2 tablespoons oatmeal
1 pinch cinnamon
1 1/2 cups water or milk
1 teaspoon honey (optional)
When I’m needing a shake and I’m in a jam, I’m usually running around the kitchen trying to figure out what I can toss in the blender to avoid having just another boring shake.
A lot of times, my search ends without a good reward and I’m left with your basic water and protein powder mix. That’s not all bad but it is definitely not as tasty as one of my typical recipes. I noticed that I always have oatmeal around, though, and began integrating some oatmeal into more of my recipes. It’s especially useful in the mornings where I need some extra complex carbohydrates to kickstart my day.
The other item that I’m most likely to have hanging around the kitchen waiting to be used is bananas — the perfect add-on to a protein shake. The two seemed like a match made in heaven so I’ve started regularly making this banana oat protein shake in the mornings for breakfast. With a little creativity, you can whip up a tasty protein shake using a couple ingredients that are probably already in your kitchen and pantry.
You can use any kind of standard oatmeal for this. I’ve used slow oats, instant oats and even the packets of oatmeal that you can heat up in the microwave. The different kinds of flavors can transform your protein shake. My favorite is maple brown sugar oatmeal with a banana!
The type and flavor of protein powder is totally up to you as well. Different combinations can give you a totally different flavor!
Feel free to add all sorts of other goodies to this recipe! I kept the main recipe simple for this one because that is the inspiration for the recipe. It needs to be perfect for the “Oh crap I have to leave in 5 minutes and need to eat something filling” moments that happen far too often (for me at least!)
Let me know your take on this tasty and quick banana oat protein shake recipe!