[Recipe] Berry Oats

Recipe – Berry Oats

A delicious healthy recipe commissioned from Sleekgeek Community Member Superstar Melissa Thomas.

Carefully designed to fit in with the Sleekgeek Food ListHealthy Meal Template, and  Portion Control Guide.

Details

  • Recommended for: Breakfast.

Recipe notes:

  • Feel free to grab some quick and easy veg to snack on as a side dish, like carrots, baby tomatoes, sugar snap peas, bell peppers, cucumber, etc.
  • The serving sizes of the protein powder that you use could vary based on your product and brand of choice. Go with their recommended serving size / scoop (it should provide around 18-23g of protein per serving).

Ingredients

  • Protein
    • 2 large eggs
    • 1½ cups milk of your choosing
    • 1 scoop whey protein powder  [optional instead of the eggs] (see recipe notes above)
  • Veggies:
    • None in this recipe (see recipe notes above)
  • Smart Carb
    • 2 cups rolled oats
    • 4 strawberries, chopped
    • 20 blueberries
    • ¼ cup dried cranberries (optional)
    • 1-2 tsp honey (optional)
  • Healthy Fat
    • 2 tbsp butter
    • ¼ cup mixed nuts
  • Herbs, spices, Extras
    • ¼ tsp salt
    • 1½ cups water
    • ¼ tsp cinnamon

Ingredients are based off the Sleekgeek Food List, combined together using the Sleekgeek Healthy Meal Template, and portioned out with the Sleekgeek Portion Control Guide.

Instructions

  • Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add oats and mix well until the oats are coated in butter. Stir in the salt.
  • Add the water and give it a mix, then add the milk and cinnamon. Bring to boil. (Keep your eye on it to prevent it boiling over, and stir occasionally to keep it from sticking to the bottom of the saucepan.)
  • Lower the heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes until thickened. Remove from stove, crack the eggs into the saucepan, and mix thoroughly.*Add whey protein powder in now and mix well, if using.
  • Allow to cool slightly (it will thicken further when cooled, therefore should you find it’s too thick for your taste, add 2 tbsp milk at a time until you get your desired consistency).
  • Divide between 4 bowls and top with equal quantities of chopped strawberries, blueberries, dried cranberries and nuts with a drizzle of honey, if desired.

Enjoy


This recipe is carefully designed to fit in with the Sleekgeek Food ListHealthy Meal Template, and  Portion Control Guide.

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