Quick Carrot Cake Protein Oatmeal
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!
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)
Cook up some oats using water and set aside. Note: they should be slightly dry and thick after cooking – do not worry about that.
In a shaker bottle, mix/shake almond milk and protein powder vigorously until well-mixed. Add to the serving of oatmeal and mix together.
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.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Hey, I'm Kevin
My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and maintaining an active lifestyle.
By experimenting in the kitchen and sharing my meals on Tumblr, I learned healthy eating is not boring! By making a few adjustments to my favorite foods, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my wellness goals while satisfying my desire for BANGIN food! 😅 Now I try to help people around the world realize that same level of freedom in eating regardless of budget. Welcome, let's #DemocratizeWellness together!