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Fitness Oatmeal

While having breakfast on morning this week, I thought it’s high time to share my beloved porridge recipe with you. Actually there is already a post about my High Protein Porridge on this blog. However, I have changed the recipe a bit in the meantime and turned it into a highly variable basic recipe. Therefore, I have thought to show you some kind of how to do guide instead of the usual recipe. So you can easily adapt it to your preferences!

Fitness Porridge with a Secret Ingredient

Have you ever added some egg whites to your porridge? If not, it’s really high time to try it. Not only does the egg white provide an extra serving of protein, but it also makes the porridge incomparably creamy. In addition to the egg whites, you will need oats, of course. I like to use a mixture of rolled oats and quick cooking ones, but that’s up to you. I also use protein powder for my porridge. Alternatively, you could also take some powdered peanut butter or deoiled nut flour.

Step by Step to the Perfect Breakfast

Grab a pot and put your oats in it. (I always use about a 3/4 cup.) Then add double the amount of water and a pinch of salt. Put the oats on the stove and wait until it starts to boil. Reduce the heat to medium-high and then let the oatmeal simmer for another two minutes or so. Be sure to stir well once or twice here, so you don’t burn anything.

Then reduce the heat again, so that it is now on a low setting. Add your protein powder and stir it in a bit. Meanwhile, just add some of the egg whites a little at a time. How much you need depends on you. If you use more protein powder, you will need more egg white. If you like it more creamy, then I would also add a little more. If you prefer your porridge a little firmer, then simply do not take too much of it.

Even though this oatmeal is obviously not vegan because of the egg white, I prefer a vegan protein powder. First, I digest it much easier and secondly, it also does not clump like a normal could do. But if you prefer a whey protein, I would add the egg white first. So the porridge cools down a bit and the whey can not clump so quickly. Finally, allow your porridge to set on the stove over low heat for another minute or two, and then it’s ready to serve.

One recipe with thousand options

You see, this recipe is super flexible to modify. You can choose your own amounts, follow your taste preferences and of course add ingredients as you like. Chia seeds or flax seeds, for example, also fit perfectly! Or you can simply stir in some superfood powder along with the protein powder. On the version you see here, for example, I used the Moringa Oleifera powder from Dhow Nature Foods. And don’t even get me started on the countless topping options you can use for this breakfast.

I hope you like the recipe and give it a try. As always, I look forward to your feedback and hope you have fun trying it out. 🙂

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