Protein Rich PB&J Oatmeal

 

After missing the fluffy white Sunbeam PB&J sandwiches of my childhood, i’ve recently been indulging in pb&j flavored everything!

From Quest Bars to Ben N Jerry’s to oatmeal, if it’s pb&j, i’ve got to have it!

 

 

Queue, The Oats!

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The other day while shopping and looking for some new oatmeal to try, I ran across some “protein oats”. Hey, I might still have to cook them on the stove top, but I figured why not? (Oh, how I miss some of the conveniences of America!) This oatmeal is naturally lactose and milk free while maintaining a higher protein count, although, it is processed in a facility where milk products are handled. If you have a serious milk allergy, make sure to avoid this product!

 

The Texture and Cooking!

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The texture of the oats seems odd as it has “ærteprotein crisps”, AKA Pea Protein Crisps. When cooked they do not add any additional taste or texture. I would say this oatmeal cooks quickly (about 3 minutes), tastes plain, isn’t special, etc. It definitely requires some spicing up, hence my toppings of choice! I do not recommend trying to cook this oatmeal in the microwave as it requires near constant stirring to achieve a desirable texture.

 

The Toppings!

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Crunchy peanut butter, because, obviously. Low calorie berry jam. And my favorite BodyLab Superfood raspberry zero topping!

 

 

Instructions:

  1. Weigh out your desired amount of oats. I used 50g here.
  2. Cook with water on stove top over high heat for 3 minutes. You can add a packet of zero calorie sweetener if desired.
  3. Pour into a bowl.
  4. While still hot top with 1.5 tablespoons of peanut butter, a tablespoon of jam, and zero calorie topping!
  5. Wait for a few minutes, and enjoy!

 

Nutrition Facts on Oats:

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Nutrition Facts for Meal:

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If you want a hearty breakfast that’s packer with fiber, 16 grams of protein, and will keep you full and satisfied for hours, give this a try!