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Protein Packed Oatmeal

October 6, 2013
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Dear rolled oats,

I am so sorry I have neglected you all of these years.  I never knew just how good you were (or how good you are for me).  I am so happy that I gave you another try because I am now completely hooked.  I could probably eat you each and every single day (sometimes even twice a day).  You are a perfect base for so many other flavors, ingredients, and combinations.  Sweet, savory, and everything in between.  I will continue to eat you now for the rest of my life.


XO Corina


Of course I have eaten oatmeal over the years but never really loved them like I do now.  I definitely never craved it but that all changed this year once I started my little journey.  After I began to see everyone I was following on Instagram with their big bowl of morning oats, oats in a jar, oats in their baked goods, oats with zucchini, oats, oats, oats all day, every day I thought I must be missing something.  Then it happened.  I too became utterly hooked.  The moment I started to really play with my bowls and add all kinds of crazy flavors through extracts, flavor drops, fruit, vegetables, protein powder, granola, and nut butters I realized they really were the perfect little vehicle for countless combinations.  Like my French Toast, a big bowl of oatmeal can be super macro friendly as well as amazing fuel to get your day started off right.  When you begin to add in the “extras”, you will have the perfectly balanced breakfast full of complex carbs, protein, and some healthy fat.

Not only is super quick to prepare and  super delicious, it also has quite a few health benefits as well!

  • full of fiber (fiber helps keep you fuller longer so hunger is better regulated, is heart healthy, increases how quickly food goes through your digestive tract, prevents a large amount of insulin from entering the blood stream, lowers cholesterol, promotes healthy skin, and increases energy)
  • can boost your immune system
  • it’s 100% all natural (there should be NO additional ingredients listed on your package), gluten free
  • high in protein
  • antioxidant values are said to compare with broccoli



As you can see from my Instagram feed, I enjoy adding all kinds of flavors to my bowls of oats, but nothing beats classic flavors.  My favorite bowl that I eat nearly every day is peanut butter & strawberry!  This is packed with protein because I add egg whites to the oats as well as a little of my favorite protein powder to the peanut butter mixture.  It’s heavenly and really gets my day off to a good start.





 A delicious & nutritious breakfast served in under 10 minutes!

Basic Protein Oatmeal

Serves 1
Prep time 1 minute
Cook time 8 minutes
Total time 9 minutes
Meal type Breakfast


  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1 heaped teaspoon chia seeds
  • 20-30 drops Vanilla Cream SWEET LEAF STEVIA
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 tablespoons liquid egg whites
  • 3 Medium strawberries (sliced) (** TOPPING **)
  • 1 tablespoon Better N' Peanut Butter (** TOPPING **)
  • 1/2 scoop Vanilla TRUTEIN protein (** TOPPING **)
  • 3-5 tablespoons water (** TOPPING **)


Step 1
Cook oats, chia seeds, water, vanilla, and stevia in a small pot over low to medium heat for 5 minutes until liquid is almost all absorbed.
Step 2
Add egg whites 1 tablespoon at a time, stirring in between each addition.
Step 3
Cook for an additional 1-2 minutes. Turn off heat and let cool slightly.
Step 4
Prepare topping by mixing peanut butter, protein, and water in a small bowl. Add more water to get desired consistency. I go for a thick pudding like consistency.
Step 5
Top oatmeal with protein topping and sliced strawberries


NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION: calories- 341, protein-  28, carbs- 38 , fat- 6

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    October 8, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    Thanks for this! I’ve been loving following your suggestions for IFYM and trying these recipes. Quick question…is it possible to show some lunch/dinner options? I am completely STUMPED on that stuff!

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      October 8, 2013 at 3:27 pm

      Hi Tara! Slowly but surely I’m adding recipes and ideas! The blog will be packed with lots of food in the coming months 🙂 Thanks for following me and my journey!

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    Miriam Miller
    June 4, 2014 at 2:09 am

    I am diabetic and have turned against most meat and vegetable. I am always
    Looking for ways to get protein other ways. I will be looking for more recipes!

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    June 4, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    Thanks for the wonderful idea. I will make it.
    I’d like to have information about dinner too. If you have.

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    June 4, 2014 at 2:07 pm

    Thanks for the wonderful idea.

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    Yvonne McKethan
    June 4, 2014 at 6:31 pm

    Great Recipes! Thank You!

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    June 4, 2014 at 10:25 pm

    Hi corina

    This sounds delicious. . Rolled oats aren’t gluten free though just thoughtid mention they are wheat free but still a source of gluten. . However you can get rice oats as a substitute and they are still quite nice. 🙂

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      June 8, 2014 at 6:12 am

      My rolled oats from Trader Joes are gluten free… The package says do anyways!

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    June 7, 2014 at 5:38 am

    Get realistic on prep time! Otherwise sounds good!

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      June 8, 2014 at 6:15 am

      Hi John, there isn’t much prep time? You put it in a pot and cook 🙂

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    Paula Knittle
    June 8, 2014 at 6:04 am

    Love this information! Thank You So Much!
    So important to eat right!

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    Maggie Kay
    June 8, 2014 at 3:46 pm

    I use steel cut oatmeal, soak oats overnight in cooking water, then cook in the morning. I prepare about 4 portions this way, only additive is a bit of salt. Simmer for about 20 min on low heat. Put cooked oatmeal in glass bowl, cover and refrigerate. When ready to eat put portion in micro safe bowl, add about 2 Tbsp milk of choice. Stir together well, add a scoop of vanilla protein powder, a scoop of chia seeds and a shake of cinnamon if desired. May also stir in raisins. Cover and heat in microwave for a minute or more, let rest for a minute before removing cover. Then add sweetener of choice, stevia, honey, agave, brown sugar, etc., and more milk to taste, topping with fresh fruit if desired. Takes less than 5 minutes to prepare each serving.

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    August 31, 2014 at 1:57 pm

    Awesome vegan protein recipe for breakfast! Having some right now!

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    Dhruv Sehgal
    July 11, 2015 at 8:50 pm

    Hi Corina. Thanks for the recipe! I eat Oatmeal almost everyday and i am looking to try newer variations of it. I am allergic to eggs so is it possible for you to tell me if i can substitute something else instead of egg whites?

    Would love to hear back. Thanks again!

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      July 12, 2015 at 4:36 pm

      The egg whites just add more protein to the meal! You can add protein powder if you like and use a bit more liquid!

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