Updated: Aug 31, 2021
What does your breakfast routine look like? Do you have one, or do you just wing it every morning—sip some coffee while trying to decide what's going to be the best possible option for the least amount of effort? Regardless of how you get your day started, we've got something for you—our simple, easy protein oats + berries recipe!
Tasty, filling, and full of protein, antioxidants, and heart-healthy grains, this simple protein oats with berries recipe is the perfect way to start any day.
Want to go rogue with your bowl of protein oats? Feel free to add in chia seeds, hemp hearts, or flax (or all three) for some extra flavor and added health benefits.
Oats are one of the most nutrient-dense foods around. Which basically means that starting your day off with oats is a most excellent idea.
Not only is our protein oats with berries recipe delicious, it’s also brimming with all kinds of healthy ingredients. For starters, we’ve got oats, which are known for their vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants (not to mention their ability to help reduce heart disease). With more protein and good fat than most grains, oats also fill you up and keep you filled for longer periods of time compared to other whole grains.
Other fun facts about oats and oatmeal? With “51 grams of carbs, 13 grams of protein, 5 grams of fat and 8 grams of fiber, but only 303 calories” (Healthline) oats are one of the most nutrient-dense foods around. Which basically means that starting your day off with oats is a most excellent idea.
Some of the Very Many Health Benefits of Berries
Berries, berries, berries. Let’s talk berries, real quick, because this breakfast bowl is full of them.
From blueberries and strawberries, to raspberries, blackberries, elderberries, and all kinds of other berries, you pretty much can’t go wrong with… berries. Sweet, tart, and full of antioxidants, berries pack a big punch no matter how they show up.
As Healthline points out, “Berries are a great source of antioxidants, such as anthocyanins, ellagic acid, and resveratrol. In addition to protecting your cells, these plant compounds may reduce disease risk.”
Berries... also boast (and boost) anti-inflammatory properties, help keep your heart healthy, and are high in fiber.
Additionally, berries are a great source of vitamin C, K1, and manganese. They also boast (and boost) anti-inflammatory properties, help keep your heart healthy, and are high in fiber, which helps reduce caloric intake absorption from mixed meals.
Easy Protein Oats With Berries—Ingredients + How to Prep
While we could, indeed, go on about the benefits of oats and berries, we really want to share our protein oats + berries recipe with you. Without further delay, check out your new breakfast fave below!
Healthy Protein Oats + Berries Recipe—YUM
Yields 1-2 servings
Protein Oats + Berries Ingredients
1/2 cup old fashioned oats
1/2 cup milk alternative
1/2 cup egg whites
1 teaspoon ground flax seeds
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon chopped walnuts
1/2 cup blueberries, strawberries or raspberries
Protein Oats + Berries Recipe
In a medium pan, mix all ingredients together except the berries.
Cook oats until a creamy consistency.
Top with berries and alternatively a drizzle of maple syrup or nut butter.
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