A quick and easy post-workout meal combines your favourite protein powder and oats. The combo is meant to provide quick digesting protein and carbs after and intense workout. You can make protein oats (proats) in many different ways, but I find the easiest way is to simply add all of the dry ingredients into a container or bowl and then add a few tablespoons of hot water.
You can pre-mix your protein shake using protein powder and water then add to the oats and microwave. If you’re looking to reduce your sugar intake or you won’t eat oatmeal unless it is sweet tasting that is where the protein powder does the trick. My favourite is usually a chocolate protein that is naturally sweetened with stevia added to oats with raisins and cinnamon (as shown below) or with a tbsp of raw almond butter.
- 1 scoop chocolate protein powder
- 1/4 cup gluten-free quick oats
- 2 tbsp raisins
- 1 tbsp chopped walnuts
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon