Last updated on August 28th, 2020 at 08:27 am
Could an Oreo Smoothie be as good as a milkshake? Absolutely! This Oreo Smoothie for Big and Small Kids is a welcome addition to our smoothie rotation. OK, so 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 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 with wanton abandon and now I add my own.
Is it Healthy?
Well, it's all relative isn't it? Is it healthier than an Oreo milkshake made with ice-cream? Sure.
This Oreo smoothie is made with:
- almond milk,
- coconut water,
- frozen banana
- and cashew butter for creaminess.
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 Smoothie concoction is a chocolate, vanilla cream delight without the cream. How good is that?
My inner child is salivating again, pardon me.
Update: Oreos May Contain Dairy Milk
"Oreos have milk as cross-contact and therefore are not suitable for vegans." (from Oreo
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.
Can I swap the dairy-free milk?
Sure! 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.
Could I make this with peanut butter?
Awesome idea! Yes, it will taste a little like peanut butter but you'll create a chocolate, oreo, peanut butter sensation.
Do I need to use coconut water?
Gosh no. If you don't have any or simply want to save some buck stick to regular water.
- 6 Oreo cookies
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1 cup coconut water or regular
- 1 -2 tbs raw cacao powder
- 1 tbsp cashew butter heaped
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 tbs ground flaxseed
- 1 tbs maple syrup optional
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- handful 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.