Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Milkshake

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I have never been a breakfast person.  My stomach screams for food in the mornings, but I have never liked traditional breakfast foods.  Well, other than pancakes and donuts.  I can’t eat those every day.  My mom was always so worried about me when I was younger because I wouldn’t eat breakfast, so she started making me sweet treats to eat.  She figured something was better than nothing.  So, I grew up eating cake, pie, pancakes with a peanut butter syrup and other sweet goodies every morning.  Well, to this day, my breakfast has to be sweet.  I love pancakes smothered in a sweet cinnamon maple cream sauce.  Or bananas foster french toast.  Or a piece of homemade pumpkin pie.

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Is your mouth watering yet?  If not, you might need to go see your doctor!  😉

Anyway, I am so in love with oatmeal raisin cookies.   I don’t know what it is about the combination of oatmeal, cinnamon and raisins, but it is amazing to me!  I decided to play around with the ingredients one day when I was in the mood for a milkshake.  This has become a regular around here.  I think it makes a perfect breakfast.  You could certainly sub the ice cream with non-fat yogurt if it makes you feel better.  I was wanting to call this a “skinny” milkshake but I guess it technically probably doesn’t quite fit the bill.  While this is definitely less calories than using regular ice cream and whole milk, it is still quite a few.  I justify it because it fills me up and keeps me from being hungry in just a couple hours like so many things do.

This shake is perfect for breakfast or a snack any time of the day.  Try it and let me know what you think!

Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Milkshake
 
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Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 2 cups low fat or no added sugar vanilla ice cream
  • ¼ heaping cup Quaker rolled oats
  • ¾ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1½ tablspoons raisins
Instructions
  1. Mix all of the ingredients together in your blender until smooth.
  2. Pour into a glass and garnish with a sprinkle of cinnamon on top, if desired.
Notes
- You are welcome to use any ice cream of your choice. I chose no sugar added to keep the carbs/calories down a little. You could also sub with a non-fat or greek vanilla yogurt.
- You can use any milk you wish. Again, I chose unsweetened almond milk to control the calories a little.
- You could also add in some vanilla whey powder to give it protein.
- Honestly, I have made this with and without raisins. It still tastes like a yummy oatmeal raisin cookie even without the addition of the raisins. Omitting them does take out some more sugar and calories from the shake.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 14 oz.

 

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Shari is the wife of the most handsome husband. They have three amazing kids who are everything to her. She spends her days running kids to and from school, activities, etc. When she isn't in the car, she can usually be found in the kitchen cooking or baking up something delicious! Shari's photography has been published in many national publications, such as Better Homes and Gardens, Grace Ormonde, Knot Magazine, Premier Bride, and more.