Skyr smoothie with oats

Skyr smoothie with oats

15 min
Try the perfect skyr smoothie with oats full of wonderful flavours – it is tailor-made to put a smile on your face! With this easy-to-make breakfast or snack, you are sure to start the day right or satisfy your sweet tooth later in the day. With berries, bananas, and vanilla skyr, the foundation is made for a scrumptious smoothie made only better by nutty oatmeal and cauliflower. Give it a try!


  • Add all ingredients to a blender and blend at the highest speed for approx. 15 seconds. Turn it off, then blend again for approx. 15 seconds.
  • Continue until the ice is crushed, about 2-3 minutes. You can add an extra ice cube if the consistency is too thick.
  • Pour the smoothie into a tall, cold glass and garnish with fresh berries if desired. Serve immediately.

We will not blame you if you want to meal prep even with a simple recipe like this. A neat way to save some time in the morning or for snack time is to pack small portions of bananas, berries, and even cauliflower and freeze them together in freezable bags or airtight containers. Then you simply grab a bag or container when you are in the mood for a smoothie, add skyr and oats, and blend! Et voilà, you have yourself a quick, hassle-free morning smoothie or snack.

Questions about skyr smoothies

Skyr smoothies are so easy and delicious, you need to try one first thing in the morning! Before that, read a bit more about them below.

What type of skyr is good in a smoothie?
All types of skyr are delicious in smoothies. We opted for a vanilla-flavoured skyr to add sweetness with a mild tangy yet floral undertone. But you can use all types of skyr as they will add the desirable thickness and creaminess that you want no matter which flavour you choose. Vanilla is good, but you can also go with plain skyr or berry-flavoured skyr. You can also change things up now and again by experimenting with the flavours, using different skyr variations from one week to another – ensuring every breakfast will feel new and exciting.
Do you use frozen or fresh fruit in a skyr smoothie?
You can use both fresh and frozen fruit and berries in smoothies. Using frozen fruit and berries provides a cold, thick, and creamy texture that is utterly delicious. But if you only have frozen variants, you can add a few more ice cubes to the blender to make the smoothie colder and thicker. In our recipe, we also use cauliflower, which can be either fresh or frozen. Both will blend to a deliciously smooth texture, but you might experience a milder flavour in frozen cauliflower. Experiment with both fresh and frozen and find your favourite.
How long can a skyr smoothie keep?
We recommend that you enjoy your smoothies right after blending. They will, however, keep in the fridge for about 24 hours. Just note that the longer you keep it in the fridge, the bigger the risk is that it may lose some of its wonderful colours, vibrancy, and even potency of flavours. You can always give it a good stir or a quick blend before enjoying your smoothie if it has been in the fridge for a while.


Cauliflower in small florets or rice
100 g
Arla® Skyr vanilla
300 ml
Ice cubes
100 ml
Frozen bananas
200 g
Frozen berries
100 g

Start the day with a breakfast skyr smoothie with oats

For an easy-to-make morning extravaganza, try a breakfast skyr smoothie with oats. Busy mornings are easy-peasy from now on because in almost no time, you can be on your way with a cold, sweet, and creamy smoothie with a beautiful colour that boosts the mood instantly. So, sit down and relax with a flavourful morning smoothie with skyr made refreshingly ice cold with frozen fruits and ice cubes. Did this make you fall in love with smoothies? Then try your hand at a tall glass of gorgeous mango smoothie with green juice. Or, to help you through a slow afternoon, a stunning smoothie with ginger and skyr!

Sweet banana and mixed berries

The best morning smoothie must be sweet and bursting with colours. And with frozen bananas and berries, you simply cannot go wrong. You can choose whatever berries you like, creating a different flavour profile every time you make it. A blackcurrant, blackberry, raspberry, or blueberry skyr smoothie are all excellent choices, bringing their fantastic flavour and mild tartness to balance out the sweetness. Or use a mix of everything to create a complex, sweet, and tangy smoothie all in one. Combined with frozen bananas, you get a thick, creamy, and cold consistency, bursting still with waves of fruity sweetness. The sweet bananas and complex berries pair perfectly with the vanilla-flavoured skyr, each providing different nuances of sweetness.

Nutty oats and mild cauliflower

Cauliflower may not be the first ingredient you think of when making a smoothie – but it might be after you try it! Both its texture and taste add something irresistible, making for a unique twist to an already delicious drink. In general, cauliflower has a mild and subtle flavour with earthy and vegetable-like notes. Blended, its taste becomes less intense and lends the vanilla skyr smoothie a depth of flavour. By blending the cauliflower well, you bring out its secret power. It provides a silky softness, giving the smoothie a lovely thick but velvety-smooth consistency. It also gets a deeper flavour profile with the mildly nutty oats that pair perfectly with the sweet and fresh fruits. The oats also add thickness and texture to go with the creamy skyr and blended cauliflower.