strawberry oat milk smoothie | the vanilla bean blog
A few months ago I got a copy of Anya Kassoff’s book, The Vibrant Table (if you aren’t familiar with Anya’s work, she runs the beautiful site Golubka Kitchen). I immediately went out to my back porch with a cup of coffee and read it cover to cover. The book is focused on Anya’s always vegetarian, mostly vegan, and sometimes raw kitchen. The photographs are gorgeous, and I’ve been challenged by trying new ingredients and ways of approaching food. “Raw food holds a special place in my heart. It helped me heal after I had unexpected health issues after the birth of my second daughter. My older daughter encouraged me to start a food blog for documenting my raw escapades. Golubka, the blog, quickly developed into a passion…”

This Strawberry Oat Milk Smoothie was first on my list to make. Strawberries are blended with cacao nibs, vanilla bean seeds, and honey, then swirled into homemade oat milk. What a way to start the morning.
strawberry oat milk smoothie | the vanilla bean blog
Somehow the months slipped by, and in between a move, catching up on work, and discovering I am allergic to my new house (asthma attacks I haven’t had in 20 years!), I am finally now getting to a post and a giveaway. So if you would like a chance to win this beautiful book, leave a comment below with your name and email. I’ll be picking a winner next week.

strawberry oat milk smoothie | the vanilla bean blog
Strawberry Oat Milk Smoothie
From Vibrant Table

Anya also has a beautiful video and another strawberry milkshake recipe here on her site. If you don’t have time to make the oat milk, yogurt makes a good substitute – just top it with the strawberry layer.

For the Oat Milk
1 cup (200 g) oat groats, soaked overnight in purified water
2 1/2 cups (600 ml) purified water

For the Oat Layer
1 cup (240 ml) oat milk
1 tablespoon honey
Seeds of 1/2 vanilla bean
1 few ice cubes

For the Strawberry Layer
About 2 1/2 cups (14 oz, 400 g) fresh strawberries
1/2 cup (110 ml) oat milk
2 tablespoons honey
Seeds of 1/2 vanilla bean
1 tablespoon cacao nibs
1 cup ice cubes

To Make the Oat Milk
Drain and rinse the oat groats. In a high-speed blender, combine the oats with the purified water and blend until smooth. The oat milk will keep refrigerated for up to 3 days. Shake or stir well before drinking.

To Make the Oat Layer
Combine all the oat layer ingredients in a high-speed blender and blend until smooth. Set the mixture aside while you make the strawberry layer.

To Make the Strawberry Layer
Combine all the strawberry layer ingredients in a high-speed blender and blend until smooth.

To Assemble
Starting with the oat layer, pour in enough to fill about one-third of the glass full. Then add a bit more of the oat layer to finish the assembly. In order to prevent the layers from mixing too soon, pour each layer over the back of a teaspoon.
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127 Responses to strawberry oat milk smoothie + a giveaway

  1. Hello, this smoothie looks delicious gonna give it a try really soon! Also I love your blog and photos very inspiring to a young blogger/food pic taker ??

  2. Katherine says:

    That looks delicious! I’m excited to see what else is in that book!

  3. Naomi says:

    This book looks lovely. I’ll have to check it out.

  4. amanda says:

    Yum!! This looks awesome!

  5. Ginger Stark says:

    That smoothie looks delicious!

  6. So beautiful, oat milk is one milk I’ve yet to try…

  7. Kara says:

    This looks delicious! And as always I love your blog and your great taste in cookbooks 🙂

  8. deneen says:

    recently discovered Golubka – really really lovely!

  9. Beth R. says:

    This smoothie looks beautiful!

  10. Maryna says:

    Oat milk is something I never heard of. But it is on my list now)

  11. Tiffany says:

    What a fantastic looking cookbook.

  12. Lauren says:

    That looks dreamy & delicious!

  13. Claire C says:

    I am going to make this on the weekend for my 2 boys – looks yummy!

  14. This smoothie looks beautiful! I love Anya’s blog!

  15. Chelsie says:

    how delightful!

  16. Jenna Oh says:

    I love smoothies and woul love this book!

  17. Johanne Wilkinson says:

    Beautiful pics! Can’t wait to try this and I hope that you feel better. My husband & I recently moved and I’m experiencing “irritation” … not fun when it’s your home.

  18. Melissa Rougeaux says:

    Wow, that looks delicious! The rest of the book must be even more amazing!

