoured-smoothie once a day then I’d spend the rest of the day feeling pretty darn virtuous.

    - Natalie @ Sweetness & Bite

  29. I have never like the texture of oatmeal smoothies BUT blending the oats up first is the best.idea.ever! Thanks so much for the inspiration. Pinned :)

    - Katie | The Surly Housewife

  30. I’m 110% behind any smoothie that tastes like a cookie but is still good for me!! Gorgeous.

    - Megan {Country Cleaver}

  31. Looks amazing!! Question though…I’m not a banana fan, can you taste the banana in the smoothie or is it more for texture/thickness?

    - Jessica

    • Avocado can be a good substitute for bananas. Or if you eat dairy, Greek yogurt. And the banana is mostly in there as a thickener.

      - Ali

  32. Well I am on the late train with you as far as adding oatmeal to smoothies. Huh? But I do love oatmeal and slip it into lots of dishes. I am going to have to give this a whirl — in my blender of course.

    - Carol at Wild Goose Tea

  33. PRINT!!! thanks!

    - Ann

  34. I somehow missed oatmeal addition to smoothies as well. I bet it tastes great. Trying this tomorrow morning.

    - Kathy @ Olives & Garlic

  35. Oh man, these skinny smoothies look incredible, Ali! I love the oatmeal cookie flavor… definitely a fave!

    - Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking

  36. I will give this a try. Any suggestions for replacing banana as I am allergic. Also how about calorie content numbers? Thanks.

    - Cindy

  37. YUMM!!! Do you think I could use soy milk instead of almond milk?

    - Anna

  38. This looks great, but I’m allergic to bananas. Can you suggest an alternative that would mimic the texture of the bananas? What about PB2?

    - Vicki

    • I’m also allergic to bananas and was wondering if frozen peaches would be a good substitute? I will have to give it a try after I go grocery shopping.

      - Lisa

      • The peaches would definitely give off a much stronger flavor. If you don’t mind that, go for it. Otherwise, I recommend substituting in avocado or Greek yogurt.

        - Ali

    • Avocado would probably work, but might have to increase the sweetener. PB2 wouldn’t have the volume or creaminess, I don’t think.

      - A

  39. This looks delish!

    - Violet

  40. Smoothies are my favorite post-workout breakfast. I will definitely be trying this one out this week! Sounds soo good!

    - Shaina

  41. I am so going to try this tonight! And maybe tomorrow morning too! Will totally give you all of the credit!

    - Olivia

  42. Hi Ali, this looks really good, this is something that I could drink everyday.

    - cheri

  43. Yum, yum YUM! I am even later to the party on adding oatmeal to a smoothie, I’ve wanted to try it though. I happen to have all these ingredients on hand at the moment. Hmm, I’m thinking I’m gonna give this a try this morning. : )

    - Crystal | Apples & Sparkle

  44. This is too good!

    - Marie @ Little Kitchie

  45. Just made for breakfast–soo good! First time adding oats to my smoothie too and I don’t think I’ll go back!

    - Sarah (@ People, Places & Plates)

  46. Oooo, Can’t wait to try this one Ali!

    - Jenny Flake

  47. I am late to the adding oatmeal to your smoothie party too! I never thought of that. A cookie smoothie sounds like the perfect breakfast!

    - Kim @ Kim's Healthy Eats

  48. This is my kind of smoothie! This is a perfect post-workout snack!

    - Jessica I A Kitchen Addiction

  49. I am SO taken with this idea – breakfast tomorrow now officially sorted.

    - Skye

  50. Ha! I just made something similar! Love it!

    - Maria

  51. I like the cookie/smoothie part, because that means it’s totally healthy and I can have 2 : )

    - Abby @ The Frosted Vegan

  52. Frozen bananas are the KEY to a creamy, sinful tasting smoothie. I swear by them…so good!!

    - Brie @ Entrée the Giant

  53. Oh my heck! Can’t wait to try this! :)

    - Angela @ Honey, I Shrunk the Mom

  54. Adding oatmeal to smoothies is my favorite…AND it tastes like a cookie? You are my favorite ever. Pinned!
    Also I love that you used two different backgrounds…it’s fun to have different visuals!

    - Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness