Good morning! Or afternoon 🙂
First off, I want to start out my giving a big thanks for all the congrats on our baby boy news. It’s such an exciting time and I’m glad we can share it with all of you!
Secondly, can you believe it’s Monday already? Our weekend flew by. Just means it was a good one!
Jacob and I both have a busy week ahead at work, so I spent a bit of time prepping lunches, dinners and snacks for the week. One other area I’m looking to speed up? Breakfast.
Oats are a go to breakfast for me, specifically custard oats. The egg in there adds protein for staying power, extra volume and creaminess. Making custard oats only adds just a couple more minutes to the breakfast making process, but for those morning when I have zero extra minutes, I’ll use protein powder.
Normally I’m not big on protein powders, I’d rather get my nutrition from real, whole foods, but this definitely comes in handy. Instead of whisking the egg, then adding to the oats, here I just add in 2-3 tbsp on protein powder at the end and it’s ready!
I like the natural, no flavor here. A banana is almost always added to my oats for sweetness, which works perfectly with this unsweetened brown rice protein powder.
Not only do I get about 13 extra grams of protein, you have to add extra liquid in which means more –> VOLUME. I love volume when it comes to breakfast.
Are you a fan of adding protein powder to your oats? What’s your favorite type/brand?
Cran-Banan Almond Protein Oats
- 1 1/3 cup liquid (typically I use half water, half soymilk)
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 ripe banana
- pinch of sea salt
- 1/2 tsp almond extract
- 3 tbsp protein powder
- 1/4 cup dried cranberries
- toppings: 1/2 sliced banana and 1 tbsp almond butter
- Add the liquid, oats, banana and sea salt to a small pot over medium heat. Cook for 5-7 minutes, stirring every so often.
- Stir in the protein powder, almond extract and cranberries. Allow to cook for another 2-3 minutes as it thickens some more.
- Pour into a bowl and add the toppings!
I love a good, warming bowl of oats in the morning. Don’t you?
Have a great Monday!
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