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Power Protein Oatmeal Bowl

Protein Oats Bowl 1It’s been forever since I’ve shared a recipe with you..

there are so many fantastic healthy recipes out there, eating clean doesn’t have to be boring. Morning oats is one of the easiest ingredients to change up just with the simple addition of dried fruits and nuts, fresh berries, and maple syrup. My little Baked Blueberry Brekky Jars were one of the first few recipes I ever shared on Just a Smidgen. And my simple Cinnamon Groats is always a standby recipe for our family.

Since then I’ve made an overnight oatmeal that was so easy and lovely to wake up to.. I’ll make it again and share the recipe with you soon.

Protein Oats Bowl 2

I fact, I think I’ll experiment with a few new recipes and share a little series of breakfast oats, starting with this hearty one made for us this morning by my daughter. She’s been our star athlete and coach these past few month, keeping all of us on track with eating healthy and getting our daily exercise in.

I have really noticed how my body has become stronger and quick to respond to my running and weight lifting workouts and I have to admit I love seeing my body transform as well. I feel stronger than ever that the “fountain of youth” definitely begins with eating healthy and regular, consistent exercise. I love a glass of wine or two (or three) with friends once in a blue moon, but keeping that to a minimum is a good thing if you have big fitness goals and dreams.Protein Oats Bowl 4

Getting older doesn’t mean you have to feel and look old and I love the positive energy I have now!

I have so much more bounce in my step and I totally look forward to going to the gym every morning. The benefits are so much more than physical, I feel mentally strong and definitely happier starting my day with a great workout and a healthy breakfast, I highly recommend it!

I have been taking photos along the way and if I get brave, I’ll share Before and After photos with you one day! But I’d have to get really, really, really brave 🙂

Power Protein Oatmeal Bowl
  • Heaping 1 cup oats
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 4-5 dried apricots, chopped (to taste)
  • 1/3 cup liquid egg white
  • Topping
  • berries
  • bananas
  • maple syrup
  • walnuts
  • granola
  • dried fruit
  1. Mix the oats, almond milk, water, chia seeds and apricots together in a saucepan and cook over medium heat until oats have almost cooked through.
  2. Then add the liquid egg whites very gradually, stirring well to mix through so that the egg doesn't separate from the oats. You don't want the egg to cook separately from the oats.
  3. Cook for about 5 minutes over medium heat, stirring constantly until you have the consistency you prefer. If you want creamier, thicker oats, cook the egg and oats mixture a little longer.
  4. Top with any of the toppings you wish and enjoy!

 Love, Smidge Bluebird tiny

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