Your favorite cookie just got turned into your favorite breakfast / post workout treat… whaaaat?! I. KNOW. This Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Smoothie is about to blow your mind. With only six ingredients, no refined sugar, and a whole lot of protein, get ready to meet your new favorite breakfast- and I don’t say that lightly.
If there’s one thing you should know about me from reading this blog, it’s that I am obsessed with cookies. Maybe you found me from my Life Changing Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies, or one of my other viral cookie recipes. Either way, it’s safe to say that my love for cookies knows no bounds, especially when it comes to making better-for-you cookies with whole ingredients. So naturally, if there’s an opportunity for me to “cookie-fy” any non-cookie-related food, I’m absolutely going to jump on it. And hence, this oatmeal raisin cookie smoothie was born.
Oatmeal raisin cookies often get a bad rep for being “boring”, or “like a disappointing chocolate chip cookie” to which I say, I disagree! Sure, oatmeal raisin cookies aren’t a chocolate chip cookie, but in no way does it make them boring. They are a respectable cookie, and a delicious one, at that, and I will prove it to you with this smoothie!
I love a good smoothie after my morning workouts, to help me refuel and get that extra boost of plant-based protein. And not only is this smoothie packed with protein, thanks to a healthy scoop of protein powder, but it’s also incredibly sweet and delicious! We’re getting our sugars from raisins and bananas, our carbs from rolled oats, and setting ourselves up for health and success. This smoothie is quite literally a liquid cookie, and might just be the best smoothie recipe I’ve ever created.
What you need to make this smoothie
To make this smoothie, all you need are six (or seven!) different ingredients. All of these are super easy to find, and are either shelf-stable or frozen (minus the milk). It couldn’t be simpler to make this smoothie every single day, if you wanted to!
Frozen Bananas: I love freezing bananas to put in my smoothies; not only are they incredibly sweet and full of vitamins, but when they’re frozen, they make smoothies suuuuuper thick. If thick smoothies aren’t your jam, then you can totally use non-frozen bananas.
Non-Dairy Milk: Pick your favorite milk; I usually go for almond, but any plant milk will work.
Rolled Oats: It wouldn’t be an oatmeal raisin cookie smoothie without the oats! If you are gluten-sensitive, make sure that you’re using gluten-free rolled oats.
Raisins: The raisins add a touch of sweetness and fiber to this smoothie!
Cinnamon: A dash of cinnamon will help balance the flavors and make this taste just like a cookie.
Vanilla Protein Powder: Any plant-based protein powder works here! Just pick your favorite.
Cashew Butter: If you want to boost your healthy fats and proteins, and add a bit more depth to the flavor, some cashew butter is a great addition to this smoothie! The cashew butter is what gives this smoothie that cookie taste, so if you have it, use it. Otherwise you can substitute for another nut butter, or leave it out entirely.
Tips for making the perfect smoothies
Frozen fruit is king: Frozen fruit is the key to achieving a thick and creamy smoothie. If you use fresh fruit, even with the addition of ice, the smoothie won’t achieve the same consistency!
Change up the amount of liquid: If your smoothie is too thick and not blending correctly, add in some milk. If it’s too runny, add in more frozen fruit. Keep playing around and re-blending until you achieve your desired consistency.
If you want to “up” your veggie intake: Try adding in some frozen cauliflower! Frozen cauliflower is a great addition to smoothies because it adds an extra boost of veggies but doesn’t change the flavor. This is especially great if you have kids who are pick when it comes to their vegetables!
Other smoothie recipes you’ll love
If there’s one thing I do well (besides cookies), it’s smoothies. I am known for them! Be sure to check out these other creations, they are delicious!
If you make this recipe, please be sure to leave a rating below – this helps others decide whether to make this as well. And, if you are on Instagram, be sure to tag me in your creations so I can see them and repost on my IG stories. Enjoy!
Your favorite cookie just got turned into your favorite breakfast / post workout treat... whaaaat?! I. KNOW. This Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Smoothieis about to blow your mind. With only six ingredients, no refined sugar, and a whole lot of protein, get ready to meet your new favorite breakfast- and I don't say that lightly.
3largebananasbroken into small pieces and frozen
1 1/2cupsnon-dairy milk
1scoopvanilla protein powder
Blend all of the ingredients in a high speed blender until thick and creamy! If too thick, add a touch more milk.
Garnish with a drizzle of cashew butter, raisins, and cinnamon.
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