Breakfasts don’t have to be challenging or difficult. This strawberry oatmeal protein smoothie is such a quick and easy breakfast that will keep you full for a while.
This smoothie is a great kid-friendly way to help kids get the protein they need.
How many of you are pressed for time in the mornings?
I don’t know about you, but I feel like I have conquered the world just getting my kids up, fed and dressed for school in the mornings. Anyone else feel that way?
Trying to find something nutritious for kids is also a challenge. I can’t tell you how many mornings we heat up frozen waffles or French toast sticks for my toddler.
He loves them, but we also know that he needs variety too.
Enter this strawberry oatmeal protein shake. My toddler (and most kids, I would imagine), love to suck drinks through a straw. I think it makes them feel like adults.
And the strawberries and oats in this smoothie just make this so delicious. Especially when strawberries are at the peak season in the summertime.
This is a perfect beverage to have on those hot Southern days.
If you are interested in additional breakfast recipes, you need to check out this apple cinnamon waffles recipe. It’s kid friendly and perfect for weekend mornings!
I found that my son will want multiple servings of this when I make it. He thinks of it like a treat, which I guess is true because the strawberries add that extra sweetness to the recipe.
And I have piece of mind, because I know he’s having something that not only adds protein to his diet, but isn’t adding a ton of sugar either.
It’s also not a processed frozen breakfast, and that really makes my mom heart happy.
What is your favorite kid-friendly breakfast to serve?
Strawberry Oatmeal Protein Smoothie
- 2 cups strawberries fresh or frozen
- 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 2 scoops vanilla protein powder
- 1/2 cup oats
- 1 cup milk any kind
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon ground
- 6-8 whole ice cubes
- Add all ingredients to a blender
- Blend on HIGH until the ingredients are incorporated
- Pour into 2 glasses, garnish as desired
- If using fresh strawberries, rinse them thoroughly, then discard the greens/roughage before using.
- If you are only making one smoothie, cut all ingredients in half.
- If needed, add more milk a quarter cup at a time to thin out your smoothie.
- I used almond milk, but you can use whatever milk you prefer.
- Other ingredients you could add to this smoothie if desired: ground flax, vanilla extract, almond extract, chia seeds.