High Protein Egg White Oatmeal
Energize | Balance Blood Sugar | Post-Workout
I have ALWAYS been a smoothie girl, but we have had a particularly cold winter here in Houston this year, which has left me swapping any & all cold foods for warmer alternatives. I LOVE oatmeal, but I need a high-protein breakfast (my vegan protein smoothies have almost 30g of protein!!) to feel full.
After some research and some experimenting, I would like to present to you- my Egg White Oats. Protein content varies depending on which brands you use, but mine has 30g of protein and it's delicious, warm, cozy, and keeps me full for hours. Even better, you can make a big batch and refrigerate or freeze individual portions for a simple & easy breakfast that's ready in minutes!
For the oats:
2/3 cup dry rolled oats, cooked to package instructions (I used gluten free sprouted rolled oats from One Degree Organic Foods)
6 tablespoons egg whites (I purchased a carton of pastured egg whites from Whole Foods)
2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
dash of pure vanilla extract
1-2 tsp cinnamon
2 scoops plain, unflavored collagen powder
Toppings: (if you're meal prepping this, don't add the toppings until you're ready to eat the oats)
1 T almond butter (or nut butter of choice)
Optional- splash of nut milk (I like cashew milk)
Cook the oats on stovetop, according to package instructions. Once the oats are cooked to your desired tenderness, keep them on the stove on simmer and add in the egg whites, vanilla, cinnamon and maple syrup, stirring constantly (the heat will cook them through). Add in the collagen and stir until well combined (it might clump a little- just keep stirring until smooth).
If you are meal prepping, transfer the oats into sealable containers, refrigerate, and warm up a serving on the stove or microwave when you're ready to eat them. This recipe makes 2 servings and they are good in the fridge for a couple of days.
If you're ready to eat them now:
Transfer to a bowl or plate and add almond butter and frozen blueberries (the oats will be very hot + the frozen blueberries will mix in nicely to make them the perfect eating temperature!) Add a splash of your favorite milk if the oats are too thick.
You can also tweak this recipe and add whatever toppings your heart desires- coconut flakes, chia seeds, a scoop of protein powder, or chocolate chips!