Blueberry Vanilla Protein Oatmeal

Blueberry Vanilla Protein Oatmeal

Blueberry Vanilla Protein Oatmeal

Proats are the perfect way to start your day!  This Blueberry Vanilla Protein Oatmeal recipe is an excellent way to add protein to your breakfast. Creamy, delicious protein powder oatmeal mixed with fresh blueberries will help keep you full well past lunchtime!

Proats are the perfect way to start your day!  This Blueberry Vanilla Protein Oatmeal recipe is an excellent way to add protein to your breakfast. Creamy, delicious protein powder oatmeal mixed with fresh blueberries will help keep you full well past lunchtime!

The Best Protein Oatmeal recipe to start your day!

Are you trying to add more protein to your diet? This Vanilla Protein Oatmeal is a great way to add extra protein. This proats recipe, which includes oats, protein powder, Greek yogurt and almonds together will keep you full and satiated for hours. Having a filling, healthy breakfast like this keeps snacking at bay and provides your body with the essential nutrients and energy it needs.

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A healthy, easy and delicious way to start your day! Creamy, delicious vanilla oatmeal mixed with plump, fresh blueberries make for a breakfast that's loaded with protein and fiber keeping you full all the way to lunchtime!

What type of protein should I use in this protein powder oatmeal?

Choose a protein that best fits your dietary needs. There are many, many protein options on the market today – plant based, whey, collagen and more. 

I’ve tried several protein powders and for this specific protein oatmeal recipe, the ones below are great options:

  1. Integrated Supplements Whey Isolate Vanilla Protein Powder – If you’re able to do dairy, and whey, this is my favorite “flavored” protein powder. It has minimal ingredients, and it’s great for mixing in to your proats, smoothies and shakes. They also make a chocolate version which is delicious as well.
  2. Zhou Nutrition Collagen Peptides Hydrolyzed Protein Powder – I use this protein almost daily. It is unflavored so if you would prefer something to add to your protein oatmeal or things like smoothies or coffee without a flavor, this is a great option. 

A healthy, easy and delicious way to start your day! Creamy, delicious vanilla oatmeal mixed with plump, fresh blueberries make for a breakfast that's loaded with protein and fiber keeping you full all the way to lunchtime!

How much protein should I eat in a day?

According to the USDA, most people need approximately 0.4 grams of protein per pound of body weight. For example, if you weigh 150 pounds, you would need about 60 grams of protein each day. For some people this is not a difficult nutritional goal. However, for others, consuming this amount of protein could be somewhat challenging.

A great way to add extra protein to your diet is to add it first thing in the morning. This delicious Blueberry Vanilla Protein Oatmeal is a great way to add extra protein to your diet. The extra protein will also keep you fuller for longer, staving off those random snack-attacks that we’re all trying to avoid.

A healthy, easy and delicious way to start your day! Creamy, delicious vanilla oatmeal mixed with plump, fresh blueberries make for a breakfast that's loaded with protein and fiber keeping you full all the way to lunchtime!

How do I add protein to oatmeal?

The first way is to mix in a good quality protein powder. For this vanilla protein oatmeal, I use Vanilla Whey Isolate Protein, but unflavored collagen protein is also a great option.

Other mix-in’s to this protein oatmeal are full-fat Greek yogurt and sliced almonds which also add protein. A good quality nut butter is also a great way to add more protein. These are a great way to add extra creaminess and texture to your proats.

How do you make protein oats?

I typically cook up old fashioned oats, as I prefer the texture, but you can also use steel cut oatmeal.  To make this delicious Blueberry Vanilla Protein Oatmeal, I simply cook my oatmeal as directed, except I add an additional 1/4 c. more water (1 1/4 c. total water).  Adding the extra water helps ensure the oatmeal is extra creamy when adding the 2 scoops of protein powder.  

I stir in the protein powder once the oats are done cooking.  I then cover for a couple minutes, then stir in my blueberries – you can use fresh or frozen berries.

Proats are the perfect way to start your day!  This Blueberry Vanilla Protein Oatmeal recipe is an excellent way to add protein to your breakfast. Creamy, delicious protein powder oatmeal mixed with fresh blueberries will help keep you full well past lunchtime!