  19. Jane says:

    Wowzzers. That looks amazing!! I’ve always had a thing for oats (when I was little I ate rolled oats and milk for breakfast – yup, raw oats!), but I have never tried oat milk.
    And strawberries are my favorite berry.. Yummo.

  20. salvegging says:

    Simply amazing, elegant and pure. How wonderful she has you make the oat milk. I hope your asthma clears soon!

  21. Leanne says:

    This looks delicious! Thank you for the cookbook giveaway 🙂

  22. maureen says:

    I love your healthy lifestyle and your book!! Hope to get that book!

  23. Julia says:

    The book looks fantastic !! And I would love to own it… 😉
    Many greetings from Germany,

  24. Chloé says:

    Wow. I’d love to win this 🙂

  25. Mirijam says:

    I still have to learn more about making vegetarian dishes, so I am very keen to discover this book.

  26. This book looks beautiful, and the smoothie looks so good to me right now :)! I would love to win a copy of the book!

  27. Marilyn says:

    The smoothie looks delicious! I’d love to win a copy of the cookbook!

  28. Emily says:

    This smoothie looks beautiful, and so does her book!

  29. Angela Brown says:

    Really beautiful pictures. I love the simple white backdrop in this series. I’ve started to experiment with various new “milks” this year, though have never tried oat milk– I’m crazy curious about the taste. Thanks for sharing. I’ll be back soon 🙂

  30. These look sooo yummy and refreshing… perfect for this hot weather.

  31. Loved the ideia. I’m certainaly going todos try it tomorrow.

  32. Ellen Kaldor says:

    This cookbook looks amazing! I’d love to check it out!

  33. Erin says:

    Yum! Love her site and would adore cooking my way through this book!

  34. cori says:

    Love a chance to have the book!

  35. Becca says:

    Not only do the recipes look delicious. They are gorgeous as well! I have never made my own oat milk but I may just do so now 😉

  36. Rebecca says:

    Oh, I’ve been meaning to try making oat milk. This is the perfect excuse!

  37. Mariam says:

    This looks so tasty! I’d love to win this book. I’ve had dinner recent health changes that require a similar change in diet and this would be such a helpful resource. 🙂

  38. stephanie says:

    I’m there with the unexpected health issues; would love to read this cover to cover, too and be inspired!

  39. Devi says:

    These look beautiful –as do all of Anya’s recipes! I’ll definitely be making these this weekend.

  40. Jenny K says:

    I’ve never heard of an oat smoothie before, how original!

  41. Sarah P says:

    This smoothie looks divine! The Vibrant Table has been on my wish list, I’d love to win a copy! sarahepardee at gmail dot com

  42. Sarah says:

    The book looks great! Wonderful colors:) Greets from Switzerland, Sarah

  43. Linda L. says:

    I’ve never heard of oat milk before – looks interesting.
    My sympathies on your asthma – I had the reverse experience. We moved about 13 years ago and both my daughter and I have been virtually asthma-free since about a month after we came here. Hopefully, you’ll be able to identify the source and deal with it.

  44. Hope you feel better soon, Sarah! Allergies are no fun especially after your big move. I’ve been waiting to get my hands on Anya’s cookbook, her work is wonderful and inspiring.

  45. Meghan says:

    This is such a wonderful end-of-summer treat. I think it’d be lovely with a bit of pistachio crumbles sprinkled on the top, or even almonds. Both your and Anya’s photos are so beautiful and alluring.

    P.S.- I do hope your asthma clears up. Best wishes!

  46. Sonja says:

    The smoothie looks delicious, sooo yummy and refreshing and the cookbook seems to be amazing!
    Love it!

  47. Finding inspiration nowadays are much easier – you are in fact bombarded by it.
    But there is something about a book: holding it, smelling it and accidentally staining it with flyaway ingredients.
    I would love if The Vibrant Table can become part of my recipe book collection, I’m trying to shift my focus to healthier foods.
    Thanks for a great blog – just opening it relaxes me and takes me to a different world.

  48. What a gorgeous looking smoothie! I still don’t have that book (weirdly) but can only imagine all the fun recipes in it. My name and e-mail are in this post with the comment 🙂

  49. Nandita says:

    Stunning!!!! I am a sucker for smoothies…but I have never tried a smoothie with oat milk. I would love to give this a try 🙂

  50. Ólöf says:

    mmm.. this sounds like something to try! and we share the love for vanilla bean !! I put vanilla in almost everything!

  51. Debbie says:

    So pretty – a feast for my eyes, today. Tomorrow a feast for the tummy.
    This is one smoothie I am going o make. Now to check out the cookbook.

