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Strawberry Vanilla Oatmeal Flax Smoothie

    This creamy, fruity, protein-packed smoothie is full of ripe strawberries, hearty oats and satisfying vanilla Greek yogurt.

    Strawberry Oatmeal Flax Smoothie - a fruity, protein-packed breakfast recipe

    Strawberry season has finally arrived here in Michigan and my boys are pumped! While I would be lying if I said we didn’t occasionally buy fresh berries in the dead of winter, we do try to limit it. But come June? Berries GALORE!

    Michigan Strawberries

    In fact, the first berries of the season arrived at our local farmers market recently and my oldest couldn’t wait to pay the farmer in exchange for a big tray of juicy strawberries. Let me tell you, if you want to get your kids excited about healthy eating let them handle cash at a market.

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    As soon as we got home he asked to make a big batch of smoothies for the whole family. For added protein and fiber, I always add in Bob’s Red Mill flax seed meal to our daily smoothies. In fact, I add it to just about everything from muffins to pancakes to granola for an extra nutrient boost that no one even notices or tastes.

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    While I normally use ripe bananas to sweeten smoothies these berries were ripe and sweet enough on their own. Greek yogurt provides protein and raw oats add fiber to keep you satisfied for more than a hot minute.

    Strawberry Oat Flax Smoothie - a healthy protein-packed breakfast recipe

    Of course, I couldn’t resist adding in my beloved fresh ginger root. The subtle gingery kick is the perfect balance to the sweet berries.

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    What are your favorite smoothie ingredients? I’d love to hear from you!

    Strawberry Oatmeal Flax Smoothie - a fruity, protein-packed breakfast recipe

    Strawberry Oatmeal Flax Smoothie

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    This creamy, fruity, protein-packed smoothie is full of ripe strawberries, hearty oats and satisfying vanilla Greek yogurt.
    PREP: 5 mins
    TOTAL: 5 mins
    Servings: 1


    • 1 cup strawberries (fresh or frozen)
    • 1 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
    • ¼ cup Bob’s Red Mill oats
    • 2 tbsp flax seed meal
    • 1 inch piece ginger root (halved)
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla
    • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
    • ice to taste


    • Place all ingredients in a high speed blender and puree until smooth and creamy. Add ice until you’ve reached desired consistency.


    Calories: 376kcalCarbohydrates: 59.1gProtein: 23.5gFat: 6.5gSaturated Fat: 0.8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5.7gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 72mgFiber: 9.6gSugar: 34.6g

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    Liz DellaCroce

    Liz Della Croce is the creator and author of The Lemon Bowl, a healthy food blog. Since 2010, Liz has been sharing delicious recipes that just so happen to be healthy. By using real ingredients with an emphasis on seasonality, Liz has built a growing audience of loyal readers who crave good food for their families. Click Here To Subscribe to my newsletter:


    1. I’m so happy to see you have your strawberries back! Loving this smoothie, oats in smoothies adds such substance, I love it. I haven’t had one with oats in a while, thanks for the reminder!

    2. Love this combination, except for the ginger. For some reason I’m not aware of, ginger flavor in smoothies has become really unpleasant for both my husband and me. I agree that it would add an interesting note to the smoothie flavor, but I’ll be making this without the ginger. :-)

    3. I think I just drooled all over my computer screen with the sight of those berries…lol

      My favorite smoothie is what I call my happy accident breakfast. This winter I had a virus with a sinus infection on top of it. On the way home from the doctor’s, I stopped to get some yogurt to make berry smoothies since they would go down easy with my sore throat. The next morning I reached in the fridge to get my Greek yogurt and discovered I bought chocolate yogurt! So I put that in my blender with my frozen banana, a couple of ounces of coconut water, and 2 tablespoons of PB2 chocolate peanut butter powder. Wow was that a happy accident- hence the name.

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