Most mornings I try to avoid eating carbs because I just don’t like having them so early in the morning, but this recipe is too good to pass on when I need something different. This oatmeal recipe is packed with healthy carbs and a lot of protein, so I don’t feel so bad having it on occasion.
For my oatmeal, I like to use quick oats as opposed to old fashioned or steel cut mostly because it’s fast for work mornings. Given the fact that this breakfast is loaded with carbs I try to keep it’s calorie count down as much as I can. To do that, I mix almond milk with water to make my oats. I also don’t add in any sugar, instead I use protein powder which adds sweetness and protein macros I need for the day. I’ve heard that adding an egg into your oatmeal and mixing it can make it fluffier and creamier, but I haven’t tried that yet.
What You’ll Need:
- 1/2 C your favorite oats
- 1/4 C usweetened original almond milk
- 1/4 C water
- 1 scoop Optimum Nutrition Protein Powder – I use Vanilla Ice Cream, the Banana Cream is also good
- peanut butter powder
- raisins, fruit
Edit: You also need to add in some peanut butter powder to this – thank me later!
Prepare the oatmeal by warming the almond milk/water – don’t let it boil. Add in measured oatmeal, protein powder, peanut butter powder and raisins. Let simmer until the oatmeal is cooked – only a minute! Stir in cinnamon to taste and serve hot. Sometimes I’ll add a splash of almond milk or a few slices of banana. Macros on my oatmeal: 339 calories, 45g carbs, 31g protein, 5g fat. Not too bad!
Like I said, I rarely make this for breakfast on cut because it’s a lot more carbs that I like to confuse in anyone meal but cravings kick in and this satisfies it!