Are you fed up of plain old porridge oats?

Not only can oats get a bit monotonous after a while, but a big bowl of oats only offers you one thing: carbs, and lots of them!

Now there’s nothing wrong with carbs — they’re great for boosting performance and recovery — but a meal of just carbs is generally not ideal for anyone!

That’s where this proats (short for protein-oats) recipe comes in.

Its decadent double-chocolate flavour comes from chocolate protein powder and dark chocolate, meaning your oats now contain a complete source of protein and lots of healthy fats.

Topped with berries and the nut butter of your choice, this is a simple macro-friendly meal that never fails to disappoint!

The macros are also really easy to tweak. The only thing you need to maintain is the 3:1 ratio of milk to oats — always use 3 – 3.5 times the milk than the oats (in grams) and you’ll be fine!

  • Want more/less fats? Increase/decrease the peanut butter or dark chocolate.
  • Want more/less carbs? Increase/decrease the quantity of oats.
  • Want less calories? Half the quantities of everything.

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IngredientsDouble Chocolate Proats Macros

Serves: 1-2
Macros*: Calories 790, Protein 51g, Carbs 73g, Fat 32g

  • 100g Oats
  • 300-350ml (or 300-350g) Unsweetened Almond Milk
  • 1 Scoop Chocolate Protein Powder (we used 40g MyProtein Total Protein)
  • 2 Squares (20g) 85% Dark Chocolate
  • 1 tbsp (15g) Peanut Butter
  • 1 Handful Frozen Berries

Method

  1. Combine the oats and almond milk in a microwaveable bowl (with room to spare) and chuck it in the microwave for 2 minutes (for a 700W microwave – reduce the time if using a more powerful microwave).
  2. Give the oats a quick stir and put back in the microwave for a minute more.
  3. Remove the oats from the microwave and mix in the chocolate protein powder. Start by pressing the protein into the oats with the back of a spoon until it has mostly been absorbed by the oats before stirring (this makes it mix much quicker and easier!). Tip: if it gets really dry and thick at this point, add some more milk and stir it in.
  4. Next chuck in the squares of dark chocolate and stir that too so that it melts into the proats.
  5. Finally, add your peanut butter and frozen berries (it’s up to you whether you stir these in) and enjoy!

*Note: Macros are given assuming one big serving.

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