  52. Lesie says:

    Making that delicious drink today!

  53. Isabelle says:

    There is nothing quite like sitting down in your favourite chair, or outside, with a cup of tea or coffee, and an inspirational cookbook. Thanks for the post – the book looks wonderful. xxx

    p.s. I am sorry to hear about allergies related to your new house – has the problem been solved already?

  54. Enid says:

    Can’t wait to try the divine-looking smoothie. And, hopefully check out the great cookbook! PS. Your blog and photos are a huge inspiration to me! 🙂

  55. Heather says:

    Beautiful indeed, and so fresh and healthy-looking! As a dietitian, I would love to explore it more. Cheers (and feel better!).

  56. Leigh says:

    The book looks fantastic. Been a fan of her blog for a long time.

  57. Marcia says:

    Very intrigued by that book! It looks amazing!

  58. Olivia says:

    My house loves a good smoothie ! Can’t wait to try ????

  59. Stephanie says:

    The timing of this is pretty serendipitous. I have just started a vegetarian diet (I am literally 4 days into it!) to see if it would help me with my arthritis. Even if I don’t win a copy, I want to go and check this book out. Thanks for sharing this!

  60. Deborah says:

    Looks like a lovely book. Always love a healthy recipe.

  61. Andrea says:

    Yum! Thanks for sharing! I went dairy-free recently, so this is timely!

  62. Stacey Roberson says:

    The smoothies look delish!

  63. nadine says:

    nice one! looks delish. thanks for sharing, will be tried soon!! the book looks so nice too, would really love a copy!

  64. meg says:

    the oat milk…I’ve never heard of it, but it sounds so soothing….must try! xo

  65. Sabrina says:

    Just found you on Pinterest! Looking forward to reading more of your stuff! The smoothie looks delicious!

  66. Jan R says:

    Would love to have this book…PLEASE!

  67. Dana says:

    What a beautiful and interesting book. I love to try out new things so it would be right up my alley. Thanks for the opportunity.

  68. Kristen says:

    Must find this book at the library soon!

  69. Sarah says:

    I like the sound of ‘vibrant’. It means something special and good awaits!

  70. Abby says:

    beautiful photos, Sarah! a lovely post, as always. and that book looks gorgeous! xo

  71. Sacha says:

    “What a way to start the morning”, indeed! This is striking, and I love the recipe. I’m sorry to hear about the allergies. Hopefully they go away in time! I hope the rest of the family is doing alright.

  72. Faith says:

    I have a friend who would absolutely LOVE this book!

  73. Delicious recipe and book/photography <3
    I hope your allergies ease up 😉

  74. Such a great smoothie idea and fab for the mornings when you are too busy to sit down and eat breakfast. I will find that books:-)

  75. Margaret says:

    Wow! Such lovely flavors and colors. Love the blog and have for a while now, especially the writings.

  76. Anouk says:

    Yes please to Vibrant Food in my kitchen. Could not think of a better way to ease the transition into colder weather: colors on my plate!!

  77. Gitana Gordon says:

    Prepared a few days before, this smoothie looks like a great substitute to breakfast on the mornings I have to run out the door. Thanks for the lovely recipe 🙂

  78. Lynn K says:

    Just started following your blog and glad to learn of new recipes and of this lovely cookbook!

  79. I’ve been making my smoothies with just oatmeal forever, but have always had to overcome the “texture” issue. I can’t wait to try this recipe!

  80. Lena says:

    Hey Sarah
    I would love to take care of this book!

    — Lena, a cookbook enthusiast

  81. Mina says:

    This cookbook looks like it would inspire absolute tables full of vibrant recipes!
    Beautiful photos!

  82. Mina says:

    p.s. I made your maple oatmeal bread the other day and it’s GONE! not a crumb left to savor… Today will go for the banana bread. Thank you for your beautiful recipes! My family is enjoying 🙂

  83. Leanne says:

    I am always intrigued by the cover of cookbooks and that cover is particularly lovely. I love your blog by the way. I enjoy the very relaxed vibe it has and your photos are always peaceful- like warm cup of chamomile tea.

  84. Matthew says:

    This was amazing! I will most definitely be making this multiple times. I would love a copy of that book!

  85. This is one mighty fine smoothie. Not your ordinary smoothie by any means. It flat out looks special even before one reads what is in it.

