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BOD (Banana, Oat, Date) Smoothie Recipe

Updated: Mar 19, 2021

How do you make a healthy smoothie? Well, you include fresh ingredients, and blend. That's it!

Of course, if you want to make a DELICIOUS, healthy smoothie, you can follow my step-by-step instructions I provided in How to Make a Healthy Smoothie. Or, just choose from one of my delicious, healthy smoothie recipes, including the one below, which I call BOD.

Healthy smoothies should taste great, provide a full supply of required nutrients, and be quick and easy to make. My BOD (banana, oat, date) smoothie checks all the boxes.

BOD Smoothie (Banana, Oats, Date)
BOD Smoothie (Banana, Oats, Date)

I know what you're thinking... Oats in a smoothie? Yep, it's soo good. Don't knock it til you try it.

In my post about How to Make a Healthy Smoothie, I discussed the 5 essential ingredients that make a healthy smoothie: Fruit, Greek Yogurt, Leafy Greens, Liquid, and Protein. I've gone against my rules by leaving out the spinach in the BOD Smoothie; however, it still packs a punch as strong as Popeye. The oats provide 7x more fiber than spinach. WOW!

Here's the ingredients that make up the BOD smoothie.

1. Fruit: Banana, dates

2. Greek Yogurt: non-fat vanilla Greek yogurt

3. Leafy Greens: n/a

4. Liquid: milk, ice

5. Protein: peanut butter, Greek yogurt, and oats

The BOD smoothie is a high-energy meal that should take less than 10 minutes to make. Due to the dates, it is rich in fiber, benefiting your digestive health. Although dates are highly caloric and are a concentrated source of natural sugars, they shouldn't cause a large increase in blood sugar.

By the way, the oats are loaded with vitamins, minerals, antioxidant plant compounds, and proteins, making it one of the most nutrient-dense foods you can eat. As an added benefit, the oats add a thick consistency to the smoothie, making it more dense and keeping you full longer.

Craving a BOD smoothie yet? Here's the ingredients:

BOD Smoothie Ingredients

BOD Smoothie ingredients
  • 16 pitted dates

  • 1/2 glass of skim milk

  • 2 bananas

  • 12 oz. of 0% fat greek yogurt

  • 2 tbsp of peanut butter

  • 3/4 cup oats

  • 1 cup ice

Makes about 48 oz., so pour half for yourself now and the rest in a sealed container and store in the fridge for another day. Or share with a friend. If you need more protein, add some protein powder. If the smoothie is too thin, add some ice. If it's too thick, add some water.

*Tip: to reduce the sugar and carbs by 17g and 19g each per serving, opt for 0% plain greek yogurt in lieu of vanilla flavored

Nutritional Information (per 24 oz.)

950 calories, 18 g fat, 3 g sat. fat, 70 g sugar, 259 g carbs, 22 g fiber, 42 g protein

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