Maple Protein Oatmeal

Well, this is it! My last day of teenage life. :O I can’t believe that tomorrow I will officially be 20 years old. It just seems too weird!

This past week has been fairly busy for me, as will be the coming week! I moved into my dorm for my sophomore year of college on Tuesday and I have had stuff going on pretty much ever since! Except yesterday afternoon/evening was a self-declared lazy day. 🙂 We all definitely need those sometimes! Anyway, I am a transfer student at a local college this year and I had transfer orientation the other day. And guess what?! I actually wasn’t super awkward and I made a friend! haha. I also have been talking to some girls on my floor too! I’m trying to get better at this whole being outgoing thing, and so far it’s going pretty darn well if I do say so myself! 🙂

Classes start this coming Monday, so I’m trying to prepare myself so that I don’t get too stressed out, because every year without fail I manage to stress myself out (over pretty much nothing) after the first day of school/classes. So here’s to breaking the trend!

Now here’s the part you all are probably waiting for: my recipe for Maple Protein Oatmeal!

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I made it probably a week or two ago, and I’m finally getting the time to post it on here! Despite the fact that I had them kind of awhile ago, I can still taste it and all of its mapley deliciousness! I had this post-workout, so of course I want to up the protein and carbs, which naturally means that proats are a given 😛

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If you try this recipe out, let me know how you like it!! I love to hear feedback. 🙂

Ingredients & Directions:

  • 1 Ripe Banana, mashed with fork
  • ½ cup Organic Rolled Oats
  • ½ cup Milk of Choice
  • A few drops of Maple Extract
  • 1 tbsp Jif Whips Maple Brown Sugar

–Add the above ingredients to a microwave safe bowl.

*Microwave for 90 Seconds*

  • 2 tbsp About Time Cinnamon Swirl Whey (or protein powder of choice)
  • 1 tbsp Greek Yogurt
  • Toppings: Cinnamon, unsweetened shredded coconut, chia seeds, coconut sugar, and sprinkles to taste

 

Vanilla Protein Smoothie Bowl

So here we are, coming to Summer’s close once again. I’m starting to get teary-eyed. 😛 Just a few days from now I will be moving into my dorm for my sophomore year of college! And not only that, but a week from tomorrow I will be turning the big 2-0!! Where has the time gone and how are my teenage years possibly almost over for good?! I definitely do not feel like I will be exiting my teenage years in a few short days — I mean, I’m pretty darn positive I just turned 16 like a year or two ago. 😛

Although I’m starting to feel more and more like an adult because I’ve been working a pretty fair amount in the past few weeks! But I’ve been lucky enough to have a few days off this week, so naturally I have been having a heyday in the kitchen. I’ve been really having at it and loving every single minute of it! I’m also taking advantage of it because I’ll be in my dorm starting next week. But luckily my dorm is just a short 2-3 minute drive from home. (Is that a good or bad thing? :P) Well, it’s a good thing because if I run out of food in my dorm I can just quick go home and raid the pantry and fridge haha!
But I digress.
Today’s recipe is something that didn’t really have much planning going into it. I just kind of threw a few things together (with a general idea of what I wanted) and voila! The other day I received a sample of NuZest protein powder (a clean protein powder!!) in the mail and knew I wanted to try it as soon as possible! So I figured I’d include it in my post workout snack today!
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So without further ado, I present to you: Vanilla Protein Smoothie Bowl!
Ingredients:
•1 pack of Smooth Vanilla NuZest Protein powder (20g.)
•1 cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
•1/4 cup Cottage Cheese
•Cinnamon, to taste
•Ice Cubes
•1/4 tsp Xanthan Gum
•Toppings of choice — I topped mine with cinnamon, unsweetened shredded coconut, raspberries, and last but not least, sprinkles! 🙂
Directions:
1. Place all ingredients in a food processor (a blender should work fine too).
2. Put it in a bowl! I also put mine in the freezer while I cleaned my Ninja!
3. Add toppings and enjoy!

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Chocolate Brownie Protein Pudding

Hey everyone! I feel like my posts are gradually getting more seldom. But in my defense I have been pretty busy the past couple weeks! Anyway, I’m here to post yet another one of my delicious creations! This time it’s Chocolate Brownie Protein Pudding!

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I actually made this a couple weeks ago, but am only just now getting to posting it on here! Oh well, better late than never! This pudding is very versatile flavor-wise because the Chocolate Brownie flavor simply comes from the Chocolate Brownie protein powder I used. I also tried this recipe using Pumpkin Spice protein powder. I made the latter flavor first and the next day I tried it with the Chocolate Brownie protein powder, which I prefer over the Pumpkin Spice for this particular recipe! The above picture is the Chocolate version and the picture below is Pumpkin Spice.

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Before I forget, I also found that you may want to double this recipe simply because it seems like it’s gone in no time once the bowl is in hand. 😛

Here you have it!

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp + 5 tsp Coconut Flour
  • 1 tbsp + 4 tsp Oat Flour
  • 33g. Chocolate Brownie Protein Powder (or protein powder of choice)
  • ¼ cup + 2 tsp Milk of choice (I used skim)
  • 1 tbsp + 4 tsp egg whites
  • Cinnamon, to taste

Directions:

  1. Mix all ingredients together in a freezer safe bowl.
  2. Place in freezer for 15 minutes (or more if you’d like)!
  3. Add toppings of choice.