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!
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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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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:
- 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.
- 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.
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.
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.
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!
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
- Healthy Blueberry Muffins Recipe – Sugar Free Bakery Style Muffins
- Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal
- Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Protein Muffins
- Blueberry Protein Muffins
- Pumpkin Slow Cooker Steel Cut Oats
- Almond Joy Oatmeal Breakfast Bars
Have you tried overnight oats? You mix it together before you go to bed and it’s ready to eat in the morning! It’s a great way to have a healthy, protein-rich breakfast ready to go when you are.
- Blueberry Overnight Oats
- Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats
- Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats
- Almond Joy Overnight Oats
- Cherry Overnight Oats
- Peach Overnight Oats
Here’s the recipe for this healthy, delicious protein oatmeal:
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
Nutrition Information:Serving Size: 1 1/2 cups
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 478Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 79mgSodium: 100mgCarbohydrates: 51gSugar: 17gProtein: 45g