Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Breakfast Ideas with Premier Protein

This post is sponsored by Premier Protein®. I'm excited to share some of my favorite breakfast recipes and ideas featuring Premier Protein Shakes and Bars with you.

Premier Protein ready to drink protein shakes are a healthy and convenient breakfast (or any time of the day) way to get 30 grams of protein, 24 vitamins and minerals, in just 160 calories and 1 gram of sugar. You can drink them right from the container so they are a perfect breakfast on-the-go option. Today I want to share with you a few ways to use Premier Protein shakes (and bars) for breakfast you might not have thought of doing.

Cereal - Instead of milk in your bowl of cereal use Premier Protein shakes. They come in 5 flavors: Chocolate, Vanilla, Strawberries & Cream, Bananas & Cream and Caramel so you can jazz up that boring bowl of O's or puffs.

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Overnight Oats (similar to Swiss Bircher-Muesli) - You can eat this cold in the summer or heat it up for a minute in the microwave in the cold months. I make them in half pint, 8 oz. canning jars they come with a lid so they are portable and perfect for taking on a hike (or work.)

For each jar you will need:
1/3 cup Rolled Old-Fashioned Oats (not Quick or Instant)
1/4 cup Premier Protein Ready to Drink Shake (any flavor)

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Spoon oats into jars (or a bowl.) Pour the Premier Protein shake over the oats. Pat down the oats so the surface is moistened. Cover and let rest overnight in the fridge.

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In the morning, fluff oats with a fork and serve with a variety of toppings (and if desired a dollop of yogurt the way the Swiss do.) Here are some yummy topping combos but the possibilities are endless...

Oats and Premier Protein Caramel Shake with
  • a spoon of Unsweetened Apple Sauce (or some chopped Apple) and a sprinkle of chopped Walnuts
  • a spoon of Peanut Butter (or Powdered Peanut Butter) and chopped Premier Protein Bar
  • a few slices of Peaches and a sprinkle of chopped Pecans

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Oats and Premier Protein Bananas & Cream Shake with
  • sliced Banana and a sprinkle of unsweetened toasted Coconut 
  • a spoon of Peanut Butter (or Powdered Peanut Butter) and Bacon Bits (don't knock it)
  • a few Fresh or Freeze Dried Strawberries
Oats and Premier Protein Vanilla Shake with
  • a spoon of Sugar Free Strawberry Jam and a sprinkle of toasted Almonds
  • a spoon of Sugar Free Orange Marmalade and a sprinkle of Pistachios
  • a few Cherries and a sprinkle of toasted Almonds

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Oats and Premier Protein Chocolate Shake with
  • a spoon of Peanut Butter (or Powdered Peanut Butter)
  • sliced Banana
  • a few Cherries and a sprinkle of toasted Almonds
Oats and Premier Protein Strawberries and Cream Shake with
  • a few Strawberries and crumbled Premier Protein Bar
  • a spoon of Peanut Butter (or Powdered Peanut Butter)
  • a few blueberries and a sprinkle of toasted Almonds

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Waffles -  Replace the water or milk in your favorite pancake or waffle mix with any flavor of Premier Protein Shake.

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Cook as directed per your waffle maker instructions. Look for a whole or multi-grain waffle mix with lower carbs. These waffles were made with Premier Protein Caramel Shake and a dash of Cinnamon.

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I served them with a drizzle of Sugar Free Maple Syrup but you could top with fresh fruit or mm-mm cooked apples would be great on these (caramel + apples = heaven) or make it a portable, on-the-go breakfast by wrapping in foil a waffle "sandwich" with a smear of almond butter.

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Build Your Own Yogurt Parfaits - I love protein packed yogurt parfaits and they are even better when you can adjust your own yogurt to topping ratio: a dollop of Greek yogurt, some berries, and for a little crunch (and more protein) some crumbled Premier Protein Protein Bars. This is a great one to do when you have overnight guests. Use plastic cups and spoons so your guests can feel free to take breakfast with them when they hit the road.

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5 comments:

Beth Rose said...

Premier Protein shakes are our go-to shakes. They taste great and are very reasonably priced!

terri crutchleo said...

Love these shakes!

Elizabeth Ford said...

Yes amazing iced cold and satisfies my sweet tooth

Brittany Smith said...

Hey Shelly,
Have you tried freezing your waffles? I wonder if they hold up well in the freezer.
Thanks,
Brittany

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Brittany, It works great! Like Eggos :) I do fridge for up to 3 days but if I make a double batch (cause the waffle maker cleaning is always the part that keeps me from making them more often) I wrap portions in plastic wrap and place them in a freezer gallon zipper bag. The night before take them down (or a few hours LOL if you forget)