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:
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
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!
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.