Recipes

High Protein Oatmeal

I’d been out for a run yesterday and felt in need of refuelling and even though I don’t normally feel like anything sweet for breakfast, this made a nice change.

I always make sure I balance meals and snacks with protein, complex carbohydrates and healthy fats in order to keep blood sugar levels stable, and to provide my body with optimum nutrients. Β Protein is essential in order to help repair muscles, especially after a workout, so it’s a good idea to include a good amount in this otherwise carb heavy breakfast option.

The dates and raw honey provide natural sweetness, along with the oatmeal for long lasting energy. Β The soya milk, coconut flour and almonds provide protein and the addition of extra nuts contain healthy fats essential to the body.

Makes a generous portion for two people:

0.5 cup stoneground oatmeal

2 heaped tbsp coconut flour

0.25 cup ground almonds

6 dates, chopped

2 tbsp raw honey (maple or rice syrup for vegan)

2 tsp cinnamon

450ml unsweetened soya milk

Extra seeds and nuts to top

Put the dates in a pan and add a little water, simmer for 2-3 minutes until very soft and you can mash them to a paste easily (most of the water will be evaporated).

Add all other ingredients and simmer gently for 5-10 minutes.

Add more milk if it’s too thick. Pour into bowls and top with extra nuts and seeds (I like to use ground flaxseed for Omega 3).

Enjoy!

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