Protein shakes are a way to get the protein the body needs, in a quick, convenient way. By adding oatmeal, the protein shake becomes a double threat!
Oatmeal increases the carbohydrate content in your protein shake. Carbohydrates are a primary source of energy for your body, and carbohydrates found in oatmeal contain fiber, which helps digestion, stabilizes blood sugar level, and makes the shake more filling.
Ideally, this shake should be consumed post-workout because as Jodi the Trainer explained in the blog “Fuel Your Body for Every Type of Workout,” consuming a combination of carbohydrates and protein helps the body replenish glycogen stores and repair muscles.
1 Scoop protein powder (vanilla or chocolate)
1/2 Cup strawberries (frozen works best)
1/2 Banana (frozen works best)
1/2 Cup choice of milk (almond, skim, soy)
1/4 Cup rolled oats (rolled oats will blend easier than steel-cut oats. If you do not like the texture of raw oats, precook and cool the oats, then blend in your shake)
A few ice cubes
Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Enjoy immediately!
Per serving: 224 cal, 40g carbs, 27g protein*, 4g fat
*protein content depends on the protein powder used