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Protein-Packed Oats Recipes to keep you warm this winter

Jun 15, 2022 | by Molly Fabri

If you’re located in Australia right now, it’s highly likely you’re wearing at least 3 layers, have the heater on full-blast and the thought of drinking a cold smoothie for breakfast literally makes you want to cry (or is that just me?). Basically the cold snap is REAL, it is freezing (or inching its way towards it at least), so I’m sure you can relate to wanting to start off your day feeling toasty and warm.

That’s where our delicious and healthy protein oats recipes come in! 

If you’re the kind of person to have enough spare time in your morning to stand at the stove, slowly stirring your oats until they are perfectly cooked, I commend you; you clearly have your life together. For the rest of us, I suggest pre-making your oats the night before (also known as overnight oats) and simply rolling out of bed, and microwaving them. Easy!

NOTE: Some of these recipes are made with Botanika Blends Protein powders (totally not sponsored, but oh how I wish it were…) and can be subbed out for your fave protein powder of a similar flavour.

ONE MORE NOTE: You might want to double the amount of oats if you’re trying to eat in a calorie surplus or if you need more fuel for your tough morning workout. If you’re aiming to be in a calorie deficit but want to bulk up the meal, try grating in half a zucchini before you microwave the oats… I know how this sounds but trust me when I say you can’t taste it!

OK, enough preamble – let’s get into the recipes!

Peanut Butter Cake Batter Oats

Oats base (soak this in the fridge overnight)

Heat in the microwave for 1.5 min or on the stove until warm!

Toppings: (Top fresh, after heating)

  • 1 tbsp Peanut Butter (I recommend smooth – to drizzle!)
  • 1 Banana (sliced on top)
  • 1 tbsp vanilla or plain Coconut Yoghurt 

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Tiramisu oats

Oats base (soak this in the fridge overnight)

Heat in the microwave for 1.5 min or on the stove until warm!

Toppings: (Top fresh, after heating)

  • 1 tbsp Cacao Nibs
  • 1 tbsp vanilla or plain Coconut Yoghurt 
  • Sliced Pear or handful of Raspberries (or both!) 

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Carrot Cake Oats

Oats base (soak this in the fridge overnight)

  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • ¾ cup almond milk
  • 1 x egg white (or alternatively, plain or vanilla protein powder)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon (ground)
  • ½ tsp nutmeg (ground)
  • 1 medium carrot, grated
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup

Heat in the microwave for 1.5 min or on the stove until warm!

Toppings: (Top fresh, after heating)

  • 1 tbsp vanilla or plain Greek yoghurt
  • A sprinkle of pumpkin seeds
  • Handful of blueberries

If you try any of these recipes, be sure to tag us on instagram @ausinstfitness, we would love to see and re-share your creations. 

If you love these recipes and want to learn more about healthy eating, why not become a Nutrition Coach?

Molly Fabri

Molly Fabri

Communications and Partnerships Coordinator

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