We should always keep in mind, that protein is an essential macro-nutrient for us athletes to support great recovery, performance and oftentimes it is a real time saver. For me personally, I don’t do the post-workout shake all the time. My favorite protein shake is my first meal in the morning.
Having an oatmeal protein shake for breakfast keeps me on point with my nutrition in the morning while making it easy to avoid unhealthy fast food alternatives for a quick meal on my way to work.
My breakfast protein shake with SunButter
There are many ways to make your breakfast healthy and delicious but today I will share my favorite recipe where I prepare the shake with SunButter.
SunButter is a sunflower seed spread, made from GMO-free sunflower seeds. SunButter has less saturated fat, less sodium, less sugar, no trans fats, and more vitamin E, fiber, zinc, and iron and it tastes so delicious. I’ve been using SunButter for a lot of different things for example when I’m baking my favorite cookies.
If you are wondering why I’m using SunButter and nothing else, it’s because a 2-teaspoon serving of SunButter boasts about 7 grams of protein, which is around 14 percent of your daily recommended intake. No Sugar Added, and Organic. SunButter is free of the top 8 allergens (peanuts, tree nuts, milk, eggs, wheat, fish, shellfish, and soy), making it a safe, nutritious, and delicious substitute for peanut butter.
My Oatmeal Sunbutter Shake Recipe
- ¼ cup dry oats
- 2 scoops vanilla protein powder
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon SunButter
- 1 ½ cups water or almond milk
- a handful of ice cubes
Blend everything for about 30 seconds. If you really want to save some time in the morning, prepare the shake the night before and put it in the fridge.
Sabrina Wieser is a running expert based in New York City and the founder of Runningbrina - She is a USATF Level 3 and IAAF Level 5 Endurance Certified Coach and experienced marathon runner. She completed over 35 long-distance races and helped over 200 clients to cross their personal finish line. Her expertise in enhancing running performance through training and nutrition has been recognized by many within the running community and different media outlets such as Huffington Post, the Dr Oz Show and adidas running.