Protein Oatmeal FAQ’s

What are proats?

  • Proats are simply oatmeal and protein powder. You can make proats two ways; first is your cold/liquid option. Mix instant oatmeal together with your preferred protein powder and liquid in a shaker bottle and drink. Second, you can enjoy warm by cooking your oats first and then adding your preferred protein.

What oatmeal should I use for proats?

  • If you are drinking your oats (not cooking them first), I would recommend using instant rolled oats. If you are cooking (preferred method), choose either old-fashioned rolled oats or steel cut oats. These are less processed and more nutritionally dense than instant oats.

What is a good breakfast meal prep?

  • I’ve put together all of my healthy breakfast recipes, along with meal prep tips, ideas and tools in this post on Healthy Breakfast Meal Prep. It will be your new go-to tool for helping you eat healthier first thing in the morning!

Are you looking for some good grab and go breakfast ideas for work to keep you away from the greasy, drive-thru breakfast? I've got ya covered with these 20 Healthy Breakfast Meal Prep Ideas for your busiest mornings!

 

A healthy, easy and delicious way to start your day! Creamy, delicious vanilla oatmeal mixed with plump, fresh blueberries make for a breakfast that's loaded with protein and fiber keeping you full all the way to lunchtime!

If you loved this protein powder oatmeal, check out some of my other healthy oatmeal breakfast recipes:

Peanut Butter Banana Baked Oatmeal

Baked Blueberry Oatmeal

Blueberry Overnight Oats

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Protein Muffins

Blueberry Protein Muffins

Pumpkin Slow Cooker Steel Cut Oats

 

Here’s the recipe for this healthy, delicious protein oatmeal:

 

Nutrition

Calories

478 cal

Fat

10 g

Carbs

51 g

Protein

45 g
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Blueberry Vanilla Protein Oatmeal

Proats are the perfect way to start your day!  This Blueberry Vanilla Protein Oatmeal recipe is an excellent way to add protein to your breakfast. Creamy, delicious protein powder oatmeal mixed with fresh blueberries will help keep you full well past lunchtime!

5 minPrep Time

5 minCook Time

10 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 c. water
  • 1/2 c. old fashioned rolled oats
  • pinch salt
  • 2 oz. (1 serving) Vanilla Protein Powder, or preferred protein powder
  • 1/2 c. fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 1 Tbsp. plain Greek yogurt (I prefer full-fat)
  • 1 Tbsp. slivered almonds

Instructions

  1. In a small saucepan, cook oatmeal according to package directions, making sure to use 1 1/4 cup water. The extra water is necessary to help absorb the protein powder.
  2. When the oatmeal is done cooking, stir in the protein powder. Cover and let the oatmeal sit for a couple minutes. Stir in the blueberries. Pour into bowl, and top with yogurt and almonds if desired. Enjoy right away.

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Diet
vegetarian
lacto vegetarian
pescetarian
Allergy
gluten free
egg free
soy free
wheat free
seafood free
sulfite free
sesame free
mustard free
Courses
Breakfast
Cuisines
American
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Comments

  1. I love the combination of blueberry + vanilla here, with an extra hit of protein! Pinning :)
  2. Erin, This oatmeal looks absolutely delicious! I've never used protein powder, but it makes sense to add it to oatmeal. I also workout at sunrise, and I love it! Everyone is still asleep, so there's nobody asking me for anything as I walk out the door :) After my 8 miles, I feel like I'm ready to face the day!
  3. I absolutely LOVE oatmeal. Add blueberries to it? I'm done. Stick a fork in me, I'm done. There's something so warm and cozy about oatmeal, but most of the time it's not enough sustenance a few hours later. I'll bet the addition of the protein powder makes it stick to your ribs! #client
  4. This looks like the perfect, balanced breakfast! I love blueberries and oatmeal together. It's like a perfect marriage. Happy I found you on the Tuesday Link party!
  5. This looks amazing!!! Seriously.. YOU ROCKED IT THIS WEEK! Thank you for linking up at the Creative K Kids’ Tasty Tuesdays! I have pinned your post to our Tasty Tuesdays Pinterest Board!! I hope to see you again this week! xo

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