Protein Oatmeal or “Proatmeal” as I like to call it used to be a staple in my diet. I decided to make this lemon berry version one day last a couple weeks ago to attempt to add grains back in my diet (the gluten-free ones at least). It was swimming day so I knew I’d use up the carbs in an hour or so when I would begin my workout. However, after eating it that day I haven’t attempted grains again because I did not feel very well afterwards. I think I also ate quinoa and a tortilla in that same day or week though so I might have overdone it. Currently I’m just working on getting yogurt back in so we’ll see how that goes.
If you’re fortunate enough to eat a lot of oatmeal in your diet like I used to then you definitely need to give protein oatmeal a try. I think it’s a great way to sweeten oatmeal and add a ton of protein to your breakfast. (Assuming your protein powder is sweetened). Plus you can get super creative with flavor combos which of course I love to do.
The lemon berry one was inspired by the fact that I had a bunch of lemons to use and I had just made some chia jam. It’s mixed berries but you could definitely go the straight raspberry or blackberry route here too. I’m usually not a HUGE fruity fan. I’m more of the banana-chocolate-peanut-butter lover. But this berry and lemon combination is light and refreshing. I can imagine it being a great meal to eat outside on the porch with the sunrise on a just-cool-enough spring or summer morning.