Easy Protein Oats – A Delicious and Healthy Snack
Oats are such a diverse and versatile food, they can be used in baking or just eaten by themselves. When eaten by themselves oats can be a little boring or monotonous…
Instead of getting bored with oats, try using them to make Protein Oatmeal! Oats are a great source of healthy and natural carbohydrates and fat. Combining oats with some protein powder results in a healthy and well-balanced meal!
Unlike most healthy meals it quick to prepare and this meal will keep you full and powered for hours! It’s great for any point in the day but I love it 1st thing in the morning or pre/post workout. It provides me with a lot of energy whilst keeping me full during my workouts.
This recipe can be modified to personal preference, varying the flavour of protein, using milk or water and other toppings! You can play around with the ingredients and that’s why this meal will never get boring.
If you are reading this recipe than you probably already have the basic ingredients. The recipe below is the one I prefer to use so you can either copy it or make your own variation!
- Oats – 80 grammes
- Protein powder (flavour up to you! I use Chocolate whey) – 1 Scoop
- Milk (Either dairy, non-dairy or water works) – 300/400ml
- Pinch of salt
- Cinnamon – 1/2 teaspoon
- Put the oats into a bowl, and add the scoop of protein as well as the salt and cinnamon
- Add the milk or water and mix until even consistency
- Put it in the microwave for 2-3 minutes.
- Remove the oats and check the consistency is right for you.
- If the oats are too thick, add some more water and re-microwave for a couple of minutes. Repeat until you are satisfied with the consistency.
- Add extra toppings and enjoy!
Now to the best part… the TOPPINGS. This is where you can get real adventurous and top those protein oats with whatever you want.
A couple of combinations I love are:
- Chocolate chips
- Protein bars (a little naughty but still great!)
- Cacao powder
The macros will obviously depend on what you add and how you make it but for the basic ingredients (oats and protein) it will roughly be the following:
- Calories – 452 kcal
- Protein – 29g
- Carbohydrates – 62g
- Fat – 8g
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Check out some of these other great protein recipes!
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