I realize Oatmeal isn’t everyone’s favorite, but when it comes to putting together a quick nutritious meal that will fill you up and keep you going this is my go-to. Also it’s what I bring with me when I travel. When I travel I tend to eat a lot more crap compared to what I would prepare at home. I mean if there’s a Shake Shack you Shake Shack am I right? But what I like to do is pack some instant oatmeal packages, a few servings of protein powder, and probably pick up some fruit from a local grocer once I arrive to my destination.
A lot of times when I’m staying in hotels I’ve made oatmeal by heating up hot water in the coffee maker and asking the front staff for a bowl. Clearly I forgo the almond milk, but you hardly notice it’s missing 🙂 Just ask the girls I travel with for fashion week they know I ate this almost everyday, and if nothing else I knew I had a good start. Especially when we were surviving on mall food, and coffee to keep us going. Making our weekend brunches all the much more delicious, and guilt free.
Today’s recipe (if you can even call it that) it actually much more of an idea or suggestion because you really can make it however you want. The basic premise is that you’re adding protein to the oats, so you have a balance of carbs to protein which helps you stay fuller longer. Feel free to experiment with different types of protein I know others add everything from peanut butter to chocolate. I really like the vanilla as I find it’s more palatable to add fruit and I like the addition of extra fiber (especially for travel).
Do opt for the organic or regular oats, and bypass the sugary varieties you’re really not doing yourself any favors eating those because you’ll just end up spiking your blood sugar and crashing before you even get to lunch. I usually get the Our Compliments
Organic Quick Oats because I really like the texture, and then I get the instant packages (it’s just less messy) when I travel. I like the idea of being able to control what goes into my oatmeal, and when you start with a great base you can add all kinds of things (healthy things). I always have bags of organic frozen fruit in my freezer for smoothies, but I also loveeeee frozen raspberries in my oatmeal there’s something about their sourness tartness that really compliments the sweet vanilla of the protein powder.
1/2 cup oatmeal
1 cup water
1/4 cup of milk (almond or cashew)
1-2 TBS of protien powder (I like vanilla)
Berries or fruit of choice
Cook oats according to package directions (or to desired texture).
Add milk of choice (I use unsweetened almond or cashew).
Add one to two tablespoons of protein powder, and combine.
Top with fruit, nuts or seeds 🙂 and enjoy!
It’s that easy. But I promise you it’ll keep you fuller longer!
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