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Easy Protein Oatmeal

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This year we have done two rounds of the Fast Metabolism eating program by Haylie Pomroy. I don’t like to call it a diet because the definition of diet is “a special course of food to which one restricts oneself, either to lose weight or for medical reasons.” We did this eating program to re-set our eating habits and to re-set our metabolism. We did one “round” (month) in May and then another round in September. We really enjoy this re-set process for many reasons, one of which is that it re-introduces us to healthy foods that we love that we have forgotten about. We (*cough* Spencer) tend to get in the habit of eating the same thing for breakfast. The Fast Metabolism eating program reminded us how much we love oatmeal! So we started either mixing in berries or protein powder into our oatmeal- YUM!

Because we are usually making breakfast right before we rush off to work, we make oatmeal in the microwave. A meal from the microwave, you say. Do I even need a recipe? Well, do you like your oatmeal as hard as a rock or super soupy? If not, then follow this recipe to the letter and you will have delicious, warm, protein oatmeal to enjoy all winter long!

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Easy Protein Oatmeal

Serves: 1

Ingredients:
1/3 cup steel cut oatmeal (we use Coach’s Oats)
1 scoop Quest Cookies & Cream Protein Powder (our favorite flavor)
1 cup water

Instructions:
1. Measure out the oatmeal and the water into a bowl. Make sure that the bowl is big enough for the water to boil up quite a bit without spilling over into the microwave.
2. Microwave the oatmeal on Power 7 for four minutes.
3. Take the bowl out of the microwave (you might need oven mitts for this) and place it on the counter or table to cool for 1 minute. Don’t skip this step – it allows the oatmeal to set and the bowl to cool.
4. Stir in the protein powder until it is completely blended into the oatmeal. 

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Now, see if you can wait until the oatmeal is cool enough before you devour it! Who has had “proats” for breakfast before? What is your favorite protein powder to mix in?

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