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Chocolate Banana Oat Breakfast Smoothie

This easy, healthy chocolate smoothie is made with banana, almond butter, rolled oats, flax seed and a scoop of chocolate protein powder. It’s such an easy, healthy breakfast or snack idea. Recipe is vegan, gluten-free, and delicious.
Cuisine American
Diet Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword 10 ingredients, banana, blender, cocoa powder, non-dairy milk, oats, quick, vanilla, vegan protein powder
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1



  • 1 cup non-dairy milk
  • ¼ cup rolled oats
  • 2 tablespoons almond butter (or other nut/seed butter)
  • 1 ½ tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon flax seeds
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large ripe banana, preferably frozen
  • pinch sea salt
  • pinch ground cinnamon
  • 1 scoop chocolate protein powder optional
  • ¼ cup ice optional


  • In an upright blender, combine the non-dairy milk, oats, almond butter, cocoa powder, flax seeds, vanilla, banana, salt, cinnamon, protein powder (if using), and ice (if using). Put the lid on and bring the blender speed up to high. Blend until the smoothie is totally smooth and frothy. Enjoy immediately!


  • Feel free to add a pitted medjool date to this mix if you prefer your smoothies a bit sweeter!
  • Other additions that are great in this smoothie: a handful of mild greens like baby spinach, chia seeds (1 teaspoon), even a handful of an alternative smoothie thickener like frozen zucchini or cauliflower is amazing. Chocolate fixes all!