Disclaimer: No oatmeal raisin cookies were actually harmed in the making of this recipe. No need to put a perfectly delicious cookie through the trauma of a blender when you can mimic the taste with more nutritious ingredients 😉
This shake is made with protein powder, old-fashioned oats, dates (or raisins), cinnamon, vanilla extract, unsweetened vanilla almond milk and ice. It’s the perfect shake for breakfast, a midday pick-me-up or even dessert. Top it with low-fat cool-whip or perhaps some chocolate-covered raisins for extra decadence without losing the nutritious appeal.
Of course we all love a fresh baked oatmeal cookie the size of our head but that inevitable sugar-crash that sets in after eating it is not so pleasant. This power protein shake, however, packs enough energy to fuel your morning routine while keeping you full and satisfied, sans the sugar-crash.
I actually made this shake over the weekend to accompany me poolside. My version of day-drinking (#rage). I poured it into a red solo cup and toasted to it being literally 90 degrees in Tampa right now. In mid-October. Did you go into hiding, Fall?!?!
We may not be enjoying hot pumpkin spice lattes as much with this weather, but ice-cold pumpkin beers are tasting extra delicious 😉
Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Protein Shake
Makes one shake
- 1 scoop protein powder – I used Select Protein in Snickerdoodle flavor which I would highly recommend! Any vanilla, plain or cinnamon-flavored protein would also work great.
- 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 3 tbsp old-fashioned oats
- 2 small pitted dates or 2 tbsp raisins
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1 cup of ice
- Combine all ingredients in a high-power blender and blend until smooth. Enjoy!
Nutrition facts per serving (one shake) – May vary depending on brand of protein powder
Calories: 300; Total Fat: 4.5 gm; Saturated Fat: 0 gm; Cholesterol: 10 mg; Sodium: 390 mg; Carbohydrates: 35 gm; Fiber: 5 gm; Sugar: 22 gm; Protein: 27 gm