Simple, quick and easy! This protein porridge makes a great start to the day as its low on the Glycemic Index. Low GI foods break down slowly in the body, supplying you with steady energy levels.
This makes it a great breakfast providing fuel throughout the morning, to help you with your day.
Its also a good pre-work out meal so you can power through your exercise sessions.
The recipe is versatile. If you’re on a program or are weight training, the ingredient quantities can be changed according to your nutritional requirements. But if you’re just wanting a healthier lifestyle and enjoy wholesome, natural foods then follow these guidelines first:
- 1/4 cup of rolled oats
- 1 scoop of protein powder (I use unsweetened, plain Whey Concentrate, but any protein powder will work)
- 1/2 teaspoon of honey if you’re using non-sweetened protein powder. If your protein powder has sweetener you won’t need honey.
- Small amount of cold water
Put the oats into a bowl and cover with cold water. Microwave on high for about a minute (cook the oats to your desired consistency).
Add honey and stir through.
Add protein powder and stir through, use a little cold water to help as the mix will become thick. Use only small amounts at a time and stop until you achieve desired consistency.
Variations to Protein Porridge
This recipe is vegan friendly!! The protein powder can be rice, pea, soy as these will all work well too.
For a creamier consistency add your favourite non dairy milk instead of cold water when stirring through the protein powder. Just keep in mind if you’re calorie counting this will increase the total calories of the meal.
Dairy free milk can be added to any protein powder. There really are many combinations to suit many taste buds!!
- Add LSA and stir through or sprinkle on top for extra protein, minerals, essential fatty acids and fibre. LSA is linseeds, sunflower seeds and almonds ground up.
- With or without the LSA add blue berries for a great taste and nutrient hit.
- Raspberries are nice too!! Or use both 🙂
- Freshly shredded coconut with or without the berries and LSA