Almond Butter Chia Seed Oatmeal

Almond Butter Chia Seed Oatmeal

Okay, so mayyyybe I lied before when I said that this was my favorite oatmeal breakfast because the oatmeal above is certainly making a case for itself. This almond butter chia seed oatmeal has been a staple in my breakfast routine for the past month or so, and I’m loving it more and more each time I have it. The combination of the nuttiness of the almond butter and the slight crunch of the chia seeds makes my taste buds oh so happy!

Directions:
1. Cook the oats like you normally would (or if you need help, reference my first oatmeal post linked in the first paragraph) with water
2. Let the oatmeal cool for a bit, then add the 1/4 almond milk, chia seeds, almond butter and protein powder individually
3. You may need to add more water to get your oatmeal to your preferred consistency
4. And don’t forget to sprinkle that cinnamon on top, cause no oatmeal is complete without cinnamon

Nutrition Facts:

Calories: 369
Fat: 16.2 g ( 1 g saturated, 3 g polyunsaturated, 6 g monounsaturated)
Sodium: 80 mg
Carbs: 38.2 g (12 g fiber, 2.5 g sugar)
Protein: 23.2 g

 
If you’re worried about the high fat content, stop right there. The fat that’s in this oatmeal is the good, healthy fat that keeps you full! And look at that high protein and high fiber combo! Best combo in the biz.  So you know what you’re having for breakfast tomorrow, right? Okay good, you’re welcome.

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My Absolute Favorite High Protein Oatmeal and Eggs Breakfast

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Let me tell you about my love for this oatmeal…for starters, I eat it just about everyday for breakfast and I never get tired of it. Ever.  I feel like I’m cheating on it on days that I choose to eat something else. After I finish eating this bowl of heaven I think to myself how I would be completely okay with eating the exact same thing as my next meal. Actually, not just completely okay; I would want very badly to eat it as my next meal. In fact, nutritional needs aside, I would eat this oatmeal for every meal of the day if I could. This is no exaggeration.

How are my persuasion skills working right now? Are you dying, waiting for me to share the recipe with you yet, or shall I tantalize you some more?

Here’s a picture of some yummy eggs.
A very delicious addition to the oatmeal.

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Okay, okay, enough with the torture! Here is the recipe:

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High Protein Oatmeal (with scrambled eggs)

Serves 1

Ingredients:

1/2 cup oats
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup almond milk (I like So Delicious Almond Plus Protein Unsweetened)
1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder (I like Metrx Protein Plus)
cinnamon
2 eggs
1.5 tbsp liquid egg whites

Directions:

1. Place oats and water in a bowl. Microwave for 1 min 30 sec.
2. Add half of the 1/4 cup of almond milk, stir, and microwave again for 30 sec.
3. Set aside to cool.
4. While the oatmeal is cooling, beat the 2 eggs and 1.5 tbsp of egg whites together. Season with salt and pepper if you wish.
5. Heat a small pan on low and spray with PAM or another olive oil spray.
6. Once the pan is warm, add the egg mixture and cook to your liking.
7. After the oatmeal has cooled a bit, add half of the protein powder and the rest of the almond milk and stir (the reason I don’t add all of the protein powder is because its too much to stir all at once)
8. Add the other half of protein powder. Depending on how thin or thick your protein powder is, you may need to add a bit of water.
9. Top your oatmeal with a sprinkle of cinnamon, stir it up, and you’re all set!

Nutrition Facts:

Calories: 369
Fat: 14 g (5 g saturated, 3 g polyunsaturated, 5 g monounsaturated)
Sodium: 237 mg
Carbs: 32 g (5 g fiber, 2 g sugar)
Protein: 32 g

How awesome are those nutrition facts? Such a great way to start out your day and it keeps you full for hours!
Your belly will thank me 🙂