Friday, November 20, 2009

Slow Harvest Protein Oatmeal Recipe

I'll be honest and admit that it's been awhile since I've eaten oatmeal in the morning. Usually, I have eggs, egg whites and Ezekiel bread because it takes less time to prepare. But, this week I had a few mornings where I had enough time to cook oatmeal and enjoyed it on a cool Fall day.

I don't use a microwave, and also only use slow-cooking oats, hence why cooking oatmeal takes a bit of time. But, when you have time to cook it on the stove slowly, it's worth every minute.

Pictured above is my new oatmeal creation. It's all-natural, high protein (32 grams!), high fiber (11 grams!) and keeps me full for hours. I also incorporated local apples from the farmer just up the road, which was a fantastic addition. The whey protein I use is also all-natural with no artificial flavors or sweeteners (I use Bipro USA whey protein which mixes very well) . To give the oatmeal a bit of a sweeter flavor, you can use a small drop of maple syrup or a sprinkle of Truvia sweetener.

When you have a chance to cook your oatmeal on the stove one morning, give this recipe a try:

Slow Harvest Protein Oatmeal

Ingredients:
1/3 cup slow oats
1 Tbsp Salba (ground Chia seeds)
1 Tbsp ground flax seeds
1 scoop unsweetened vanilla whey protein
1/6 fresh apple
1 tsp cinnamon
Truvia sweetener (optional)

Directions:
Cook oatmeal on stove according to package directions. Add Salba and ground flax while cooking.

Once cooking is complete, remove from stove and let cool for a few minutes.

Once slightly cooled, add 1 scoop whey protein, cinnamon, and natural sweetener if desired.

Mix everything together and enjoy!

Nutrition facts:
342 calories, 32 g protein, 33 g carb (11 g fiber), 11 g fat (4 g omega-3 polyunsaturated fat)

3 comments:

Roland said...

Looks good! Do the seeds stay crunchy?

I prefer the speedier rolled oats, but if you want the slow ones every day...

You can cook a large pot of steel cut oats 90% of the way and then reheat and finish it off the next few days.

Or , to save time, you can also pour boiling water on it last night, leave it out on the counter, and reheat it this morning.

I have to find some chia seeds..

Cassandra Forsythe said...

Hey Roland!

Thanks for that advice! I'll give that a try :)

The seeds all soften up and get things "moving" very nicely... definitely a plus for pregnancy, if you know what I mean.

Quinroxanne said...

Nice recipe. I have to try it,for a change. Thanks a lot Cass.