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Credit for this recipe goes to Kelly over at the Pink Apron blog.

1 cup lowfat milk
1/2 cup organic apple cider or apple juice
1/3 cup rolled oats (oatmeal)
1 1/2 cups cubed frozen cantaloupe
1/2 medium banana, frozen
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

Place ingredients in blender and run on high setting for 50 seconds (“Whole Juice” cycle on a Blendtec).

  1. Hi, Blender Dude! Thank you for all of the fantastic information. I have a question about oatmeal in smoothies. I recently purchased a Vitamix and have been experimenting every day. I can’t seem to get past the chalkiness of oatmeal in smoothies. I thought you may have a remedy for this. Thanks!

    • Blenderdude

      Jennifer, I make protein shakes with oatmeal just about every day. However, I like to “chew” my shakes/smoothies so I actually prefer the texture of the oatmeal. Because of this I haven’t really experimented with trying to alleviate it like you want to do. I’m not going to be much help for now. I can only recommend adding less oatmeal or more of the other ingredients until you find a balance you like. Also, if you’re using frozen ingredients, allow the blender to run a few seconds longer than you think might be necessary. Good luck and please share any tips you discover that work!

      • I’m reporting back, and we discovered that rolled oats are too chalky tasting for our family, but steel cut oats work beautifully! We simply run the Vitamix a little longer to really grind them (I didn’t want to have to pre-grind). There is still a slight hint of grain texture, but the chalky taste isn’t there. We’re all very pleased, even the kids!

        • Blenderdude

          Awesome. I’m glad you didn’t give up on using oats. Thanks for sharing!

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