In the name of all things “back to school,” I’m deeming this week breakfast week!
It’s starting out on a really good note. Yup. Breakfast is sounding realllllllly good.
And lucky for us all, it also tastes realllllllly good. And it’s a healthy, well-balanced way to start your day.
We’re talking a smoothie made with oats + milk + cottage cheese + frozen strawberries + a touch of honey. No fancy ingredients, just simple foods you have at home blended together. Have you ever tried oats in a smoothie? It may sound a little odd at first, but when they’re blended, they’re hardly noticeable. They provide a dose of whole grains, protein and fiber. I think they really take the smoothie from being part of a meal, to making it the entire meal.
This smoothie is creamy, its a touch sweet, and its really filling thanks to the 19 grams of protein (without any protein powder!) and 6 grams of fiber. (If you use cows milk, you’ll have even more protein!)
Quick nutrition lesson: protein is often lacking at morning meals, when cereal and breads are the norm but it’s important to make sure that each meal contains protein to prevent blood sugar crashes and mindless snacking later in the day. More on the why + protein-rich breakfast inspiration here:
Breakfast can be the most important – and tastiest – meal of the day.Print
- 1/2 cup oats
- 1 cup milk
- 1/2 cup cottage cheese
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- 1 Tbsp honey
- 1 tsp vanilla
- Place the oats and milk in blender.
- Add remaining ingredients and blend until smooth.
- Calories: 311
- Sugar: 30 grams
- Fat: 5 grams
- Carbohydrates: 45 grams
- Fiber: 6 grams
- Protein: 19 grams