Winter is cold.
Cold weather calls for warming food.
Warming food doesn’t have to mean junk.
This is all you need to know to get you through winter without the associated weight gain that we hear about all too commonly. Sure, we are more inclined to hit snooze and stay in bed, but winter is actually a great time to challenge yourself to get fitter and healthier ahead of the warmer months, when you can show off your hard work! This recipe is warming and has a good hit of protein to keep you satisfied and full until lunch. If you are time poor in the morning, this is a great weekend concoction, or get up a bit earlier and start the day slowly so you can enjoy this breakfast.
Serves 2, cooking time 15-20 minutes.
1 cup traditional oats
1 cup milk
1 scoop whey protein
Add oats and milk to a pan and simmer, stirring regularly for 10 minutes. Once the oats are slightly cooled, stir through they whey protein. I used Vanilla, but I think chocolate could be a very good option too!
Honey nut milk
1 cup milk
1 tbs almond butter
2 tsp honey
In a pan, heat the milk to a simmer, lower heat and stir in the almond butter and honey until combined. Pour half over each bowl of the slow cooked protein oats.
Cut banana in half-length ways and place face down on a lightly oiled griddle pan, and heat until light brown lines form on the banana. Top each bowl of oats with half a banana.