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Make The Best Granola Smoothies

 Make the best granola smoothies
Make the best granola smoothies

Reasons Why You Should Be Making Granola Smoothies

A simple granola smoothie is the perfect way to turn a good breakfast into a gr8 one. Not only is granola an excellent source of sustained energy, it is also packed with nutrients from its main ingredient: oats. Oats are an excellent source of protein, help balance hormones and metabolism, lowers cholesterol and promotes digestion, among other health benefits. If you ask us, it’s time to start tossing a handful of crunchy granola goodness to your smoothies. You might’ve tried granola as a smoothie bowl topping, but we’re here to let you in on a little secret: blending granola into our smoothies is one of our fave foodie hacks. 

Can You Add Granola To A Smoothie?

Make the best granola smoothies

If you ask us, the answer is a no-brainer! When the question involves granola, our answer is pretty much always yes. The benefits of adding granola to smoothies include:

  • Added flavor (especially if you use a flavor like our Peanut Butter or Cinnamon Chai gr8nola).
  • Thicker smoothie texture (say goodbye to watery smoothies)!
  • Granola is high in fiber to keep you satiated longer.
  • Lower sugar (if you choose a clean ingredient granola, you won’t even need to add any sweeteners to your smoothie).
  • Depending on the flavor and brand, granola can be packed with micronutrients such as magnesium, zinc, vitamin E and B vitamins. 

Looking for something more filling than a smoothie? Granola smoothie bowls are a gr8 way to scoop up larger portions while still reaping the same health benefits of a smoothie (and more).

The Best Granola For Smoothie Bowls

Make the best granola smoothies

Are you #teamsmoothie or #teamsmoothiebowl?

Smoothies are a great way to throw together a delicious snack with minimal mess. The ability to toss all ingredients in one blender and pour up a tall glass makes it a gr8 on-the-go snack for a busy lifestyle. You can also prepare smoothies in advance, and store them in the fridge for easy access, which adds to their practicality for a busy lifestyle. 

Smoothie bowls, on the other hand, typically involve a few extra steps. Once you prepare your smoothie, you pour it into a bowl and top it with various toppings. We love this part because it allows us to get creative, despite the fact that this means added prep time and extra cleanup! Smoothie bowls are generally much larger portions than smoothies, and can act more as a “meal” than a typical smoothie would. Smoothie bowls are also an exciting way to jazz up your inner foodie, and to turn a simple meal into a masterpiece.

We just can’t decide whether we prefer smoothies or smoothie bowls, but one thing’s for certain: we do believe that gr8nola is the best granola for smoothie bowls! Gr8nola is totally clean and made with simple ingredients that pack a powerful superfood punch.

Types Of Granola Smoothies You Can Make

The beauty of smoothies is that there are a million ways to blend them up! We’re sharing four tasty types of granola smoothies below, and we’d love to know if you decide to make one. Don’t forget to tag us in your recipes on social media (@gr8nola) to let us know YOUR favorite types of smoothies!

1. Banana Granola Smoothie

Banana Granola Smoothie

  • Ingredients:
    • 1 frozen banana
    • 1 cup almond milk
    • 1 Tbsp. peanut butter
    • ⅓ cup PB gr8nola
  • Directions: Place the ingredients into a blender, and blend until smooth.

2. Greek Yogurt Granola Smoothie

Greek Yogurt Granola Smoothie

  • Ingredients:
    • ½ cup Greek yogurt
    • 1-2 Tbsp. honey
    • ⅓ cup OG gr8nola
    • ⅓ cup coconut flakes
    • 1 Tbsp. cashew butter
    • 1 cup almond milk.
  • Directions: Place the ingredients into a blender, and blend until smooth.

3. Blueberry Granola Smoothie

Blueberry Granola Smoothie

  • Ingredients:
    • ½ cup frozen blueberries
    • 1 banana
    • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
    • 2 Tbsp. chia seeds
    • 1 cup coconut milk
    • ⅓ cup Black Coco Chia gr8nola.
  • Directions: Place the ingredients into a blender, and blend until smooth.

4. Strawberry Granola Smoothie

Strawberry Granola Smoothie

  • Ingredients:
    • 5-7 frozen strawberries
    • 1 frozen banana
    • 2 Tbsp. cacao nibs
    • 1 Tbsp. tahini
    • 1 cup cashew milk
    • Cacao Crisp gr8nola
  • Directions: Place the ingredients into a blender, and blend until smooth.
  • If you’re looking for a way to lower your strawberry granola smoothie calories, you can remove the tahini and replace it with more cashew milk. Alternatively, if you are looking to add calories and healthy fats, you can add more tahini or a nut butter!

Make Your Own Granola Smoothie

Make the best granola smoothies

As much as we love using recipes for our granola smoothies, we encourage you to stay flexible and come up with your own granola smoothie ideas. Whether you blend your granola for a smooth and creamy drink, or top your smoothie bowl with a handful of tasty and crunchy goodness, there is definitely a smoothie combo for ALL taste buds.

If you didn’t know, our gr8nola granolas all have superfood flavors that pair amazingly with different smoothies. To help you out, we’ve added some perfect pairing ideas below!

Need to buy granola? We’ve got you covered with SEVEN low sugar superfood flavors for all taste buds and occasions!