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.
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!
- 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
- Mix all of the ingredients together in your blender until smooth.
- Pour into a glass and garnish with a sprinkle of cinnamon on top, if desired.
- 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.