Oats: Getting the most out of your daily bowl

Updated: Jun 11, 2018

If you’ve ever looked up lists of healthy foods you’d know that oats are a constant feature; nothing beats their versatility and effectiveness. Whether you’re bulking or cutting, this cereal deserves a permanent spot in your pantry.

The nutritional benefits to this cereal are boundless. Not only are they low in fat, they’re incredibly filling, have a decent amount of protein and are high in fibre. To make sure you get the most out of your daily bowl, however, you need to make a few necessary additions. If you aren’t sure where to start or have already exhausted your own variations, here are three #Proats recipes I’ve been using for the past few years.

But First…

× I like to use ground oats as I find this gets rid of the traditional, ‘slimy’ texture I’m not a fan of. If you can’t find them sold like that, just pop the dry oats into a food processor the night before.

× For each of the recipes below, I use between 40-50 grams of ground oats. This is an amount I came to after carefully considering my nutritional needs and specific goals, so be mindful of that when you’re preparing your breakfast. The same goes for the other ingredients.

× For each of these recipes, I used boiling water as my wet ingredient. The amount will depend on how thick you like your oats. The mixture is put in the microwave for about a minute and a half. If you don’t want lumpy oats, make sure to stir once or twice in that time frame for a smooth and silky bowl of porridge.

Easy Peanut Butter

The name says it all. This is nothing more than ground oats, 1 scoop of vanilla whey and 20g of peanut butter. Combine with boiling water and place in the microwave.

Chocolate Almond Protein Oats

Add 1 scoop of chocolate whey protein powder and 15g of almond butter to your oats. Stir in the boiling water and place in the microwave, making sure to stop and stir every once in a while. Top with a handful of toasted coconut flakes.

Banana Pecan Oats

This recipe requires 40g of oats, 1 scoop of vanilla whey and 10g of almond butter. Stir in your water and place in the microwave. Once it’s reached the consistency you prefer, top with half a banana and some toasted pecans.

And there you have it, three quick and easy ways to make your oats in the morning. If you’ve got any recipes you swear by, go ahead and leave a comment below!

© 2018 by nnyasha.

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