Cookies and Cream Protein Smoothie shake for breakfast just might be heaven in a glass. A little bit of chocolate, chia seeds, cinnamon, and a whole lot of protein make this a great breakfast or meal on the go.
MORNINGS ARE MEANT FOR SMOOTHIES.
So if you are a regular around here, you may know that I am a confessed non-morning person and that I am married to a happy, let’s turn on all the lights and talk in the morning person.
After 24 years, I think he is starting to get it. No matter how happy and sweet he is, I will not be, until I have my coffee and something to eat. Then I am the “happy, let’s turn on the lights and talk kind of person that he is”.
Because of my morning phobia, making breakfast needs to be simple, take less than a few minutes to prepare, and also be less than three steps. As I like to call it, a non-morning person kind of breakfast.
PROTEIN IN THE MORNING TO REV YOUR METABOLISM.
Welcome the smoothie, the morning breakfast of choice for all of us non-morning peeps. I can handle drinking a smoothie or drinking a protein shake for breakfast, even when I’m half asleep.
For those of you crazies who wake up ready to start your day with a workout, it makes a great post-workout treat. Choose your favorite plant-based protein powder and your body will thank you for all those nourishing grams of protein for recovery.
Having protein in the morning will rev up your metabolism and boost your weight loss.
I typically fill my blender bottle with protein powder and the extra ingredients, minus the water or milk. I stick it in the fridge before I go to bed; thus eliminating this pesky step during my bleary-eyed morning.
Because I have to drink so many smoothies, due to my morning issues, I am always trying to come up with new and delicious recipes.
I got a sample of cookies and cream protein and couldn’t wait to try it out with some banana, chia seeds, and coconut milk. Wowza is this recipe good, like really, really, knock your socks off good. I hope you give it a try!
Cookies and Cream Protein Smoothie
- 1/3 cup of cookies and cream whey protein powder
- 1 banana
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk or unsweetened almond milk
- 2 teaspoons of cocoa powder
- 1/2 teaspoon coconut oil
- Add all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
- Pour into glass.
- Place topping ingredients in a glass bowl and microwave for 30 seconds. Stir to blend until smooth.
- Drizzle over top of smoothie