My favourite thing to have in the morning after a hard session at the gym is Proats (Protein-Oats). They are so tasty, warm and comforting. There are so many variations you can have and they are a little more fun than regular porridge!
Zoats are getting popular now too where you add grated courgette to your porridge, I have to try this sometime soon.
I have a general recipe and this can be chopped and changed to suit whatever protein and fruit you have available to you at the time of making them.
What you’ll need:
- 200 ml Milk (I use dairy milk)
- 1 scoop of protein ( I use MyProtein Vanilla or Chocolate Brownie flavour protein)
- Porridge Oats (30-60g)
- Chocolate Chips (milk/dark/white)
- Fruit (Strawberries/Raspberries/Blueberries)
Depending on how much oats you use you might want to add a bit more milk. I use a lot of milk because I really like them creamy and smooth.
So I cook mine in a saucepan on the cooker (controversial because it is a little more time consuming, but it so worth it).
- On a medium heat, add the milk to a saucepan and then add the oats and protein powder. I give it a good whisk or stir as you might have lumps forming in the protein. Be patient!
- Stir intermittently for about 10 minutes until they are nice and creamy.
- Add your toppings….. 🙂
- To microwave, do 2 minutes on 700 Watts, and then give them a good stir to make sure the protein is mixing properly.
- Microwave for another minute.
- 3. Add your toppings…..
Combinations of toppings:
- Vanilla protein with milk chocolate chips and blueberries
- Vanilla protein with blueberries and crushed walnuts
- Chocolate Brownie Protein with white chocolate chips and raspberries
- Chocolate Brownie Protein with dark chocolate chips and strawberries
- Vanilla porridge with grated apple topped with sliced apples, walnuts and raisins
Some people like to put frozen raspberries in their porridge, a concept that I am not comfortable with just yet. I am sure you can try Pina Colada Protein with chunks of pineapple and all sorts of combinations… go wild! Regular porridge is good too, if you add cinnamon and blueberries… Honey, Chocolate, Maple Syrup, all sorts of fruit…