Healthy Strawberry Shortcake Protein Oatmeal

To make a healthy Strawberry Shortcake Protein Oatmeal, you’ll need oatmeal, strawberries, protein powder, and some optional toppings. Here’s a step-by-step recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (or any milk of your choice)
  • 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder (whey, plant-based, or your preference)
  • 1/2 cup fresh strawberries, sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup (optional, for sweetness)
  • A pinch of salt
  • Optional toppings: sliced almonds, chia seeds, or additional fresh strawberries


Instructions:

Cook the Oatmeal:

In a saucepan, combine the old-fashioned oats and almond milk. Add a pinch of salt and bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat.


Simmer:

Once it’s boiling, reduce the heat to low and simmer for about 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the oatmeal thickens to your desired consistency.


Add Vanilla and Sweetener:

Remove the saucepan from heat and stir in the vanilla extract. If you desire extra sweetness, add honey or maple syrup to taste. Keep in mind that the protein powder and strawberries will also add sweetness, so adjust accordingly.


Mix in Protein Powder:

Allow the oatmeal to cool slightly (hot oatmeal can denature the protein in the protein powder). Then, stir in the protein powder until it’s well incorporated. Make sure there are no lumps.


Prepare the Strawberries:

Slice fresh strawberries into thin pieces.


Assemble:

Pour the protein-infused oatmeal into a bowl. Top it with the sliced strawberries.


Add Toppings:

If desired, sprinkle some sliced almonds, chia seeds, or additional fresh strawberries on top for added texture and flavor.


Serve:

Your Strawberry Shortcake Protein Oatmeal is ready to enjoy! Serve it warm and dig in.
Feel free to customize this oatmeal to your liking by adjusting the sweetness, protein powder type, or toppings. This recipe provides a good balance of carbohydrates, protein, and fresh fruit for a healthy and satisfying breakfast. Enjoy!

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