I have been starting my days with breakfast like this for a long time now.
This oat porridge is backed with complex carbohydrates that give you an energy boost for hours and protein that is necessary to sustain the muscle mass and healthy body shape in general. It also includes healthy and tasty fats that are necessary for any tipe of the body. What is more, it lowers the harmful form of cholesterol, while the fiber aids with weight loss.
To be honest, I did not consider including this recipe in my blog.. simply because it is so easy to make, also because I got used to it, so for me it is a regular meal now. However, I recall myself several years ago, when I just started changing my lifestyle. I was looking for recipe like this, for an idea of how to start my day, what to eat before workout, how to cook oats… I must admit it was a requiring task, since I couldn’t find much porridge recipes, only the pictures of it and peoples’ comments on how delicious and healthy it is.
So just as I realized that there might be some people, who have the same questions as I did, I decided to share with you this Coconut Peanut Butter Protein Porridge recipe.
A warm bowl of freshly cooked oats is always the best way to start the day for me.
Usually, I adjust the toppings that I add to my oats from time to time, depending on my mood and the way I feel like eating that day. Anyways this recipe provides you with the necessary guidelines for making a delicious and perfectly cooked oatmeal, you may feel free to replace the raisins with fresh berries, pears, banana or whatever you like. It is up to you, if you want to the coconut shred or not. You may also choose between healthy fats: go for a spoon of natural peanut butter (I love the crunchy one) or handful of almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews or any others that you like.
Enjoy this porridge for your breakfast, pre-workout, post-workout meal or have it as a weekend protein treat.
Makes 1 portion
60g gluten-free oats
1 scoop Vanilla/Walnut/Peanut Butter/Banana Whey Protein powder
140 ml of water (if you want it thick or more if you want it more fluid. I go with 400ml, because I loooove it runny)
1 tsp of liquid stevia
1 tbsp raisins
a bit of shredded coconut
1tbsp Natural Peanut Butter
- Bring the water to a boil in a small saucepan.
- Add oats, liquid stevia and cinnamon. Allow it to simmer for 3-5 minutes until you get a thick consistency.
- Remove oatmeal from the heat and add raisins, stir it well.
- Let the porridge cool down a bit and mix in the protein powder.
- Top it with the shredded coconut and peanut butter.