Protein- & Fiber-Rich Energy-Boosting Oatmeal

This energy-boosting oatmeal is a nutritious and satisfying way to start your day, with a well-balanced combination of complex carbohydrates, over 30 grams of protein, fiber, and healthy fats. 

Why you want to make this:

  • Oatmeal is a great source of fiber, which helps promote digestive health and keeps you feeling full for longer. We like using steel cut oats for a lower glycemic load. 
  • The addition of protein powder and nut butter provides a boost of protein, which is essential for building and repairing muscles, as well as supporting overall health. 
  • The flax seeds are rich in fiber and healthy fats.
  • The berries contribute natural sweetness, vitamins, and antioxidants.

Nutritional Totals

Calories: 496
Carbs: 60 grams
Protein: 32.5 grams
Fat: 16 grams 

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup steel cut oats (150 cals, 29g carbs, 5g protein, 2g fat)
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (30 cals, 1g carb, 1g protein, 2.5g fat)
  • 1 scoop vanilla or unflavored whey protein powder (100 cals, 3g carbs, 21g protein, 0.5g fat)
  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed (37 cals, 2g carbs, 1.5g protein, 3g fat)
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter or almond butter (94 cals, 3g carbs, 4g protein, 8g fat)
  • 1/4 cup blueberries (21 cals, 5g carbs, 0g protein, 0g fat)
  • 1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup – optional (64 cals, 17g carbs, 0g protein, 0g fat)
  • Cinnamon or nutmeg for sprinkling – optional
  • Sliced banana for topping – optional

Instructions:

  1. In a saucepan, combine the oats and almond milk. Bring to a simmer over medium heat, stirring occasionally.
  2. Once the oatmeal starts to thicken, reduce the heat to low and stir in the protein powder and ground flaxseed.
  3. Cook for another 2-3 minutes, stirring frequently, until the desired consistency is reached.
  4. Remove from heat and transfer the oatmeal to a bowl.
  5. Top with berries, peanut butter or almond butter, and a drizzle of honey, if desired. To reduce the sugar content, you can mix some stevia into your oats while they’re cooking for low-glycemic sweetness. 
  6. Sprinkle with cinnamon or nutmeg for extra flavor.

Please note that the calories and macros are approximate and may vary depending on the specific brands and products used in your energy-boosting oatmeal. Additionally, if you choose to omit or substitute any ingredients, the nutritional values will change accordingly. 

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