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Quick Carrot Cake Protein Oatmeal

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FitMenCook

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.

Calories 439
Protein 34g
Fat 15g
Carbs 50g
Total Time 10 minutes

Here’s a quick recipe to spruce up your morning pr-oats, or protein oatmeal, routine!

One thing I’d like to highlight is why I do not recommend cooking oatmeal WITH protein powder.  Simply put – protein dries it out and slightly changes the flavor and texture of the oatmeal. As an alternative, I recommend cooking the oatmeal separately with water and leaving it slightly dry and chunky, almost like a paste.  Why?  Because we’re going to add milk and protein powder to it.

Once you stir in the protein-milk mixture, you’re left with a smoother, more creamy texture WHILE keeping the flavor of the protein and texture of the oatmeal intact.   This method is especially useful as a quick, on-the-go option.  Try it out and see for yourself!

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Quick Carrot Cake Protein Oatmeal

Ingredients

Ingredients for 1 serving

  • 1/2 cup dry oats cooked with water
  • 1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder
  • 3 oz almond milk (unsweetened)
  • 2-3 tablespoons grated carrots
  • pinch of allspice
  • pinch of cinnamon
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup (or agave, honey or stevia in the raw)
  • 1 tablespoon sliced almonds (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon shaved coconut (optional)
Steps
  1. Cook up some oats using water and set aside.  Note: they should be slightly dry and thick after cooking – do not worry about that.
  2. In a shaker bottle, mix/shake almond milk and protein powder vigorously until well-mixed. Add to the serving of oatmeal and mix together.
  3. Then add the remaining ingredients and stir and mix together.  If desired, you can warm up the oatmeal again in the microwave.  And to lessen the amount of carbohydrates, simply use less maple syrup.
  4. Enjoy!

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Calories
439
Protein
34g
Fat
15g
Carbs
50g
Sodium
Fiber
7g
Sugar
15g
About the author

FitMenCook

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.