Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Pumpkin Protein Oatmeal

A good friend of mine asked for a yummy pumpkin breakfast recipe...what evokes the feeling of fall more than a warm bowl of oatmeal that reminds you of PUMPKIN PIE?!
Think of this as your healthy pie that packs a nutritional punch! Boooyahhhh!

What you need:
1/4 c. almond, skim or rice milk
1/2 c. old-fashioned oats
Pinch cinnamon
Pinch nutmeg or pumpkin spice
1/8 c. canned organic pumpkin
1/4 c. water
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
1/8 c. sliced almonds or walnuts (optional!)

How to make it:

Bring your milk and water to a boil over medium heat. Stir in your oatmeal and spices. Reduce heat and mix all together until the liquid is absorbed. Then Stir in pumpkin.

Combine 1/4 c water and your  protein powder in a bowl. Mix with a fork until protein powder is absorbed. Pour protein mixture over oatmeal and stir to combine. 

Mmmm!!

You can play around with the amounts! This is just what I used but feel free to play around with the recipe!
Some recommendations to add:

  • flax meal
  • cloves
  • almond extract
  • peanut butter
  • almond butter
  • banana
  • pecans
  • maple syrup
  • pureed apples or chopped apples
  • cacao 

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