Are you also a carb-junkie trying to kick your carb addiction?
I hear you loud and clear. I love carbs! Unfortunately my comp prep diet doesn't allow for a huge surplus of these finger-lickin' macronutrients. I have to carefully choose when and how I consume these yummy carbs during my day so I get enough energy for all my training and daily activities.
I personally enjoy having a good amount of my carb intake in the morning so I load up on energy and feel ready to take on the world. Personally, I think nothing seems as delicious and appealing as a bowl of warm oatmeal in the morning. Mmmm.. so hearty, so filling and so healthy.
Believe it or not, a bowl of oatmeal will pretty much swallow up a third of my daily calorie intake and pretty much half of my carb quota for the day! So when I'm comp prepping, I rarely get to enjoy a bowl of my beloved oats. UNTIL TODAY!
Necessity is truly the mother of invention. I was seriously craving a bowl of oats and I was thinking to myself... how can I make a filling oatmeal without adding too many oats? I've managed before when I made my low-carb pancakes which also replaces conventional flour with good protein sources. So it can be done!
I went to work in the kitchen and after a few attempts, I whipped up this delicious high-protein and low-carb oatmeal which took less than 5 minutes to make. You can use any topping you desire depending of your taste and fitness goals. I kept it simple with just a few raspberries and blueberries, and right before I devored it, I sprinkled a bit of Walden Farms Pancake Syrup on top. YUM!
In a small pot, put the oats, chia seeds and protein powder and mix well.
Add just enough water to cover the oat mixture and over low/medium heat, heat up while constantly whisking - make sure the protein powder does not clump.
Once the oats mixture begins to heat, add the egg whites and other condiments, if desired, and continue to whisk for another 2 minutes and the desired consistency is acquired.
Serve, add toppings and enjoy!