Berry Chocolate Protein Smoothie

This smoothie provides such an energy boost!  Whether you’re looking to fuel a workout or simply jumpstart your day, it’s sweet, filling, packed with fruit, and so easy to whip up!

Servings: 1

Ingredients:

3 Oz Fresh Raspberries

1/2 Cup Whole Milk Plain Greek Yogurt

2 Frozen Bananas (sliced before freezing to ease blending)

1 Packet Nibmor Traditional Hot Cocoa (dry)

1/2 Cup Water

Directions:

Blend and enjoy!

Ingredient recommendations linked!

Easy Vegan Fruit & Seed Smoothie

This 4-ingredient snack couldn’t be easier to make!  Keeping a stash of a variety of frozen fruit in the freezer is so helpful when creating smoothies on a whim.  I love combining handfuls of it with some sunflower seed butter and water which beautifully blends into a sweet, creamy, and refreshing snack that just so happens to be vegan and gluten free!

This is a snack-size portion, but if you were looking for more of a meal you could easily double the measurements.  I love drinking this as a side with a sandwich at lunch, or as a mid-afternoon bite.  It’s one of my favorite ways to add a couple extra servings of fruit into my day!

Servings: 1

Ingredients:

1 Large Frozen Banana (sliced before freezing to ease blending)

12 Frozen Dark Cherries

2 Large Frozen Strawberries

2 Tbsp Sunbutter

2/3 Cup Water

Directions:

Blend and enjoy!

Ingredient recommendations linked!

Chocolate Cherry Protein Oats

Let’s face it, we can’t always know what we’re going to want for breakfast tomorrow. I love the thick and creamy consistency of overnight oats, but rarely do I prepare any the night before the craving hits. My solution: “Instant Overnight Oats”. It’s simple – Prepare quick cooking oats with water in the microwave, then include roughly 1/2 a cup of plain greek yogurt (per 1/2 cup oats) in with your other ingredients and voilà! Slightly cooled and creamy oats à la traditional Overnight Oats. This Chocolate Cherry variety only requires 4 ingredients, is high in protein, and takes less than 5 minutes to make!

Servings: 1

Ingredients:

1/2 Cup Quick Oats

1/2 Cup Plain Greek Yogurt (I used nonfat)

1 Packet NibMor Hot Cocoa

Fresh Or Frozen Cherries

+ Water for the oats

Directions:

Cook up the oats with water (I use the microwave)

Stir in the hot cocoa packet

Stir in the yogurt until creamy and evenly combined

Mix in the cherries

Enjoy!

If you’re looking to enjoy the meal warm, fresh cherries would be recommended.

If you’d rather the meal be cool like traditional Overnight Oats, the combination of using frozen cherries and cold yogurt will bring the temperature down. The warm oats will thaw the frozen fruit while transferring their chill into the rest of the bowl.

Ingredient recommendations linked!

Berry & Peach Sunbutter Smoothie

This high protein smoothie is nearly a milkshake it’s so thick and creamy, but that’s my preference when it’s functioning as a meal!  It’s perfect as a filling breakfast, post-workout recovery fuel, or a mid-afternoon snack.  If you’ve ever loved the addition of peanut butter in your smoothies, this offers a very similar flavor profile in the way that it compliments the fruit and the yogurt.  The added bonuses are that it makes it more allergy friendly as well as nutritionally diverse if you’re looking to mix up your ingredients!

Ingredients:

1 Serving Frozen Strawberries (approx. 1 cup)

1 Serving Plain Greek Yogurt (I used nonfat)

1/2 Cup Apple Juice

2 Tbsp Sunbutter

1 Serving Frozen Peaches (approx. 1 cup)

Directions:

Add the strawberries, greek yogurt, and apple juice to your blender and blend

Add in the Sunbutter and blend again

Add in the frozen peaches and blend a third time until smooth and evenly combined

Enjoy!

Ingredient recommendations linked!

Chocolate Strawberry Protein Oats

If you love the thick and creamy consistency of overnight oats then this will be right up your alley!  It’s high in protein yet honestly tastes like eating dessert for breakfast.  You only need four main ingredients and it’s oh so quick and easy!

Ingredients:

1/2 Cup Quick Oats

1 Serving Plain Greek Yogurt (I used nonfat)

1 Packet NibMor Hot Cocoa

Fresh Strawberries

(Optional additional toppings that would be delicious include chocolate chips, coconut flakes, or your favorite seeds or nuts like sunflower seeds or almonds)

+ Water for the oats

Directions:

Cook up the oats with water (I use the microwave)

Stir in the hot cocoa packet

Stir in the yogurt until creamy and evenly combined

Add the strawberries and any other desired toppings

Enjoy!

Ingredient recommendations linked!

Whole Wheat Blackberry Cobbler Cups

Whenever I have produce that needs to be used up, I personally love to have a recipe on hand that doesn’t require an extra trip to the store. I prefer being able to pull from my pantry staples!

These cups make the perfect grab-and-go breakfast, afternoon coffee pairing, or dessert when warmed back up in the microwave and topped with vanilla ice cream. Their texture is a blend of a muffin and a bread pudding, and they’re not overly sweet! They’re also super quick to bake up so no planning ahead is required!

