Prep In Less Than 5 Minutes
Looking for a quick breakfast fix with some nutritional value that also fills you up? This hearty home made protein packed oatmeal recipe is sure to satisfy even the hungriest breakfast buff and is a nice alternative to the typical cold bowl of cereal. Often times the pre packaged oatmeal that we buy in the stores is filled with sugar, sodium, and other preservatives that unfortunately decrease it's overall quality and health benefits. This easy to make recipe is not only perfect to satisfy those early morning hunger cravings but also works as a great mid day work snack or post workout meal. It contains a balanced mix of high quality carbohydrates, protein, and good fats that gives your body exactly what it needs when running low on fuel.
What You Will Need
- 1/2 cup whole rolled oats. I prefer rolled oats as they have a slightly quicker cooking time when compared to steel cut oats.
- 1 cup of water
- 1 tablespoon of peanut butter (substitute almond butter for less saturated fat)
- 1 tablespoon of your favorite chocolate protein powder
- 1/2 a banana sliced
- All natural organic raw honey to taste
Bring 1 cup of water to a boil and pour into bowl with the rolled oats. Next mix in chocolate protein powder. I prefer to use pea protein opposed to whey or soy as in my opinion it is a healthier (vegan) alternative. Next mix in the sliced banana and peanut butter. Finally mix in the raw honey to taste. If prepping for on-the-go, mix everything together ahead of time in a microwave safe container and microwave for approximately two minutes. This recipe makes 1 generous serving. Simply double the recipe for those especially "hungry days". For the more adventurous souls out there substitute out the chocolate protein powder for one of your favorite flavors. Enjoy!
Mix It Up
Feel free to experiment with the recipe above in order to keep your taste buds on their toes. As stated before different flavored protein powders is a good way to change the overall taste of your oatmeal. Along with this swapping the banana out for apples or another fruit favorite can change the taste drastically. Feel free to comment and share your own spin on this recipe, I would love to hear your comments!