  86. Britney Loren says:

    Love this. I have amazing strawberries from the farmers market that I have frozen…..perfect way to use them! I will also try this recipe with my home-made almond milk. I will be sure to check out Golubka!

  87. christiana says:

    Lovin’ the sound of those smoothies! I do drink Oat Milk everyday…weirdly enough I have never thought about making my own and pay Au $3 a litre for it, so this has inspired me to try and make my own. The book is wonderfully inspiring, thank you for featuring it.

  88. Emma says:

    Those smoothies look parfait-licious!

  89. Laura Biscaro says:

    lovin’ this!! I love raw vegan food, it’s so colorful and beautiful! and this looks sooo tasty o.o

  90. says:

    I love smoothies and this one also looks irresistible!! I’m definitively going to try it!

  91. Aleksnadra says:

    This looks amazing! I love both your and her blogs, I’ll have to try this tomorrow 🙂

  92. Madeline says:

    I’d love the chance to win this cookbook, everything looks delicious!

  93. Natalia says:

    Beautiful recipe! Thanks for sharing!

  94. Emily Ballantyne says:

    Looks beautiful! Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day and this would be a delicious way to wake up.

  95. Sarah says:

    Thanks for the giveaway. This looks delicious!

  96. jen says:

    wow, that looks amazing. at first i thought the oat milk layer was ice cream, it looks so thick and creamy!

  97. Liz S. says:

    Fabulous recipe and cookbook!

  98. Megan says:

    Such a fantastic book! I’m Megan haha and my email is; x

  99. Sarah Hudson says:

    This looks so good!

  100. abby says:

    Oh give me a bite of that right now!

  101. Danielle says:

    That smoothie looks amazing!

  102. Missy says:

    Oat milk is new to me, but I can’t wait to make the strawberry smoothie! It looks amazing!,

  103. Anna says:

    The book and this recipe both look lovely! Thanks for the giveaway 🙂

  104. Nickie Gorsky says:

    A very beautiful and important cookbook. I am looking forward to trying this smoothie as we are still getting fresh strawberries here! Thank you for this dazzling blog!

  105. monica says:

    Wow this looks so good and a great alternative for my boys before school. I can’t wait to make this, I think I’ll try it with greek yogurt though.

  106. Nataliya M says:

    I love Anya’s blog! She makes beautiful healthy food, and although it might look like it could be complicated, she lays out the recipes and makes it sound so simple actually! What a great example of making healthy, beautiful food, in easy and simple steps (with just a bit of effort of course.) I love the idea of making your own ingredients (such as oat milk) to use in recipes, which I have yet to try out and might do so in this smoothie!

  107. I’ve heard such wonderful things about The Vibrant Table. I have no doubt that I’d love it. The smoothie here looks incredible… and I’m not even a big smoothie person. Love the oat milk (have never tasted it, but I’m sure it’s delightful).

  108. Jodie says:

    What a great wholesome breaky. It looks absolutely delicious.

  109. Denise says:

    This looks beautiful as well as delicious!!

  110. Diane says:

    The smoothie looks delicious and the book sounds great.

  111. ~Heather says:

    I’d love to add my name to the hat. I have this book from the library and I’d relish the thought of having my very own copy!

  112. Lana says:

    That smoothie sounds delicious and intriguing! Thank you for introducing Anya’s blog, I am so excited to discover it and follow along.

  113. These look incredible and I’d love to have a copy of that book.

  114. Sandy Young says:

    This smoothie looks lovely! I’ve never used oat milk in my smoothies before. Can’t wait to give it a try 🙂

  115. This looks amazing! I go crazy for anything strawberry 🙂

  116. Greta says:

    Have just found your blog and its amazing! Keep going!

  117. Tara Warkentin says:

    This looks delicious!

  118. Merrilee says:

    I just found your, oh so very vibrant blog. Everything is so appealing!

  119. […] one from The Vanilla Bean Blog may not fit into any traditional Fall flavors category, but a Strawberry Oat Milk Smoothie just […]

  120. Kate says:

    These are so cute! I love their simplicity, and the presentation is so novel. These will be great to make in the lead up to Christmas. Thanks for sharing Sarah, and for introducing me to Golubka 🙂

  121. […] This recipe is quite unique, because its main ingredient, oat milk, is made from scratch, with oat groat and purified water, through an overnight process. The smoothie contains other natural ingredients, like cocoa nibs and pure vanilla bean. The result is tastes quite amazing. You can find the recipe at Strawberry Oat Milk Smoothie. […]

  122. This looks really delcious. Thank you for sharing this recipe.


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