Protein oats have grown in popularity over the last few years and everyone makes them look amazing when posting them to social media. Not only are they aesthetically pleasing, delicious and satiating but they are incredibly nutritious and can be packed full of dense micronutrients if they are made correctly.
I like to make my protein oats with lots of seeds, fruits and protein of course. This is crucial to ensure that the energy is long lasting and to ensure you're getting healthy fats into your diet. As fats are incredibly important for our body to function properly as well as the health of our brain.
Keep in mind that I value eating a lot of food and I think it is important to nourish and fuel our bodies properly.
Lets get into the recipe:
- 100 grams of rolled oats
- 45 grams Bodyscience salted caramel clean vegan protein (available on the store)
- 1 medium banana sliced
- 4 large strawberries
- 1 kiwi fruits
- 1 handful of blueberries
- 20 grams of smooth or crunchy nut butter
- 10 grams of cacao nibs
- 5 grams hemp seeds
- 5 grams linseeds
- 5 grams pepitas
- 5 grams chia seeds
- 1 tsp cinnamon
Keep in mind that you can change the quantities if this seems to much for you to eat. But make sure you include everything in your protein oat bowls. All these ingredients are intentionally added as they play a great role in the maintenance of our health and it is a great meal to start your day with.
The oats are a solid complex carbohydrate source which will help your recovery, and give you energy for the day. They're a gluten-free whole grain and a great source of important vitamins, minerals, fibre and antioxidants. Studies show that oats and oatmeal have many health benefits. These include weight loss, lower blood sugar levels and a reduced risk of heart disease.
The protein is a great tasting protein as well as providing a whole protein source through the variety of plant proteins in Bodyscience's clean vegan protein.
The fruits are great because they pack simple carbohydrates for ready to use energy as well as providing us with vitamins and minerals.
The nuts and seeds as aforementioned are a good sources of protein, healthy fats, fibres, vitamins and minerals. Nuts and seeds also help with satiation and are incredibly important for our bodily functions.
Happy cooking and enjoy your protein oats.