We’re reprising this recipe for berry tropical oat milk smoothies from late last year. It’s the perfect late summer into fall recipe, since it uses fresh blackberries, wholesome oats, and a bright selection of frozen fruits. It even has some sneaky spinach (you can’t see or taste it!) for a nutrient-dense breakfast or afternoon pick-me-up.
Berry Tropical Oat Milk Smoothies to Start Your Day on the Right Note
This jazzy combination was originally shared with us by Dole, and inspired by Disney and Pixar movie Soul. The berries give it a bluesy look, while the pineapple adds citrusy notes that help the overall flavor sing.
You can use fresh or frozen fruit (you can even use frozen spinach) in this recipe, but keep the frozen ratio high if you want thicker, creamier smoothies. If you don’t have any milk beverage on hand, you can substitute water, and increase the oats to 1/2 cup. Or, for a creamier finish, add 1 to 2 tablespoons of your favorite nut or seed butter. And of course, you can add a serving of dairy-free protein powder, if desired.
Special Diet Notes: Berry Tropical Oat Milk Smoothies
By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, optionally gluten-free (use certified gluten-free oats and milk beverage), optionally nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, plant-based, and vegetarian.
- 1½ cups unsweetened oat milk or almond milk
- 2 ripe bananas, sliced and frozen
- 1 cup frozen chopped pineapple
- ½ cup baby spinach
- ½ cup frozen blueberries
- ⅓ cup blackberries
- ¼ cup old-fashioned rolled oats
- Add the milk beverage, bananas, pineapple, spinach, blueberries, blackberries, and oats to your blender and puree until smooth.
- Divide the smoothie between 4 glasses to serve