Banana Oatmeal Protein Shake is a filling breakfast that is exceptionally delicious! Sweetened with no refined sugars and filled with all the nutrients your body craves. Use plant-based milk, oats for plant-based proteins, and dates or maple syrup to sweeten. This is the perfect morning pick-me-up before a long hard day!
An Organic Protein Shake!
ADD VITAMINS AND PROBIOTICS
Vitamins are very important especially vitamin C, Vitamin D and Zinc and of-course probiotics. What I do for my kids is sneak in these vitamins in. Although they willingly take their vitamins, putting these vitamins in their drink ensures they get what they need with no hassle or fuss! If your little ones refuse to take these vitamins, then try this out! You will mask the flavors in the shake and they will get maximum benefits without even realizing it!
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This smoothie is delicious as is, trust me! Also, this Banana Protein Shake is a great way to get much needed energy. Furthermore, it’s a great way to feel full with healthier ingredients. An awesome breakfast choice or a perfect noon snack, this shake will help you feel satisfied and fulfills a sweet tooth at the same time!
Fun and Tasty Variations
If you’re looking to add a few kicks or bursts of flavor to this shake, go on ahead! This shake already tastes a lot like a banana oat muffin or cake! So, with a few extra ingredients, this can taste like your favorite cookie or other dessert favorites!
Spice It Up:
You can add some spiciness to this shake if you love an added bounce in flavor! What kinds of spices pair well with a shake like this?
- Cocoa powder
- Pumpkin spice
Other Flavorful Ingredients:
You can choose to make this shake heartier, add a hint of green, or give it extra sweetness. So, you can add any or a mix of the following ingredients.
- Peanut butter
- Almond butter
- Beets or Strawberries
- Honey or Maple Syrup
- Coconut or Almond milk
Banana Freezing Hacks
Looking to take this shake to another level texture-wise? It’s as easy as adding frozen bananas. Frozen bananas create a thicker and smoother texture when blended and make for an icy drink perfect for warmer weather!
Best Ways to Freeze Bananas:
Easy and Quick: The easiest and quickest way to freeze bananas is to peel them and bag them. However, make sure the bag is resealable and that you label and date them. Then, simply throw them into the freezer. Moreover, this works great if your bananas are too ripe or you’re strapped for time.
Best way to Freeze for Smoothies and Shakes: First, peel the bananas. Next, slice the bananas into about ½ to 1 ½ inch pieces. Of course, they don’t have to be perfectly sliced or any particular size. Then, you lay them out on a cookie sheet that has parchment paper to make them easier to be removed. Furthermore, put the cookie sheet or pan into the freezer for at least 20 minutes, then you can loosen them from the pan so it makes for an easier removal. After, place in the freezer for about two more hours. Next, remove them and store them in a freezer-safe resealable bag and write the date on the bag. Finally, store them in the freezer!
What to do with the leftover shake?
Almost every time I make a shake for my kids, I make too much! So, the best way not to waste any is to place the leftover shake mix in an ice cube tray, freeze, and re-use next time you make a shake. Perfect for making either a smoothie bowl or to replace ice in a shake!
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Benefits of this Banana Protein Shake
One of the more obvious benefits of this shake is that it’s great in helping maintain a healthy body or aiding in weight loss. Because it’s a filling shake and contains enough nutrients to be a substitute for a full breakfast, you can save on calories. Over time, that helps in creating a calorie-deficit which will eventually bring weight loss results!
Oats: They are packed with fiber which leads to a slower digestion which helps suppress appetite. Oats are also a great source of protein! Also, they are filled with nutrients including manganese, phosphorous, vitamin B1, and iron.
Bananas: Known to replenish electrolytes, bananas are a great source of potassium. Furthermore, they’ve been known to lower blood pressure and risk of stroke. In addition, bananas are a great source of magnesium and gives the body an energy boost!
Dates: Super nutritious, dates are packed with protein, vitamin B6, iron, and potassium. Moreover, they are also rich in fiber and antioxidants. Additionally, sates are known to promote brain health and aid with an easier labor for pregnant women. Also they are considered earth’s natural sweetener while helping control blood sugar levels!
Frequently Asked Questions:
Yes, definitely. Frozen bananas are great for hotter weather and create a thick and smoother texture.
Of course. If frozen bananas are sliced, you can remove the necessary amount and let thaw in a bowl in the fridge or on the counter. They will be a bit mushy, so only thaw if you’re using them mashed.
Yes! Because both bananas and oats have soluble and insoluble fibers, they take longer to digest. They clear out the stomach and intestines of extra waste, and leave you feeling fuller for longer.
Because they will be blended, you can use any oats you want. The best oats are old-fashioned oats, but rolled oats and quick oats work just as well.
Easy Banana Protein Shake Recipe
- milk of choice (organic)
- bananas (organic)
- old fashioned oats (organic)
- pitted dates
How to Make a Banana Protein Shake
First, place all the ingredients in blender and blend for 2-3 minutes until smooth.
Also, for added sweetness you can add more pitted dates (about 1-2), 1-2 tablespoons of honey, cane sugar or maple syrup. Enjoy immediately!
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- 2 ½ cups milk of choice
- 3 bananas
- ½ cup old fashioned oats
- 1 cup ice
- 2-3 pitted dates
- Place all the ingredients in blender and blend for 2-3 minutes until smooth.
- For added sweetness you can add more pitted dates (about 1-2), 1-2 tablespoons of honey, cane sugar or maple syrup. Enjoy immediately