It’s JANUARY, people.
You heard me!
Yep – who says eating healthy and following our new years resolution to lose weight, get fit, and take back control over our health means we have to give up the things we love, like oatmeal raisin cookies?
I know I, for one, surely don’t.
And, alas, like turning an oatmeal raisin cookie into a protein shake.
Because why on earth wouldn’t you want an oatmeal raisin cookie protein shake, am I right? Awesome.
In fact, that’s one of the best things about making your own protein shakes because you get to choose all sorts of creative flavors and make them all healthy.
Since a real oatmeal raisin cookie is gonna be filled with lots of processed sugar, butter (hello: saturated fat!), refined and processed flour, and possibly even other badness, I’ll choose the option that’s full of lean protein, dietary fiber, and healthy unsaturated fats. Thank you very much.
The way I see it: following a healthy lifestyle is all about making those healthier, more positive choices, step by step, and day by day. Eventually, it adds up to something aweesome and you can see how far you’ve come.
We’ve all gotta start somewhere, right? Why not start with a tasty protein shake that tastes like a cookie is all I’m sayin’…
So, this January, this year, this LIFE, instead of reaching for that sugary, processed cookie, try something just as sweet and delicious. Your tastebuds and your body will thank you.
Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Protein Shake
- 1 cup Almond Breeze Original Unsweetened Almondmilk
- 1/2 banana
- 1/3 cup old fashioned oats
- 1 1/2 scoops vanilla protein powder
- 1 tbsp raisins
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- Add Almond Breeze unsweetened almond milk, banana, old fashioned oats, vanilla protein powder, raisins, ground cinnamon, and ice into a blender. (I find that starting with the almond milk makes the job a lot easier on the blender.)
- Now, blend until the mixture is totally smooth. It should take about 30 seconds or so, depending on your blender. Because we added raisins and uncooked oats, it can take a little longer than you might think to get them fully pureed.
- At this point, check the consistency of the shake. If you want it thicker, you can add more ice or, if you want it a little thinner, you can add a little more almond milk.
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