Could a Smoothie be as delicious as a milkshake? Absolutely! This Oreo Smoothie (for big and little kids) is a creamy, sweet and perfect treat for the kid in us all.
Is it healthy? Well, it doesn't have any greens or purplish bits to speak of but, if you look at an Oreo in a certain light, there is the tiniest hint of maroon. Good enough for me, let's do it.
This recipe was originally published August 28, 2016 and reposted with ingredients and substitutions, new images and FAQs.
This Oreo Smoothie tickles the kid in me. I have seen and pined for the many Oreo milkshake recipes I've seen strewn across the InterWeb and now I add a slightly healthier spin on this epic drink.
It's quick, fun, creamy and just straight-up delicious.
Ingredients & Substitutions
Oreos. I use original Oreos for this recipe because they are vegan and I made this smoothie with a chocolate-y vibe in mind.
According to VegNews, the current lineup of vegan Oreo flavours include Mint, Lemon, Dark Chocolate, Chocolate Hazelnut, Java Chip, Chocolate, Birthday Cake, Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie, Peanut Butter, Carrot Cake, Chocolate Marshmallow, and Caramel Coconut.
While lemon might be a flavour curveball, any one of these flavours would rock. Just saying...
Frozen banana. A delicious and creamy frozen base full of potassium.
Dairy-free milk. Soy is my go-to for most things, but oat or nut milk will work. Maybe not coconut unless you want the choc-coconut flavour.
Coconut water contains electrolytes, vitamins and minerals. If you don't have it or want it, add water or another half-cup of milk.
Cashew butter for creaminess, depth and a little extra protein.
Maple syrup (optional). A little added sweetness but you could also throw in a soft date (for a little fibre) or swap to your favourite liquid sweetener such as agave or rice syrup.
Vanilla protein powder adds, well, protein. If you don't want to add it, substitute it for a half teaspoon of vanilla extract. For a chocolate-y punch, you could add chocolate protein powder.
Is an Oreo Smoothie Healthy?
Well, it's all relative isn't it? Is it healthier than an Oreo milkshake made with ice-cream? Sure.
But, it also has Oreo cookies in it. So, yes it's healthier than a milkshake. But no, it's not a super healthy smoothie.
This Oreo Ssmoothie concoction is a chocolate, vanilla cream delight without the cream. How good is that?
My inner child is salivating again, pardon me.
Are Oreos Vegan?
Yes, but the company's website does mention the product may be cross contaminated with dairy.
Oreos May Contain Dairy Milk
"Oreos have milk as cross-contact and therefore are not suitable for vegans." (from Oreo FAQs).
So what does this mean? Well, Oreos are produced in a factory that produces non-vegan products so you may get small trace of dairy milk in your cookie. It's up to you to decide what you are OK with a plant-based eater.
Also, it's worth noting that Oreos are made with palm oil.
How to Make an Oreo Smoothie
OK folks, here is the secret. You throw all the ingredients in to a blender and blend until smooth. Yup...that's it.
You can make this smoothie your own by adding some extras. Try:
- a tablespoon of cacao or cocoa powder for a more chocolatey vibe
- peanut butter! add a tablespoon of natural peanut or almond butter for extra protein
- a spoon or two of yoghurt will add probiotics to your smoothie and some added creaminess. Go for a good thick coconut yoghurt.
You can use almond, cashew, oat or soy. I wouldn't advise coconut milk as the flavour will overpower the other awesome flavours in your smoothie
Awesome idea! Yes, it will taste a little like peanut butter but you'll create a chocolate, oreo, peanut butter sensation. Almond butter would be awesome too.
Gosh no. If you don't have any or simply want to save some bucks, stick to regular water.
Nope, sorry they aren't.
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- 1 frozen banana small - medium
- 1 cup dairy-free milk
- ⅓ cup coconut water or water
- 1 tablespoon cashew butter
- 5 Oreo cookies
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder or ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tbs maple syrup optional, or a pitted soft date
- ½ cup ice
- Put all ingredients in a blender and blend until the Oreos have broken down and the mixture is smooth and creamy.
- Serve with crushed Oreos sprinkled on top.