Muscle Oats

Muscle Oats
A little protein pump for your morning oats! Adding a scoop of protein powder to your oatmeal is a great way to boost the breakfast of champions.  Oatmeal is an amazing breakfast that gives you sustained energy.  It has virtually no sodium, sugar, or cholesterol, so it is an excellent breakfast for just about everyone! You can use your favorite whey or soy protein powder.  Make sure you read the ingredients because it is a processed food and you definitely want to avoid chemical additives and artificial sweeteners.  Designer Whey is one of the most popular brands of protein powder available at most health food stores and supermarkets. There are organic whey protein powders available from such sources as Source Naturals, Frontier, Whey Healthier, Don Lemmon’s Complete Protein Powder, and Warrior Milk.  
1 serving
1/2 cup rolled oats
1 cup of water
2 scoops of designer whey vanilla protein powder
½ cup sliced strawberries
1ounce walnuts (about 14 halves)

In a heavy saucepan, bring water to a full rolling boil. Gradually add the oats, stilling constantly, Turn the heat to low and cook, uncovered, stirring often, cook until no raw taste remains, or according to the package instructions. Depending on the kind of oats you use, cooking times will vary from 5 minutes (for rolled oats) to 20 minutes or longer (for steel cut oats). Add the protein powder to the warm oatmeal and stir until all of the whey has dissolved.  Top with strawberries and walnuts.  If you prefer to have your oatmeal with milk you can add a ½ cup of low fat organic milk but you will have to add the additional calories to your nutritional counts.
Nutritional Information per serving: 395 calories, 30.7g protein,  51.4 g carbohydrates, 8.2 g fiber, 8.9 g fat, 1mg sodium

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