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Proats, Protein Oats

The supermarkets in London are filled with healthy convenience food items so that there are lots of options for people to make healthy choices in the new year. Oats are a big thing, the varieties are endless, from protein oats, to oats with nut butters and overnight oats. The best thing is that they are simply made up and are great for a breakfast on the go. No need to cook or heat up in a microwave; just add hot water, stir, wait for two minutes and enjoy!

In South Africa we don’t have the luxury as yet of the variety of instant oats but homemade proats have always been my favorite. Also known as protein oats, they are the easiest, most delicious snack or breakfast. Proats are loaded with vitamins and minerals. Add a heap of blueberries to your proats and your breakfast is loaded with antioxidants that assist cognitive function, this is why they’re often nicknamed ‘brainberries’. Regardless of whether you’re into apple flavoured oats, hot chocolate oats or any of the other options available when it comes to taste, there’s a protein oats recipe out there for everyone. Here are some @shazeats_mandysway 

Cinnamon Peanut Butter Proats Ingredients: ½ cup oats 1 scoop vanilla ISO whey protein powder 2 tsp peanut butter ½ cup fat free milk Method: Combine all ingredients into a bowl or glass and mix well. Place in the fridge overnight to chill. Enjoy! Chcochino Proats Ingredients: ½ cup oats ½ cup fat free milk ¼ cup water 1 scoop chocolate ISO whey protein 1 tsp macadamia butter 1 tsp cacao powder 1 tsp Coffee Method: Combine milk, oats and water in a pot and bring to a boil. Roughly simmer for a few minutes or until your desired consistency. Bring off the heat transfer and add the remaining ingredients and mix well. Blueberry and Banana Proats Ingredients: ¼ cup oats 1 scoop Nutritech banana whey protein ½ cup fat free milk ½ cup water 1/4 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp. flaxseed 2 tbsp blueberries Method: Heat the oats in a pan along with your cinnamon, water and milk. Cook until mixture thickens. Once thickened, remove from the stove and mix in your flaxseed and protein powder. Top with berries. #meal1 #breakfast #proats #protein #oats #fuel 

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