So you’re having an oatmeal shake for breakfast. Great! A healthy breakfast with whole grains like oats is good for you. We all know that.
But drinking an oatmeal shake for breakfast daily gets boring fast. For all its benefits, oats don’t have the most tantalizing flavor. The struggle is real.
Fear not! We at Jimmy Joy HQ put together this helpful listicle to jazz up your daily breakfast smoothie. Inspired by our delicious lineup of Plenny Shake flavors, here are our favorite ways to pimp your oatmeal shake.
Add fresh fruit to your oatmeal smoothie
What’s the easiest way to pack color, flavor, vitamins, and minerals into your breakfast shake? Fruits, of course. Aside from making your pasty-looking oatmeal smoothie look a heck of a lot more appetizing, fruits are packed with fiber, which is good for your gut.
Our favorites are strawberry, banana, and mango—all Plenny Shake flavors, of course. If you’re watching your sugar, stick to fruits with a low glycemic load, such as watermelon, pears, oranges, peaches, and grapefruit.
Pump up the protein with nut butters
Protein is a magic word. Don’t believe us? Just say the word “protein” and watch Crossfitters magically appear out of thin air. Do as the #fitgirls and #fitboys do, and pump extra protein into your diet with a tablespoon or two of your favorite nut butter in your breakfast smoothie. Easy.
But which nut butter is better? You can stick to peanut butter, your beloved childhood sweetheart, or go for almond butter, the hip new yoga pants-wearing hottie on the block. Almond butter is a slightly better source of monounsaturated fat (good for your heart and cholesterol levels) and fiber, and a way better source of Vitamin E, calcium, iron, potassium and zinc. Just don’t tell peanut butter we told you so.
Kale isn’t just for hipsters. Dark green leafy vegetables such as kale, spinach, collard greens, mustard greens, romaine lettuce and Swiss chard (and apparently dandelion greens too, who knew?) are powerhouses of nutritional goodness.
By blending a cup or two of raw dark leafy greens into your oatmeal smoothie, you’re loading up on vitamins A, which your body uses to fortify your skin cells as a barrier to infections; and K, which helps your wounds heal and blood clot, making you resistant to death by a vampire bite. You also get copper, which your metabolism needs to blitz nutrients into fuel for your body.
Ah, just have a Plenny Shake.
Sit back and relax, we got this. With over seven awesome flavors to choose from, Plenny Shake is the only pimped-up oatmeal shake you need in life. Plus, we love tinkering around with fun, funky limited edition flavors to keep things interesting. Got any ideas for new flavors? we’d love to hear them.
Seriously though. Plenny Shake doesn’t just taste yummy, but it’s also made from real food, and contains carbs, protein, fiber and basically everything you need to keep your engine running for hours. Did we mention it also has 27 essential vitamins and minerals your body needs?
So you can get all cute and pimp your oatmeal shake yourself, or you can just click here to get us to do the dirty work for you. We don’t mind. Really.
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