I’m excited to partner with new Burt’s Bees™ Plant Based Protein Shakes to make a bazillion oatmeal protein waffles. Which can’t be a bad thing, right?!
Seriously, breakfast is my biggest struggle. I have said it many times. Usually I’m getting kids ready for school and have zero desire or time to eat. Once the kids are gone, I immediately work out or sit down to work. As a parent you know the value of time. Just like land, they don’t make any more of it. Honestly, breakfasts of 2016 have been a struggle. All my energy goes into dinners. I admit it.
So, when Burt’s Bees™ approached me to help spread the word about their new line of protein shakes, I immediately thought of a smoothie recipe (and yes, a lip balm and hand lotion came to mind). Ice, veggies, fruit. Maybe coconut oil or peanut butter. Oats?! And your choice of a Burt’s Bees™ plant based protein shake: Protein + Healthy Radiance with antioxidant vitamins A, C & E or the Protein + Gut Health formula that includes GanedenBC 30® probiotics to help support your digestive health as part of a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle, or Daily Protein to nourish you from the inside out.
No matter, which one you pick, all Burt’s Bees™ Protein Shake formulas:
- Include a vitamin blend extracted from real fruits and vegetables.
- Are made with plant-based protein, which is more sustainable than animal protein.
- Are lightly sweetened with honey, monk fruit extract and Stevia leaf extract.
- Are free of artificial flavor.
- Are made with 70% organic ingredients.
- Are non-GMO, dairy-free, soy-free and gluten-free.
But you all know how to make smoothies, right (for recipe ideas check out Burt’s Bees on Pinterest)?! I make them on a regular basis or simply mix a scoop of protein powder with water after a workout or when running out the door. Burt’s Bees™ protein shakes don’t taste chalky.
But let’s have this conversation. Plant-based protein powder is an acquired taste for majority of people. Yes, I agree. And this protein shake is no different. It is made with five protein sources – pea, rice, flaxseed, sunflower seed and oat. Thus a different taste than a whey protein. BUT…It is very possible to start enjoying it. Like I said, it is an acquired taste but is so much better for you and the planet. Plant-based protein is more sustainable. Today, health professionals are recommending an increase in plant-based nutrition. America’s traditional Western diet is just too high in animal products. Personally, I have been using plant-based protein powder for over 4 years now. I don’t find it funny tasting for a long time now plus I got rid of acne that whey was giving me.
I’m not new to making protein pancakes so these oatmeal protein waffles were a breeze to make (they are made with eggs and Greek yogurt to offer a balance). Remember, it is all about balance. For me, at least. I would be very sad to eat kale, quinoa and beans all the time.
These oatmeal protein waffles tasted so good that my kids confused them with their usual waffles. Which I made at same time (triple the recipe) because I already had a waffle maker going and made a mess of a kitchen. Yes, it took me about 3 hours but the result was 100 waffles of all kinds in a freezer and 100 other kitchen tasks done in the meanwhile. I doubled the recipe and stocked my freezer. So far, January 2017 breakfasts are looking good. Do it and repeat, repeat, repeat!
- 4 eggs, large
- 2/3 cup Greek yogurt, plain (I used full fat)
- 1/4 cup milk of choice (I used almond)
- 1 cup oat flour (use gluten free for GF version)
- 2 scoops (64 g) Burt’s Bees protein powder, vanilla
- Preheat waffle maker. In a large mixing bowl, whisk eggs, yogurt and milk. Add oat flour and protein powder; whisk until well combined.
- Make waffles according to your waffle maker's instructions. Amount of batter depends on the size of your waffle maker. I have similar to this non-stick one and used a large ice cream scoop of batter per waffle.
Servings Per Recipe: 5
Amount Per Serving = 2 waffles:
Total Fat: 6.0 g
Cholesterol: 11.9 mg
Sodium: 111.5 mg
Total Carbs: 23.0 g
Dietary Fiber: 3.7 g
Protein: 11.6 g
WW Points+: 5
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Burt’s Bees . The opinions and text are all mine.