So easy, everyone can do it! Protein Oats

If it was easy, everyone would do it. I’m here to tell you, making protein oats is easy and everyone can do it! This meal gives you a serving of whole grains, protein and can be easily modified to fit your tastebuds or diet needs!

When I think about protein oats, it reminds me how no matter my emotional feelings, the meal itself is satisfying. I can warm it like in the recipe shown, I can put it in the refrigerator for “overnight” protein oats, I could bake it in the oven, I could cook and then freeze and so many more options. Those different textures and tastes can fit my different needs.

The needs in this recipe: peanut butter. I fulfilled the need.

Crazy Richard’s┬ápeanut butter is my absolute favorite. First, it’s an Ohio-based company. Second, the only ingredient: peanuts! Both the smooth and chunky textures taste great and it’s simple. Do you see a theme here?

True Nutrition has become my standard source for whey protein. I’ve been loving their New Zealand Grass Fed Whey and this time, used the chocolate peanut butter flavor. Delicious.

And oats. All oats are grown gluten free. The only concern some might have is if they are processed in a facility where gluten-containing grains (barley, wheat or rye) were processed. Since I’m not concerned about mine, I just use the quick-oats.

Watch below for this easy video and trick I used for a cake-like consistency of my protein oats. Enjoy and share how you flavor or modify your recipe!

Recipe: Protein Sweet Potato Waffle

Life is like baking or cooking new recipes. We must take different ingredients, mix them together, alter the procedure and see what yields. If it tastes bad, either modify it or don’t make it again. Simple idea, right?

If I’m trying to come up with new recipes, it is usually pulling random ingredients out of my cupboard and fridge/freezer. Can you relate? No one likes the hassle of having to run to the store late in the day/night for that ONE ingredient the recipe author claims is necessary or the recipe will be a flop. The best thing about trying out new recipes is that if they fail, I can either improve the recipe or not make them again. I’ve attempted sweet potato waffles a few times. The first few were kind of dry… But this one, I think I’ve got it down.

protein sweet potato waffle

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Muscle Mint Chocolate Protein Overnight Oats

Since I am on my “off season” from competition, I have been playing with new recipes and counting my macros. Breakfast has always been my favorite. I workout in the mornings and enjoy coming home and making something fresh or having something flavorful waiting for me when I arrive.

Pinterest has been overflowing with the sensational “overnight oat” recipes and I had yet to try one. Until now. I think I am in love. I created my own spin on this overnight oat recipe. Thanks to my awesome app, MyMacros+, I was able to put together my recipe and calculate my macronutrients from it.

So here it is, the Muscle Mint Chocolate Protein Overnight Oats.

Serving Size: 1 cup
Calories: 300
Proteins: 31.2g
Carbohydrates: 34.2g
Fats: 4.5g
Fibers: 6g

Muscle Mint Chocolate Protein Overnight Oats

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c. dry Quick Oats
  • 1 Tbsp. Whole Ground Flaxseed Meal (Bob’s Red Mill)
  • 1/2 rounded scoop Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey Protein – Extreme Milk Chocolate
  • 1/2 c. Fairlife Fat Free Ultra-Filtered Milk
  • 1/4 c. MuscleEgg Protein Drink – Mint Brownie Flavor (or can add regular egg whites instead)
  • 1 Tbsp. Walden Farms Chocolate Dip (for added chocolate awesomeness)
Method
  • Mix all dry ingredients in container. I used a 2 cup glass container with lid.
  • Stir in MuscleEgg, milk and chocolate dip.
  • Place lid on container and store in refrigerator overnight, or minimum 4 hours.
  • Hit the hay, awake, workout and enjoy! Can eat cold or microwave 30 seconds to 1 minute.

 

That depressed look on my face when my food is all gone. It always happens so quickly.

Have a variation you have tried or are interested in? Let me know. I’m all about experimenting with new healthy, clean recipes!