Man do I have another one of my go-to recipes that I use with flexible dieting. Have you noticed on Instagram, Pinterest or even Facebook, that healthy recipes are popping up everywhere?! Have you also noticed (like I have) that these recipes contain 20 ingredients, some of which you have never heard of or would never consider purchasing based on price point?! I have.
So today I thought I’d share with you a quick and easy recipe that only calls for 4 ingredients, all of which should be staples in a flexible dieter’s fridge and pantry…
1/2 cup quick oats
1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder
8 tablespoons (1/2 cup) egg whites
1/2 cup almond milk
Optional: 1 tablespoon cinnamon, 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1. Measure out oats, whey, and almond milk and combine in a pot. Cook on the stovetop on medium heat until most of the milk is absorbed and the oats become more “sticky”.
2. Slowly add in egg whites, a little bit at a time and stir with a whisk until all is well combined and cooked, about 1-2 minutes.
3. Top with strawberries, chocolate chips, peanut butter, cereal, greek yogurt, etc.
Serving size (1 bowl)
Fat: 6 grams
Carbohydrate: 32 grams
Fiber: 5 grams
Protein: 43 grams
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Seriously, this is the easiest way to make protein oats that actually taste amazing. This is a great recipe if you are looking for something high in protein and huge in volume. As you can see I topped my oats with strawberries and a few chocolate chips just to touch on my sweet tooth, but also mixed in a tablespoon of peanut butter for something savory.
You can also make these in the microwave, but they are a little bit trickier. You have to microwave them in 20 second intervals and stir after each interval. This is a great snack to take to work with me to help me reach my protein for the day!
So feel free to give it a try and let me know what you think! Top it with anything and always keep it fun!