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Breakfast really is the most important meal of the day. I often find if I skip it I playing catch up all day and I am not as focused on the days I don’t eat breakfast. There are so many breakfast options out there. Fruit, eggs, toast, protein shakes, and something I have come to love as I have gotten older and that is oatmeal.
I didn’t eat it a lot growing up but I do remember my Mom making it with milk and placing a bowl of its creamy warmth in front of me. It makes me feel comfort a sense of home. Now that I am older I know all the health benefits of eating oatmeal and really everything that I put into my body. We try to maintain an high protein low carb lifestyle in our family. So when I make my oatmeal now I want it loaded with protein to balance out the carbs and keep me full and focused. My solution to the start of a stressful day? High Protein oatmeal.
Recently while shopping in Kroger I noticed in the milk section at the end of the section was a new Product called fairlife. It claimed to have 50% more protein than regular milk, 30% more calcium, 50% less sugar and contains no lactose. These are lofty claims but how would it taste and could it help balance out my oatmeal. I grabbed a 2% carton and headed home to find out.
I like the old fashioned rolled oats. You can use any oats you like and add in whatever topping you like to your oatmeal. I am partial to cinnamon, nuts, and peanut butter. A little peanut butter added to the oatmeal bumps up the protein factor, and I also add a little PB2 powder for more peanut butter flavor and protein without the fat. Pistachios are a good option to add some crunch and again 6 grams of protein per 1 oz. One of the wonderful things about oatmeal is it takes on whatever flavors you put into I like a 2-1 ratio for my oatmeal. So 1/2 cup of oatmeal to 1 cup of milk. I placed the milk and oatmeal in a pan over medium low heat with a pinch of salt. I allowed it to cook il until the oatmeal was thick and it was the texture I like. You have to stir occasionally making sure the oatmeal doesn’t stick or burn. The whole process takes about 10 minutes start to finish. While the mixture is still hot I mix in my added proteins of peanut butter and pb2 powder. I then top it with my favorite toppings and there I have an amazing bowl of awesome. I was curious if I would be able to tell the difference.
The bowl before me was creamy and certainly looked like the oatmeal I loved. One bite and I knew that I was hooked. I could not tell the difference between fairlife and conventional milk. But I did notice that with the extra protein to balance out the carbs I stayed full and much more focused on my tasks. I wanted to put fairlife to the test and see how it would taste when I drank it. Would it have the smooth milk taste I loved? I lured a glass of milk and drank it down and it was really good! In one cup I could get 13 grams of protein!! I can say that I am hooked on fairlife and I love it. Give it a try and you will not be disappointed.
1 cup 1/2 of rolled old fashioned oats
3 cups of fairlife
1 pinch of salt
2 tbs of peanut butter
1 tbs of pb2 powder
Nuts of choice
1 1/2 tbs of agave
Over medium low heat combine milk, oats and salt in a pan. Simmer the mixture until desired texture has been reached. Add in the peanut butter and agave followed by desired amount of toppings. Enjoy!