Recipe: Nutella Banana Protein Oatmeal

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Stuck in a breakfast rut? Yeah…me, too.

As much as I love my usual yogurt/granola/fruit or whatever egg frittata we whip up over the weekend, sometimes my taste buds need a little variety. If I’m being really honest, once in a while they also need something sweet. 

And when I want to venture into dessert-for-breakfast territory without totally throwing my system into sugar shock before 7 a.m., I experiment with oatmeal. With all the fixings, of course.

But where to start? Well, my lovely friend Corey, an RN and Arbonne Executive District Manager, knows I’m a supplement fan. So when a box of her very favorite Arbonne nutrition goodies arrived at my doorstep recently, I couldn’t wait to give the Chocolate Protein Shake Mix a whirl.

Not only does a serving of this stuff provide 20 grams of vegan protein (plus 20+ essential vitamins and minerals), but it’s also clinically tested and certified to have a low glycemic index, which has little effect on blood sugar levels and does not cause a spike in blood sugar.

A cure for my early-morning chocolate craving? Check. But one that won’t send me hurtling toward an energy crash? Yup. Let’s do this! 

Nutella Banana Protein Oatmeal

Ingredients:

  • 1 package plain, unsweetened instant oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • 1/4 cup oat cereal (I used this one from Bob’s Red Mill)
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • 1 Tbsp wheat germ
  • 1/2 oz chopped hazelnuts
  • 1-2 Tbsp Nutella
  • 1/2 banana, sliced
  • 1 scoop chocolate protein powder (I used Arbonne’s)
  • 1/4 cup 2% milk

Directions:

  1. In a bowl, mix the instant oats and hot water according to the directions on the package.
  2. Add oat cereal, chia seeds, wheat germ, hazelnuts, Nutella, banana and protein powder. Mix well to incorporate.
  3. Stir in milk (add more, as desired, to get consistency you like), and microwave for 30 seconds. Enjoy!
How do you get out of the dreaded ‘breakfast rut?’
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