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APPLE AND CINNAMON PROTEIN PORRIDGE BOWL

There are many ways to get protein into your porridge, from adding high protein toppings like nuts and seeds to mixing in a scoop of your favorite protein powder. Remember to get creative with this recipe, and aim for the texture and consistency you prefer.



Prep time 3 minutes

Total time 12 minutes

Servings 1 Servings


INGREDIENTS + NUTRITIONAL TIPS


1. 1/2 cup of rolled oats + a pinch of sea salt


2. 1/4 cup cottage cheese (Can use more if preferred)

  • Can be swapped with dairy-free alternatives.

  • Makes your porridge very creamy and adds a huge protein boost.

  • Stir into the warm porridge to ensure no lumps.

  • You can’t actually taste the cottage cheese once combined, but you get the protein and texture benefits.

3. 1/2 medium apple: chopped: fresh

  • Fruits are great for adding flavor

  • Filled with micronutrients like; vitamins minerals and fiber to help maintain and improve healthy gut function, energy, and hydration.

  • Replacements and addition can include:

    • Peaches

    • Bananas

4. 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

  • Adds amazing flavor

  • Been linked with helping to manage other health concerns such as; inflammation, and high blood sugar.

6. 1 ¼ cup water (can also use dairy or non-dairy milk, or a blend of milk and water)

  • Use 50:50 semi-skimmed milk and water for even more protein content

Healthy weight loss hack:

  • Keep calories lower by only using water

Method

  • Add oats, chopped apple, and sea salt to a pot.

  • Add water/milk and cinnamon, stir to combine.

  • Heat over medium-high heat for 8-10 minutes or until all the liquid has been absorbed.

  • Stir the oats several times while cooking to make sure the apples become soft and melt into the oats.

  • You’ll know the oatmeal is done when all the liquid is absorbed and the oats are thick and fluffy.

  • Remove oats from the heat and stir in cottage cheese. Start with 1/4 cup and add more if you’d like.

  • Transfer oats to a bowl and enjoy!

Extra Tips

  • For added sweetness drizzle some honey over and stir into your porridge.

  • You can top with your favorite oatmeal toppings such as:

    • flaxseed, peanut butter, banana slices, almond slices, coconut flakes, etc.

    • For added protein try adding nut butter, almonds, or chia seeds as topping to your porridge

    • Remember, the importance of making your bowl look good. Seeing good-looking food can stimulate appetite and desire, the nicer it looks the more likely it is that you’ll enjoy it…. Porridge isn’t the prettiest dish but still give it a go.

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