Does baking delicious treats suddenly seem even more appealing, while spending more time indoors? It’s pretty hard to resist the urge to bake chewy, rich and satisfying cookies for the entire family! But, we’ve created a recipe that’s equally appealing, while being far more nutritious…
If you find yourself craving sugar and sweets more than usual while “social distancing” under these unforeseen circumstances, know that you aren’t alone. Your brain releases “feel good” chemicals called endorphins after you eat sweets, explaining why the instant “sugar rush” may make you feel happier and more energized at first, until you reach a sugar crash. These stressful times may tempt you to reach for desserts like cookies, but we have a healthy cookie-like protein smoothie you can savor instead!
This Double Chocolate Oatmeal Cookie Shake embodies the taste and texture of chocolate oatmeal cookies, but without the typical added sugar, butter and refined flour. In contrast, this delicious protein shake offers total satisfaction and sustained energy, along with essential nutrients to enhance your health and boost your immunity, so you can look and feel your best.
Made with 310 Chocolate Shake, banana, rolled oats, cacao powder, cacao nibs, almond butter, and unsweetened almond milk, this dessert-like drink will satisfy your cravings for sweets while fueling your body with clean, quality ingredients that you can trust.
Continue reading for the full recipe and some of the many health benefits of this decadent shake!
Get Your Cocoa Fix in a Healthy Way: 310 Chocolate Shake
The first ingredient to give this Double Chocolate Oatmeal Cookie Shake it’s richly satisfying cocoa flavor is 310 Chocolate Shake! This meal replacement shake powder sweetens up your drink with natural plant-based sugar, Stevia – so you enjoy a “sweet treat” without all of the sugar. This protein powder also includes elements of a nutritious meal, including high-quality protein, dietary fiber, some healthy fats and carbs, probiotics, superfood greens, and essential vitamins and minerals.
Due to this, this shake recipe can act as a dessert, but also can qualify as a meal when adding extra smoothie ingredients! With a blend of plant-based proteins, (including pea, brown rice, and hemp), 310 Chocolate Shake can provide you with the building blocks to grow and maintain lean muscle, and support strong joints. In addition, these particular plant proteins can help keep you full and satisfied after your meals. Each 310 Shake serving is packed with 15g of protein, so you can support your total health, while satisfying your chocolate desires!
For additional nutritional value, 310 Chocolate Shake contains 1 billion CFU of probiotics per serving, in order to give your gut the good bacteria it needs to function optimally. Not only will these probiotics support your optimal digestive functioning, but they will also help strengthen your immunity and your body’s defenses.
Essential vitamins and minerals, and organic superfoods are included in this shake as well, to help encompass all the aspects of a nutritious meal. This means immunity-boosting antioxidant vitamins like A, E, and C, and minerals like potassium, magnesium, and calcium to promote bone health and overall wellness. In addition, super-nutrient-packed foods like organic broccoli, spinach, kale and pomegranate are in every serving.
Get That Oatmeal Cookie Taste: Rolled Oats
The next ingredient in this shake recipe is, of course, rolled oats! Oats not only add thickness and texture to your shakes, but they also make it taste very similar to the oatmeal cookies you know and love! Not to mention, oats are very high in fiber, helping to keep you full and satisfied after a meal. In addition, the particular fiber in oats, beta-glucan, has been shown to potentially assist with reducing bad cholesterol levels (LDL), helping to promote heart health.
Boost Your Immune System, Deliciously: Cacao Nibs & Powder
Finally, to further boost the chocolate-y flavor that you may be intensely craving right now, cacao nibs and cacao powder are included to enhance the cocoa notes in this recipe. In addition to having rich flavor, cacao nibs and cacao powder also contain significantly less sugar than regular chocolate, making them the perfect substitute to include in this recipe.
In addition, these two ingredients are also jam-packed with antioxidants, or the “good guys” in your body, which help keep you well, and fight off sickness and disease.
Are you ready to fuel your body with this cookie-inspired shake recipe, and satisfy your sweet tooth in the healthiest way possible? See below for the full recipe!
Double Chocolate Oatmeal Cookie Shake
- 1 scoop 310 Chocolate
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1/2 frozen banana
- 2 tbsp rolled oats
- 1 tbsp cacao powder
- 1 tbsp cacao nibs
- 1 tbsp almond butter
- 1/2 cup ice
- Combine ingredients in a blender and blend until completely smooth.
- Serve and enjoy!
- 378 calories
- 36g carbs
- 23g net carbs
- 18g fat
- 23g protein
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