I get asked about how I make my protein porridge (or ‘proats’) pretty regularly, so I decided to do a quick post of the basic recipe. I add either protein powder or egg whites to my oats for some added protein, sometimes both! Egg whites give the oats quite a fluffy texture, and add volume. They don’t taste particularly eggy, so if you don’t like eggs don’t let that stop you from trying this! Alternatively, you can just leave them out and add a scoop of protein powder.
Once you have the basic recipe down, the toppings are the fun part! You can experiment with so many things – fruit, nuts, seeds, yoghurt, cacao nibs, bee pollen, nut butter, chocolate chips, nutella.. The list is endless!
You can also flavour the oats by adding in some MyProtein flavdrops (I’m obsessed with the toffee flavour), a sachet of hot chocolate powder (I like Highlights or Options), cacao powder, or some protein powder. See below for more ideas..
Egg White Oats
- 40g old fashioned oats
- 1/2 cup milk (I use almond milk)
- 1/2 cup water
- 100g egg whites (2 or 3 egg whites)
- Optional – flavdrops, protein powder, toppings etc.
- Whisk the egg whites (if you’re short on time, you can just shake them up in a protein shaker)
- Add the oats, water, and milk to a saucepan and cook on medium heat for about 3 min, stirring regularly
- Add in the egg whites and cook for another 1-2 min
- Add in whey protein, flavdrops, cacao etc. when cooked
- Pour into a bowl, add toppings, and enjoy!
Macros (excluding toppings) – 27g Carbs 3g Fat 16g Protein
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Oats with blueberries, strawberries, bee pollen, cacao nibs, and almond butter
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