Almond Oat Strawberry Banana Smoothie

A deliciously, thick, gluten free smoothie flavored with strawberries, bananas and almond flour.

Love it - Almond Oat Strawberry Banana Smoothie

One of my favorite bloggers, Nicole from Prevention RD, has a new cookbook out called Prevention RD’s Cooking and Baking with Almond Flour.  I am thrilled that I was asked to review the book and given the opportunity to give one lucky winner a free copy.  What I have always liked about Nicole’s blog is that it is healthy real food.  She is a registered dietician and makes real food for real people.  In this cookbook, she takes it a step further and makes the recipes gluten free by using almond flour.  I have to admit, gluten free foods, are something I know very little about.  We don’t have gluten allergies so it isn’t something I’ve studied.  I was really thrilled to learn more and work with almond flour.

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The first step was to try some recipes.  I knew I wanted to do a breakfast recipe.  For some reason, I seem to make fewer breakfast recipes than anything else.  Figuring out which one was not easy.  I had originally planned on making Baked Egg Cups.  I am really intrigued by the almond flour crust that cradles the egg.  One problem, I forgot to buy eggs.  I remembered on  the way home from the grocery store.  Ugh!  Since I was starving after my gym workout, I decided to switch courses and make her Almond Oat Strawberry Banana Smoothie.  While I love smoothies, I have texture issues with them.  I don’t like ice in mine which can make it rather runny.  I loved the idea of thickening a smoothie with almond flour.  I did skip the ice in the recipe and used frozen strawberries and it turned out perfectly for my texture preference.  It wasn’t gritty or taste like flour.  It was thick and delicious and oh so satisfying.  Brilliant idea, Nicole.  I would have never thought of it.  I have got to make her Chocolate Cherry Biscotti for Christmas.  I just know it is going to be a fabulous Christmas cookie for our family, and I cannot wait to use almond flour in more preparations.
Love it - Almond Oat Strawberry Banana Smoothie

There aren’t just breakfast recipes in this cookbook. There are starters, sides, dinner, dessert and more. One of my favorite things about this cookbook is the icon keys. Each recipe has little icons which tell you if a recipe is sugar-free, paleo, vegetarian, low carb, etc. No matter what your dietary restrictions are, you know immediatley if this recipe will fit. No more guess work about a recipe. So one lucky person will win a copy of Prevention RD’s Cooking and Baking with Almond Flour. This contest is open to USA residents only. See below to enter to win.

Love it - Almond Oat Strawberry Banana Smoothie

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Yields 4 servings

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  • 1/2 cup gluten free old-fashioned oats
  • 8 oz. fresh strawberries, I used frozen
  • 1 large banana
  • 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 cup ice


  1. Put all ingredients into a blender and puree until smooth.
Happy Healthy Eating,


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  1. Charlotte Moore says
    Shoot!!! I can't enter because I don't Twitter or do Pinterest. )-; Smoothy looks wonderful.
  2. I love this recipe and since I am gluten free I'd put that cookbook to good use!
  3. I have always wanted to put oats in a smoothie, I just haven't tried it yet. This looks great - what a great cookbook!
  4. Love starting my day with a smoothie!!
  5. Christie, thank you TONS for reviewing my cookbook, sharing a recipe, and hosting a giveaway! Incredibly kind of you :) I hope you are able to enjoy some other recipes, too! THANK YOU!!!
  6. Looks delicious - I think anyone would love this for breakfast whether they are intentionally eating gluten free or not!
  7. I could drink that smoothie every day! It looks delicious!
  8. I really like strawberries/banana or mixed berries. I tend to make the same thing over and over.
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      I've gotten to throwing whatever fruit we have left in a smoothie. Sometimes the flavors don't quite work but it is always fun to try.
  9. My favorite smoothie are made with orange juice, blueberries, pineapple, strawberries & ice.
  10. Hey Christie! I am very curious about trying out the almond flour in a smoothie, sounds very interesting. My morning smoothies are usually spinach, almond milk, hemp protein, yogurt, ground flax, chia, a dash of turmeric and frozen organic fruit. I will definitely give this one a try. Thanks for all your great recipes, love 'em!
  11. Lauralee Hensley says
    No kidding my favorite is the one you have right in your blog piece, the Strawberry Banana. I guess if I had to add a second favorite it would be a berry blend of Raspberries, Strawberries and Blueberries.
  12. I love berry smoothies!
  13. Berries and cream!
  14. The recipes look great. I am always trying to come up with something new for my family.
  15. Brittany Koelmel says
    I love banana smoothies!
  16. This looks delicious! Can't wait to try this recipe!
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      Hi Martha, I love the consistency from the almond flour. It is so good without needing ice. Happy Healthy Eating, Christie


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