Proats, or Protein-Oats are amazing. In essence, making Proats involves combining some form of protein powder with oats, as the name suggests! I have been enjoying Proats for the best part of a year now and in that time I have perfected a fool-proof recipe for making them.I like having Proats at night if I have had a heavy weight training session in the evening. I also like them in the morning – particularly if it is cold, wet and miserable outside – they were a staple for me in January! I also like having them as a treat on the weekend with some extra yummy toppings! As well as that, they’re brilliant pre-workout for a boost of energy! So yeah, basically there is never a bad time to have Proats!
Proats: The Clean Coconut Recipe
This is my fail-safe, basic Proats Recipe that I always stick to. I always cook them on the hob, never in the microwave. This recipe will make a large bowl that will keep you full for ages! A bowl of these will provide about 32g of protein, 13g of good fats, 11g of fibre and just 20g of carbs. There are about 330 calories in a bowl*.
Serves: One (If you’re Greedy!)
- 1 Tablespoon Oats (I use gluten-free oats)
- 1 Cup/250ml of Almond Milk (Or milk of choice)
- 1 Tablespoon Chia Seeds (Milled or whole – I much prefer whole though as the milled can give the Proats slightly more of a gel-like texture!)
- 1 Scoop of Protein Powder (Flavour of choice. I use whey or vegan rice protein)
- 1 Tablespoon Milled linseed
- 1/2 Tablespoon Goji Berries (Optional)
- For even more added ‘bulk’ and nutrition without excess calories try adding in half a finely grated courgette/zucchini to turn your Proats into Zoats…I promise you won’t taste it!
- Drop of Vanilla Extract (For Vanilla Proats)
- Tablespoon of Cacao powder (For chocolate Proats!)
- Drop of peppermint extract for mint Proats – especially good when combined with chocolate protein and cacao powder!
- Place the oats in a pot and cover with the almond milk. Bring to the boil and simmer for about 3 minutes (I get my toppings ready during this time!). If you are including the vanilla extract or zucchini/courgette add them while the oats are simmering.
- Remove from heat. Add in the goji berries, chia seeds, ground linseed, protein powder. Stir well so that everything is mixed.
- Pour into a bowl and top with whatever you fancy. Some of my favourite toppings are nuts, seeds, berries, nut-butter, greek yogurt, honey, bee pollen, cacao nibs, desiccated coconut and dark chocolate.
- Enjoy 🙂
*Nutritional info is an approximation based on specific brands I have used and based upon use of almond milk and inclusion of goji berries in recipe. Toppings and use of zucchini or other bonus ingredients are not accounted for in nutritional info.
The Clean Coconut x