Strawberries and Cream Oats

  This bowl is a creamy, sweet, and bright way to start your day.

This bowl is a creamy, sweet, and bright way to start your day.

Oatmeal is the perfect meal to decide how you want to nutritionally start your day. You can keep them high carb for a serious energy boost. If you feel undernourished, you can pack them with healthy fats like flax seeds, chia seeds, MCT Oil, or cook them with nut milk. If you want higher protein you can add in protein powders, hemp powder, cook them with soy milk, or serve them on a scoop of high protein greek yogurt. In the case of these oats, I upped the protein by using a vanilla protein powder and paired it with cooked in strawberries to create a creamy and sweet serving of oats.


RECIPE

STRAWBERRIES AND CREAM OATMEAL

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 Cups Chopped Fresh Strawberries
  • 1 Cup Quick Cook Oats
  • 1 Tsp Maca Powder
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/3 0% Non Fat Greek Yogurt (omit for a vegan option)
  • 1/2 Scoop Vanilla Protein Powder (use whichever brand/type you like)
  • 1 Tsp Cacao Nibs
  • 3 Tbsp PB2 Powdered Peanut Butter with Premium Chocolate
  • 2 Tbsp Dark Chocolate Chips

Instructions:

  1. Place oats and 2 cups water into a small saucepan. Bring to a low boil.
  2. Add in 1 cup of strawberries. Stir and cover while it simmers on low heat for about 5min.
  3. Stir in the maca powder, vanilla extract, and protein powder, add a little water if you need to and let sit covered on low heat until everything is absorbed.
  4. In another small bowl, mix the PB2 with enough water to form a peanut butter.
  5. To plate... Place the greek yogurt in a bowl and top with oats, remaining strawberries, chocolate chips, peanut butter, and cacao nibs.

Total Macros

P: 43g, C: 103g, F: 14g, kCal: 690

  If you don't want to use protein powder but still want a vanilla rich taste... try using vanilla bean paste or vanilla bean powder. Go generous with it for rich flavor.

If you don't want to use protein powder but still want a vanilla rich taste... try using vanilla bean paste or vanilla bean powder. Go generous with it for rich flavor.


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Thanks for stopping by! I am not a nutritionist but I am a nutrition junkie. I love looking for new recipes that help me achieve optimum health and wellness. I hope you enjoy these and if you have something to add or share, feel free to leave a comment.

TTYL