Oatmeal Cookie Protein Shake
Protein is vital for building muscle, boosting fitness, maintaining bone health and a healthy weight. It’s also been shown to help fight aging. But getting enough can be hard for some folks. So, we tested out this delicious drinkable version of everyone’s favorite childhood cookie that delivers a dose of protein and a whole lotta flavor. It’s OAT-standing!
Not only does this smoothie pack a protein punch, but the oats are high in beta-glucan fiber that helps reduce cholesterol and blood sugar levels, promotes healthy gut bacteria and increases satiety. Oats may lower the risk of heart disease by reducing both total and LDL cholesterol and protecting LDL cholesterol from oxidation. Dig in!
Blast in a blender and savor the flavor of dessert for breakfast:
- 1 cup of milk or milk alternative
- 1 serving of vanilla protein powder (we used Vega Protein & Greens)
- ⅓ cup rolled oats, raw
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp flaxseeds
- 1 tsp maple syrup
- 1 tsp of ground cinnamon
- A pinch of sea salt
- ½ cup of ice
- Garnish with a sprinkle of cinnamon and toasted oats or granola