I’m trying to increase my protein intake, and for me, one of the easiest ways to do that is to add a protein shake to my day. I’ve got a couple of favorite store bought ones, but I wanted to try and get the same flavors and textures at home.

One of the downsides of protein shakes is that if you don’t do it right, you end up with a grainy texture – which I dislike. I also tend to have to adjust the ingredients slightly, and then again, so I end up with enough smoothie for the next week. I had a bunch of strawberries to use up, and added a ripe banana as well so that I could have the extra vitamins before my walk.

The oatmeal adds some fiber to help me stay full longer, as well as being heart healthy. Almond milk is always an alternative in smoothies, and works great, but I went with skim since it’s high in protein and calcium, but lower in fat. A little vanilla helps to bring all the flavors together. The result was a perfect smoothie.

I used it for a snack both before and after my walk. Since I had some congestion recently, I was using some Emergen-C to get extra vitamins to try and prevent getting any more illnesses (that seem to be going around). I added my packet of Emergen-C to the second half of my smoothie and gave it a good shake. It added a little bit of fizz to the smoothie, which really seems to lighten the smoothie.

The end result of that I liked it so well, I thought I’d add a little sparkling water or club soda into the second half of my smoothie, just to freshen it up. That’s easy to do, and if you make sure your sparkling water or club soda has no flavorings that add points, you don’t alter the points of your original smoothie.

However, when adding the carbonation – be careful not to stir or shake too vigorously or you’ll end up with a little more cleaning than you wanted!

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Strawberry Oatmeal Smoothie
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
This simple smoothie is perfect for an on-the-go snack. If you want to make it a little different - add a little sparkling water or club soda to your smoothie to make it lighter and fun to drink.
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 145 kcal
  • 1 packet instant oatmeal
  • 1 1/2 cups skim milk
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 medium banana
  • 2 tbsp protein powder (30 grams protein per tbsp, unsweetened)
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla (optional)
  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Serve immediately or refrigerate until serving.
Recipe Notes

Entire recipe makes 4 servings
Serving size is about 6 oz
Each serving = 4 Points

Nutrition Facts
Strawberry Oatmeal Smoothie
Amount Per Serving
Calories 145 Calories from Fat 11
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1.2g 2%
Saturated Fat 0.5g 3%
Cholesterol 34mg 11%
Sodium 77mg 3%
Potassium 348mg 10%
Total Carbohydrates 18.6g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1.9g 8%
Sugars 10g
Protein 13.8g 28%
Calcium 13%
Iron 4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


  1. Joanne Giard Reply

    I really enjoy smoothies. With warm weather coming and strawberry picking here in Maine I thought I would try this great combination to try something new. I probably will have it for breakfast .

  2. Hello… I input this into the Weight Watchers app in “Create Recipe” and it is actually 12 points. When you blend fruit they are not zero points. When building the recipe in the App you click “edit details” after you have all the ingredients entered and select “yes” for the question “is this a drink.” That corrects the points values for the fruit. Darn!

    • When I put it into mine, it said 4 points. 3 points if I didn’t mark as a drink. Make sure you put 4 servings in instead of 1

  3. I love oatmeal in my smoothies. I’ve found that running the oatmeal through the blender/food processor to turn it into a powder or letting it bloom overnight in the milk works well to make it blend more seamlessly into the smoothie.

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