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Oatmeal! A healthy delivery system for chocolate.

Updated: Feb 18, 2022

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup protein oatmeal!



It's understandable that most people do not think oatmeal is appealing when they hear about it, but I can assure you that this oatmeal is nothing like the oatmeal you grew up with. This oatmeal recipe includes peanut butter and chocolate, which, let's face it, is one of the best combinations ever.


Despite the fact that there is no technical reason to eat breakfast, I find that if I eat a high-protein healthy breakfast in the morning, I tend to make better food decisions throughout the day. This was my secret to losing 60 lbs and keeping it for the past decade. Obviously, there are many ways to get protein in the morning, but if you have a sweet tooth, I find that a sweet, high-protein breakfast can satisfy your sweet tooth while providing you with valuable nutrients.


The best thing about recipes like this, is they are very adaptable to your fitness and weight loss journey. With little modifications, such as certified gluten free oats, it's an easy way to address your health issues. In addition, you can always add fruits to your proats if you want more vitamins and minerals or aren't trying to lose weight!


So instead of belaboring this, let's kick off your day with chocolate!


Healthy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Proats Ingredients:


¾ cups rolled oats

1 scoop chocolate protein powder (I prefer PEScience)

1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder

2 tbsp sweetener (optional)

1 ⅓ cup unsweetened almond milk

1 tbsp natural peanut butter or Nuts N’ More Peanut Butter

Lily’s chocolate chips

salt


Optional Toppings:

Lily’s or Quest Nutrition peanut butter cup

Quest Nutrition or your favorite protein bar (chopped up)


Directions: Place almond milk in a saucepan and bring to a boil. When the water is boiling, lower the heat to a medium setting, add a pinch of salt, and add your oats. Cook for 5-6 minutes. Stir frequently. Once cooked, pour in a bowl, add in protein powder, cocoa powder, and sweetener. Add peanut butter, chocolate chips, and any other toppings you desire after thoroughly mixing.


Nutrition (1 Serving)


Calories: 530

Protein: 40.8g

Fats: 19.5g

Carbs: 58.8g

Fiber: 14.1g

Net Carbs: 44.7g



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