This is my all time favourite breakfast and go-to snack all in one! I seriously love it! Now I know that protein porridge is not a ground-breaking new recipe, but the amount of questions I get about how to make it made me realise that there must be a lot of confusion out there!
So I wanted to share my little recipe for making a basic protein porridge. You can pimp it up with whatever toppings and flavours you like! I use a whey protein from EHP labs in this recipe (as I've found it mixes best with hot foods) but I also use plant based proteins, such as brown rice and hemp, and the end result is also good.
Confused about why I add protein in the first place?
Although oatmeal porridge is a really great breakfast choice as it is, adding protein not only increases the nutritional value of the meal, but it also keeps you feeling full for longer. This is my favourite pre-workout breakfast as it gives me the energy I need for a good strength workout! But it can also be used post workout as it provides the protein and carbohydrates that you need to recover and repair! What an all round goodie?!
40g of porridge oats
250ml of milk or water (I use unsweetened almond milk)
1 scoop (25g) of protein powder (I use EHP labs OxyWhey Strawberry Milkshake flavour)
Toppings: Fresh fruit, nut butter, syrup, honey, nuts or seeds.
1. Weigh out oats and add half of the almond milk.
2. Microwave for 90 seconds, and leave to sit for 30 seconds to thicken.
3. Add the remainder of the milk and stir. Add extra water if necessary.
4. Microwave for another 60 seconds.
5. Add toppings and serve, or refrigerate overnight for an easy meal prep brekkie.
MACROS: 279 calories, 30g Carbs, 6g Fat, 25g Protein (one serve without toppings)