Easy Breakfast: Crock Pot Peanut Butter Chocolate Protein Oatmeal

crock-pot-Chocolate-Peanut-ButterThe slow cooker is one of my favorite and most-used kitchen items, but typically I use it for meats or soups–it never really occurred to me to leave it on overnight to make breakfast.  This oatmeal recipe from Stacey Homemaker is perfect to test it out with.

I didn’t get the organic protein shakes she used, so I made it with almond cashew milk and a scoop of protein powder instead.  I also didn’t get the pb drizzle to come out like her’s but a big scoop of regular peanut butter plopped in there did the trick.  Lately I’ve strayed from my usual powdered peanut butter and I’ve been hooked on Jif Whips (thanks to Annie) instead–but either will work fine for these oats.  This is definitely something you can get creative with and add in basically anything–enjoy!


Super Delicious High Protein Strawberries’N’Cream Smoothie



My new post-workout fave!strawberryshake


  • 1 scoop (33g) Vanilla Whey Protein
  • 2 heaping TBSP Vanilla Greek Yogurt
  • 1 splash Vanilla Soy Milk (Light) — to desired consistency
  • 1 cup strawberries, fresh or frozen
  • Pure Agave Nectar, to taste (or honey)
  • sprinkle in some Chia Seeds for an extra healthy boost (I use a little less than 1 TBSP)
  • Ice (approx. 6 cubes)


Blend all ingredients together & enjoy!

Nutrition Information: 315 Calories, 3g Fat, 16g Sugar, 29g Protein

photo credit: http://www.createdby-diane.com/2011/04/strawberry-cupcakes-with-strawberry-cream-cheese-frosting.html