380 Cals ~ 4g fat ~ 31g protein ~ 58g carbs
Do you have mornings that just seem so busy that you don’t have time to make eggs or pancakes or waffles? Or maybe you have kids that take up a good chunk of your morning. So you think… “I’m just going to skip breakfast”, “I don’t have time” or “I’m just going to stop at Dunks or Starbucks and pick up a breakfast sandwich and a coffee”.
WE ALL DO IT because it’s super convenient!
But it’s important to start fueling your body in the morning with the proper foods so I wanted to provide a quick and easy breakfast that you can eat at home while getting ready, getting the kids ready OR it’s even a breakfast that you can pack and take to work.
These protein oats are my absolute FAVORITE! You get a little bit of everything, you get your fats, your proteins, and your carbs. The only sugars in this meal are the sugars that come from the banana, so there are no added sugars. It’s a meal that can easily be changed up by switching out the banana with blueberries, raspberries or blackberries so you don’t get sick of eating the same thing everyday.
Remember these numbers are catered to me, so you can change it up to fit your needs and goals.
– 50 grams of oats (40 g is about 1/2 cup)
– 1 banana
– Dash of cinnamon (optional)
– 1 scoop of ISO Whey Protein Isolate
If you’re packing this meal to eat at work, just dump all the ingredients into a container and add water when you get to where you’re going.
After combining all the dry ingredients in a bowl, you’ll then add the water.. the more water you add, the more liquidy it’ll be. I tend to add less water because I like a thick consistency.
AND WAH-LAH! How easy is that breakfast?!
Now you’re probably wondering what protein do I use or what kind of oats do I use? Below I have listed out and explained each type of ingredient I used in this recipe. I’m not sure who originally came up with Protein Oats, but I found the idea out from a couple of fitness people I follow on Instagram.
Core Nutritionals ISO Ultra- Pure Whey Protein Isolate
This protein powder is my favorite because there’s no added sugars, it tastes delicious, there’s no artificial fillers, and it’s gluten and lactose free. This protein comes in all different flavors, I usually go with vanilla cake, but there’s also chocolate or peanut butter that would make protein oats delicious as well.
If you wanted to turn your protein oats into a sweet dessert, you could use chocolate protein powder with oats and strawberries. YUM! Your options are endless with this meal!
Quick Oats vs Old Fashioned Oats
Old fashioned and quick oats are two different types of oats you could potentially use for this recipe. In the picture below I used quick oats, which I do prefer over the old fashioned. The quick oats tend to soak up the water and the texture is more like oatmeal however the old fashioned oats do not soak up the water so it has more of a cereal consistency without the crunch. It’s all based on personal preference and what you like best for texture, but they both taste the same.
There’s also all different brands that you can get for oats, but I usually get the Hannaford brand because that’s normally where I shop for groceries and it’s the least expensive.
THE FINISHED PRODUCT! Enjoy!