Banana oat coconut shake

The summer is in full swing swing and today I have been in the milkshake making mood! Well in between sitting outside in the sunshine preparing for my first 'Health Food Store Tour' happening next week... eeek so excited!  I have some more cool milkshake recipes to come your way next week too!

I love my green smoothies, but sometimes something a little more creamy, with a touch of indulgent sweetness takes my fancy. This was perfect served straight from the fridge. 

I've been testing out the new drinking oats by Rude Health, and because they are super fine and flaky, they blend effortlessly into smoothies thickening them up without the need for extra banana or nut butter... not that there is anything wrong with either of those ingredients, it's just that sometimes you don't want hugely bananary smoothie and sometimes you want a few extra carbs over fats. In this recipe I used one very small banana, whereas typically I would've needed a much larger one to create the same thickness.

I've also been trying the new Rude Health coconut milk as you saw in my choc banana oat bakeand it makes for a lovely change poured over a mini fruity bowl of muesli. 

P.s new give-away next week! Remember I said i'd teamed up with lots of companies I love, well next week I'll be launching a bundle of Rude Health products! Watch out for it...!

Recipe: Banana oat smoothie

Serves 1


  • 1 cup milk (I used rude health coconut milk)
  • ¼ heaped cup rude health drinking oats (or 3 tbs fine oatmeal*)
  • 1 small banana
  • A pinch of cinnamon or vanilla powder 
  • coconut flakes to serve


Blend all together until think and creamy. Add coconut flakes for a chewy topping.

Serve immediately or chill to cool and thicken slightly.

 *you could use regular fine oatmeal- it might just have a bit more of a texture than the drinking oats.

The super thin drinking oats...they 'dissolve' into any liquid!


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