Energizing Oatmeal Protein Smoothie
Always notice those healthy smoothies you drink for breakfast make your stomach growl again at 11 a.m.? This might even make you go snack again and look for that chocolate you keep hidden in your drawer. Eating healthy can be hard when you’ve got a lot on your plate. It’s easy to reach for processed snacks and end up with a sugar crash afterward. We have the perfect satisfying smoothie recipe to keep you fuller for longer and make you have a great start for your day.
Studies have found that meals with high-protein content increase satiety. This delicious smoothie has got you covered with 25 grams of protein! The smoothie also contains rolled oats, which are low on the glycemic index. This will keep your blood sugar levels steady and leave you feeling energized until lunch.
Ingredients (serving 1):
- ¼ cup raw rolled oats
- 1 frozen banana, cut into chunks
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 scoop protein powder (whey or pea protein)
- ½ cup almond milk
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- pinch of salt
Add all of the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. Serve with a sprinkle of cinnamon on top. Yum!