Posts tagged oats
Mocha Breakfast Shake
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I do love a good breakfast shake in the morning! It's the ultimate grab and go breakfast. You can drink it on the way to work, school or any morning appointment you have. This shake is especially nice because it has coffee in it! Any time I can get my caffeine and breakfast in one convenient cup is a win. This shake tastes like a mocha latte but without the loads of calories. It has cashew butter and rolled oats to keep you full until lunch. A healthy dose of coffee is added in for energy and frozen bananas with a touch of honey to satisfy your sweet tooth! 

Try this shake for breakfast tomorrow and get your morning off to a sweet and energizing start!! 

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Mocha Breakfast Shake

Makes 1 large shake

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup strong brewed coffee, cooled to room temp
  • 1 banana, sliced and frozen
  • 1/4-cup rolled oats
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 2 scoops vanilla protein powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup cashew milk (or your favorite nut milk)
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon cashew butter

Procedure  

Place cashew milk, coffee, honey and cashew butter in blender. Blend for a few seconds until smooth. Add in remaining ingredients and blend until smooth. Adjust sweetness by adding more honey if needed. 

 

 

 

 

Almond Chocolate Chip Bites

Who can resist a chocolate chip filled, peanut buttery, almond crunchy bite? I know I can't. Especially after a hard workout or when I am craving a warm chocolate chip cookie. The beauty of these little guys is that you can sub out any nut butter you would like ( I have used cashew butter in these as well) and you can also reduce calories by eliminating the chocolate chips or rolling each bite smaller. You don't have to refrigerate these bites, so they are ideal for backpacks or hiding in your desk at work. Just don't store these bites in your car, they will most definitely melt everywhere on a hot day (that's a bit of personal experience speaking). Enjoy making these bites, but if you make them you have to bring me some. :)  

Almond Chocolate Chip Bites

Makes 15 bites

Ingredients

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup finely shredded coconut flakes
  • 1/4 cup chopped almonds
  • 1/4 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries, finely chopped  
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 tsp almond extract

Procedure

Mix all ingredients in a bowl until well blended and roll into bite sized balls ( about 1/2 tablespoon). Store in the fridge or on the counter in an airtight container.