Ingredients:

2 Cups Fresh Blackberries

1 Cup White Whole Wheat Flour + An Extra Tbsp

2/3 Cup Sugar

1/2 Tsp Baking Powder

1/2 Tsp Sea Salt

1 Cup Oat Milk

1 Stick (8 Tbsp) Unsalted Butter

1 Tsp Saigon Cinnamon

1 Tsp Vanilla Extract

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 375°

Line a muffin tin with liners (12)

Coat the blackberries with the extra tbsp of flour and set aside

In a large bowl stir together the rest of the flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder

Stir in the oat milk

Melt the butter, then stir that in as well

Gently stir in your blackberries

Add the cinnamon and vanilla extract and carefully stir

Fill the 12 muffin cups. They will be around 3/4 full

Bake for about 20 minutes

Enjoy!

[Leftovers can be stored sealed in the freezer.]

If you want to transform leftovers from breakfast to dessert, simply warm them up in the microwave and add some vanilla ice cream!

Ingredient recommendations linked!

Dairy-Free French Toast

Yes, most French Toast calls for milk!  One day years back when I didn’t have any on hand, I experimented to see what would happen if I went without.  It became my preferred method!  Because there is less liquid involved, the egginess is slightly more prominent, but this creates a heartiness that I truly love.  Don’t worry, it’s plenty sweet once toppings such as syrup and fruit are added!

Ingredients:

Bread Of Choice

Eggs (Roughly 2 eggs per 2 bread slices)

Saigon Cinnamon (Such as the variety from McCormick)

Toppings Of Choice (Maple Syrup, Extra Cinnamon, Fresh Berries…Whatever you like!)

Directions:

Warm up a nonstick pan on medium heat

Grab your favorite bread and set aside

Scramble up enough eggs to cover the slices – roughly 2 eggs per 2 bread slices

Add a generous sprinkle of saigon cinnamon to the scramble

Coat your slices in the egg/cinnamon mixture and cook evenly on each side

Add your favorite toppings (I personally love dark maple syrup, some extra cinnamon, and fresh berries)

Enjoy!

Strawberry Banana Baked Oats

One Pan Oatmeal is going viral!  Here’s my take on them.  The best part about this breakfast is that you simply mix everything up in one pan which means there’s virtually no clean up and the leftovers can be easily stored in the refrigerator and reheated. They’re also completely customizable! You can use whatever type of milk you like, and you can add in or substitute your favorite ingredients.  If you want to go a different flavor route (coconut/chocolate/peanut butter), or want different fruits on top, you can make them however you like!  I’ve seen so many amazing creators share their versions of these oats, including Feel Good Foodie, Smart Gusto, and Corinne Meyer!

Ingredients:

2 Ripe Bananas

2 Cups Rolled Oats

2 Tablespoons Chia Powder (I used Navitas Organics)

2 Cups Oat Milk

2 Cups Frozen Strawberries

Maple Syrup Or Greek Yogurt For Serving

Tsp Of Oil To Grease The Pan (I used Avocado Oil)

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350°

Lightly grease a 9×13 pan

Mash the bananas in the pan

Pour in your oats, chia powder, and milk

Mix evenly

Distribute your frozen strawberries on top

Bake for around 27 minutes or until the liquid is absorbed

Top your portion with either maple syrup or a dollop of greek yogurt depending on your flavor preference

Enjoy!

Peanut Butter Berry Milkshake Smoothie

Peanut Butter Berry Milkshake Smoothie

I don’t know about you, but I like my smoothies to be super thick to the point that they’re basically ice cream!  Truly a milkshake consistency, this smoothie is high in protein and fiber, super filling as a post workout meal, and an all-around tasty way to get some more fruit into your day!

Ingredients:

1 Banana

2 Servings Frozen Strawberries

1 Serving Plain Greek Yogurt (I use nonfat)

1/2 Cup Oat Milk

3 Servings Powdered Peanut Butter – Around 6 Tablespoons Dry (I use Betty Lou’s Inc.)

Directions:

Blend in your blender of choice!  For the best consistency, first blend the banana, half of the frozen strawberries, the yogurt, and the oat milk.  Second, blend in your powdered peanut butter.  Finally, blend in the other half of the frozen strawberries.

Enjoy!

Peanut Butter Cherry Protein Oats

It tastes like a PB&J sandwich turned oatmeal bowl!  It’s not overly sweet, and the textures of the oats, cherries, and creamy peanut butter topping make for a super satisfying yet ridiculously easy breakfast on hectic mornings.  Bonus – They’re vegan and gluten free!

Ingredients:

1/2 Cup Quick Oats with Water (I love Bob’s Red Mill – Gluten Free)

4 – 6 Tablespoons Betty Lou’s Inc. Powdered Peanut Butter (Depending on preference)

Optional: Dash of Sweetener of Choice

1 Cup Dark Sweet Cherries

Drizzle of Traditional Peanut Butter

Directions:

Cook up the oats with water

Stir in the powdered peanut butter (and optional sweetener if desired)

Add the cherries

Drizzle the traditional peanut butter on top

Enjoy!