Blueberry-Banana Oatmeal Smoothie

Blueberry-Banana Oatmeal Smoothie Recipe
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2 servings 250 calories 15 min 15 min

Helps with these side effects:
 Constipation, sore mouth, weight loss, difficulty swallowing

If you're lactose intolerant or dairy products upset your stomach, you can substitute lactose-free milk for the low-fat milk. The amount of oats in this recipe can be increased. Because the oats affect the texture, start with 1 tablespoon, and add more as you develop a taste for it. 

Before making any drastic changes to your diet be sure to consult with your doctor or nutritionist. While these recipes may relieve common symptoms, your doctor may have you on a specific diet due to your treatment plan. If you have questions regarding your diet please consult with your doctor. The information presented here is not intended to substitute the advice of your doctor or care team.


  • 1 tablespoon old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 ripe banana, broken into pieces
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries, raspberries, or other fruit
  • 1 (6-ounce) container blueberry, strawberry, or vanilla low-fat yogurt
  • 1/2 cup low-fat milk or lactose-free milk
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons honey
  • Pinch ground cinnamon


  1. In a blender, purée the oats. Add the banana, blueberries, yogurt, milk, 1 tablespoon of the honey and cinnamon. Blend until smooth. If needed, add the remaining tablespoon of honey.


This material is furnished for informational purposes and is for your personal use only. It is not intended as a substitute for the expertise, judgment and specific advice of your health care professional. Based on your condition and treatment plan you may have different dietary needs. Please consult with your doctor before making changes to your diet plan.

Reproduced, with permission, from Jeanne Besser et al., What to Eat During Cancer Treatment (Atlanta: American Cancer Society, 2009) 124. ©2009 by the American Cancer Society.