Why are oats so important for us? Most people know that having oats for breakfast is healthier than cereal or other breakfast options but not everyone knows the reasons. With following a healthy eating and fitness regime now we have come to learn of the importance of certain foods in our diets.
Oats are slow releasing carbohydrates. So they release energy not only in the morning but into the afternoon. So you wont get a sudden peak in your energy and then crash and burn before lunchtime. Oats are also good sources of Iron, Fibre, Vitamin B1 and Selenium. These are an all-round great food which we need to eat more of in our diets.
This recipe makes 1 serving. Just up-scale the ingredients to make however much you need. If you are not after a protein boost you can simply replace the chocolate pudding protein mix with the equivilent of greek or natural yoghurt and 1tbsp cocoa powder.
50g MyProtein® Rolled Oats
30g MyProtein® Peanut Butter
60g Natural or Greek Yoghurt
1tsp Vanilla Extract
1tbsp Natural Honey
70ml MyProtein® Chocolate Protein Dessert (made per instructions)
Pyrex Mixing Bowl
Glass for serving
Needless to say this recipe is best prepared the day or night before you intend to eat it. But it should be perfectly edible 2-3 hours after preparation.
The first step is to make up the MyProtein Chocolate Protein Dessert as per the instructions. This is add 200ml of milk with 1 large scoop of the mix. You can also buy sample sizes of this dessert if you want to try it first.
Add the oats, peanut butter, yoghurt, honey and vanilla extract to a mixing bowl and mix together until all the ingredients are thoroughly combined. Stir in the chocolate protein dessert and mix through until combined.
Transfer the mix to a serving glass or bowl. Cover in kitchen film and place in the fridge overnight or for at least 3 hours.