Mocha Overnight Oatmeal Smoothie
Mocha lovers rejoice! Take overnight oats to a whole new level of deliciousness with this thick and creamy Mocha Overnight Oatmeal Smoothie. This healthy spin on the coffee house classic is guilt free and will keep you satisfied for hours. Vegan, gluten-free, and packed with protein and fiber, this smoothie makes a perfect healthy and easy breakfast or snack!
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 a mocha frappe. 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. 😉
I’ve been making this smoothie all week as a little treat after my morning workout, and it feels exactly like that — a treat.
HOW TO MAKE A MOCHA OVERNIGHT OATMEAL SMOOTHIE:
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:
The night before, stir all ingredients together in a small mixing bowl or mason jar. Cover your container and store in the fridge overnight.
Once you’re ready to enjoy your smoothie, transfer ingredients to a blender. I add another 1/4 cup of milk at this point, but that’s optional, depending on the consistency you want your smoothie to have. If you want your smoothie more on the thick side and super cold, add about a cup of ice while blending.
Blend until smoothie and then transfer to a glass. So easy – your overnight oatmeal smoothie is ready-to-go. Add whipped topping and shaved chocolate or chocolate chips to really fancy things up!
About This Oatmeal Smoothie Recipe
The ingredients you will need to make this quick and healthy breakfast smoothie are:
- Oatmeal. A seriously underrated smoothie ingredient! Oatmeal is rich in fiber, and it makes smoothies satisfyingly thick and ultra filling. This oatmeal smoothie will keep you full right up until lunch. Because the oatmeal is ground in the blender, you can use any kind of oats you have on hand. I most often use rolled oats, but quick oats work too. If you are making an instant oatmeal smoothie (using instant oatmeal packets), make sure the packet isn’t sweetened or flavored.
- Almond Butter. The healthy fat and protein in almond butter are a big part of what makes this oatmeal smoothie so filling. It’s just the touch of richness the smoothie recipe needs to taste satisfying and not like something you’re stuck eating. Feel free to use any nut butter variety you prefer and have on hand.
- Almond Milk. Unsweetened plain or unsweetened vanilla almond (or cashew) milk is my fave for smoothies. If you can’t tell, I’m a wee bit compulsive about my smoothies being creamy, and since almond milk is creamy on its own, it adds to the effect. That said, feel free to use any milk you like. The oatmeal smoothie is quite thick as the recipe is written, so if you prefer a thinner texture or your blender is struggling, splash in a little extra.
Optional Oatmeal Smoothie Recipe Additions
The beauty of smoothies is their flexibility. Stock up on a few essentials, and you’ll have super healthy breakfast smoothies on demand!
- Mocha Banana Overnight Oatmeal Smoothie. Add in a frozen banana just before blending. You can even use other fruit, if you’re not a banana fan. Frozen strawberries would be pretty delicious too!
- Extra Protein Oatmeal Smoothie. Add a scoop of your favorite vanilla, chocolate or peanut butter protein powder.
- Green Oatmeal Smoothie. Ready to embrace the green? Add a handful or two of spinach. It will change the color, but the taste is imperceptible.
MORE SMOOTHIE RECIPES TO TRY
Mocha Oatmeal Smoothie
- 3/4 cup (180 ml) unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 1/2 cup (48 g) rolled oats (gluten-free, if needed)
- 1 tablespoon (5 g) unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 heaping teaspoon (about 8 g) almond butter (or other nut butter of choice)
- 1 teaspoon instant coffee
- optional: a scoop of chocolate or vanilla protein powder, sweetener of choice (I use 1 stevia packet) and preferred topping
- The night before, add all the ingredients to a small bowl or jar with a lid. Stir to ensure that everything is well combined. Cover and place in the fridge for at least 4 hours, preferably overnight.
- Before enjoying, transfer oat mixture to a blender and blend on high until a smooth and creamy consistency is reached, adding more milk if the smoothie is too thick. Transfer back to a bowl or glass, add desired toppings, and enjoy!