While hanging upside down in my TRX last week, I started boasting about how great oatmeal is with egg whites in it. I then boasted about how you could find out how to cook egg whites in oatmeal on my blog. I sent said workout partner to my blog. I then woke up in the middle of night and remember that I have never posted this recipe. Add that to a number of people asking me lately about whether I use quick oats, steel cut oats etc, I decided it was time to post about oatmeal!
Why egg whites? The thing is egg whites are such a great source of protein for me. But in oatmeal they are more than just protein! They fluff up your oatmeal to a giant proportion. And since my motto is eat all that I can - why not? Also, the egg whites in the morning help keep me full until at least 11am - pretty good by my standards.
Now let's talk oats. Quick oats, rolled oats, steel cut oats, large flake oats. It doesn't really matter. This is all personal preference. I microwave my oatmeal so prefer the quick oats (large flaked). I also like my oatmeal to stick like paste to my ribs, so quick oats satisfies that as well!. Steel cut are delicious but best cooked on the stove and I just don't have time for that in the morning.
Ok here we go!
Ingredients:I also like to keep my recipes simple and use one measuring cup. This is an easy way to remember the measurements as well! This is a 300 calorie version, assuming you top with around 40 calories of something delicious!
- 1/2 cup oats
- 1/2 cup frozen berries (blueberries and cranberries are my favorite)
- 1/2 cup egg whites
- 1 cup water
- Toppings - yogurt, peanut butter, syrup
Directions:Mix in the oatmeal, berries and water. Cook for 2 minutes in the microwave. Use a bowl big enough to allow for expansion! Or you will end up with a huge mess on your hands.
Then add in the egg whites and stir again.
Put back in the microwave for 1 minute or longer. If it looks like this after 1 minute you have not achieved a fluffy like end result. Put back in for 25 seconds.
THERE, that is the desired end result. Your giant bowl of oatmeal can now be topped with cinnamon, yogurt, berries, peanut butter. Whatever you want. Stir before eating as the egg whites sometimes cook on the top only.
Add in cocoa powder and top with peanut butter
Remember to add in a fun spice!
And don't forget the yoghurt!