High Protein Vegan Oatmeal Shake

This high protein vegan oatmeal is a filling, high energy, nutritious breakfast. It’s what I’ve been having every day for years! The best oatmeal you’ll ever have 🙂 I got the idea from a good friend of mine to blend oatmeal and other ingredients in a shake, and I’ve found some toppings that go very nicely with it 🙂


You can watch a video here or read the instructions below:


Instructions

Into a blender cup, place:

  • 80 g oatmeal
  • half a banana (save the other half for later in the recipe)
  • 2 cups soy milk
  • 2 tbsp (30 g) peanut butter
  • 10 g chia seeds
  • 15 g hemp seeds

Blender until smooth.

Drink half, and place the other half into a microwave-safe bowl.

Microwave for ~77 seconds (pressing the same number twice is easier than pressing one number and then another)

After the 2nd half of the oatmeal is out of the microwave, add the following toppings:

  • Cinnamon to lightly cover the surface
  • 15 g seeds of choice (ground flax, chia, hemp)
  • 20 g almonds
  • 10 g walnuts
  • 3-5 dates
  • 1 square dark chocolate (optional)

Stir so that the cinnamon is evenly distributed and the chocolate melts into nice streaks.

Next, add:

  • 100 g frozen blueberries
  • 50 g frozen strawberries
  • the rest of the banana from earlier

Enjoy!


Calories/ Macros

With all toppings (including the chocolate) this meal comes out to a total of:

1457 calories

57.5 g protein

157 g carbs

66.5 g fat

Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

Welcome, or welcome back to Veggies for Thought!

This week, I’m super excited to share with you folks something that I’ve been eating almost every day since my recent shows: soft, chewy, delicious peanut butter cookies (and they happen to be vegan, too!)

As always, you can check out this recipe on YouTube:

 


Ingredients

110 g bran flakes

30 g corn flakes

60 g peanut butter (4 tablespoons)

175 g soy milk

30 g oatmeal

2 dates

20 g walnuts

½ teaspoon cinnamon

1 tablespoon maple syrup: optional, if extra sweetness desired (maple goes well with the walnuts, but the cookies are sweet enough without sugar and maple syrup for me)


Instructions

  1. Put 110 g bran flakes and 30 g corn flakes into a blender
  2. Pulse several times, until the cereal is a fine powder
  3. Add bran flake/ corn flake powder to a large mixing bowl
  4. Add ½ teaspoon of cinnamon, stir
  5. Add 20 g walnuts, 2 dates (1 date if the date is large), and 10 g chia seeds to the mixing bowl
  6. Add 175 g soy milk (+ 1 tablespoon maple syrup optional, but the dates are sweet enough for me personally), and stir quickly until you have an even paste
  7. Add 30 g raw oatmeal, stir until you have an even paste
  8. For each cookie, take 1 tablespoon of the paste, flatten with your hands, and place onto a cooking sheet
  9. Bake at 350°F for 9 minutes
  10. Remove from oven, cool shortly, try to stop yourself from eating them all before you offer them to someone else

Calories/ Cost

This batch of cookies comes out to a total of 1174 calories. And yes, it is very difficult to not eat it all in one sitting (I haven’t managed to not eat them all in one sitting yet).

Splitting this into 12 cookies, each cookie costs about $0.26 to make, and has about:

  • 98 calories
  • 3 g protein
  • 13 g carbs
  • 3.7 g fat

As always, thank you so much for stopping by, and take care!

Conrad