With fall around the corner, and the start of school on the horizon, it’s time to get back into routine and reset our healthy habits. Starting the day with a healthy meal is key to providing the fuel necessary to feel energized throughout the school or workday.
Oatmeal has been around for ages and remains one of my top choices for a healthy breakfast. Oats are high in fibre, full of B vitamins and are my #1 pre-workout food; hot or cold, sweet or savoury, the options are endless! On their own, oats are not very high in PROTEIN, that’s where we change things up!!
Enter EGG WHITES! You may be thinking that this sounds very strange, but I promise it will be a game changer for the taste, texture, volume and overall satisfaction with your meal.
Before we get into the specifics of how to make the protein oatmeal, let’s talk toppings (the best part!). [#ad] California Strawberries add a pop of colour, are a source of fibre, are low in sugar and provide an excellent source of vitamin C. Fresh, accessible and available year-round, California strawberries are a tasty and convenient topping choice for your breakfast bowls or to simply pack as a snack. A serving of eight strawberries is only 50 calories #winning!
I’m all about adding texture, colour and healthy fats to your meals, so I’ve also included pumpkin seeds, pecans and sprinkled hemp hearts.
The best part is this protein oatmeal takes less than 5 minutes to make!
Here’s how I start:
Simply make the oats as you normally do with milk or water. Here, I used 1/3 cup oats and 2/3 cup water, stir together and cook in the microwave or stovetop for 2 minutes. When cooked, stir it again and add 1/3 cup egg whites. Cook for an additional minute. Add your desired toppings and BOOM you have a balanced, nutrient-dense breakfast to fuel your next adventure.
I hope you enjoy these bowls as much as I do!!!