Healthy Eating: 10 Different Ways to Make Protein Oats!!!

Hi guys!!! 

Sorry I’ve been a little MIA lately, but with finals week approaching WAY too quickly, launching my 8 week booty guide and celebrating my 21st bday last week.. things have been CRAZY! (Bday weekend pics below) 🙂

…but I’m finally back and at it and decided to make a healthy eating post since those are so highly requested!

A lot of people tell me that healthy eating is a struggle for them because it can be boring or because they get burnt out on the foods they are eating since they stick to the same couple of recipes.. which I totally understand! Eating the same few things over and over again can literally drive a person insane, and this is why I recommend for people to follow an IIFYM (if it fits your macros) diet to allow you more flexibility!!! (I will do a whole post on IIFYM eating to explain it a little more)

This is why protein oats are a favorite healthy recipe of mine, because there’s seriously SO many combinations you can create so it doesn’t feel like you’re always eating the same thing! I usually make protein oats for a filling breakfast option or for a healthy & energizing pre-workout snack, but you can eat them whenever you’re feelin’ like it! So let’s get started 🙂


General Protein Oat Recipe: 

I have listed the general recipe to make the basic protein oats (without any added fruits or additional toppings) so I can avoid being repetitive in every recipe I list below!

  1. Mix 1 serving size of old fashioned dry oats (usually 1/2 a cup) with the instructed amount of water (I usually mix with 3/4 cup of water, you want to add a little more than the instructed amount so your oats don’t turn out too chalky) and 1 scoop of protein powder flavor of your choice
  2. Microwave oats according to the instructions on the dry oats package (each oats brand differs a little bit on added water and microwave time)
  3. Add different combination ingredients (fruits, peanut butter, nuts, etc.)
  4. Stir together, serve & enjoy!

***When the oats you are preparing includes fruit, I would recommend to let them cool down after you microwave them to avoid your fruit becoming hot as well, unless that is something you prefer!***


“Apple Pie Protein Oats”

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  1. Cook oats according to instructions above (unless stated otherwise on ingredients)
  2. Add 1/2 a chopped apple
  3. Add 1/4 cup crumbled granola
  4. Add a sprinkle of cinnamon
  5. Serve & enjoy!!

“Peanut Butter Lovers Protein Oats”

  1. Cook oats according to instructions above (unless stated otherwise on ingredients)
  2. Add 1 TSP peanut butter
  3. Add 1/2 a chopped apple
  4. Stir, serve & enjoy!!

“Strawberry Shortcake Protein Oats” 

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  1. Cook oats according to instructions above (unless stated otherwise on ingredients)
  2. Add 4-5 chopped strawberries
  3. Add 1/4 cup crumbled granola
  4. Stir, serve & enjoy!!

“Coco Lovers Protein Oats”

  1. Cook oats according to instructions above (unless stated otherwise on ingredients)
  2. Add 1 TSP dark chocolate chips
  3. Add 1/4 cup crumbled granola
  4. Add 1/2 a chopped apple or 1/2 a chopped banana.. whichever you prefer!
  5. Stir, serve & enjoy!

“Banana Bread Protein Oats”

  1. Cook oats according to instructions above (unless stated otherwise on ingredients)
  2. Add 1/2 a chopped banana
  3. Add 1/4 cup crumbled granola
  4. Add 2 TBSP chopped pecans or walnuts
  5. Add a sprinkle of cinnamon
  6. Stir, serve & enjoy!!

“Fruit Medley Protein Oats” (Option 1)

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pictured without blueberries 🙂
  1. Cook oats according to instructions above (unless stated otherwise on ingredients)
  2. Add 1/4 a chopped banana
  3. Add 3-4 chopped strawberries
  4. Add 1/4 cup blueberries (or raspberries)
  5. Add 1/2 a chopped apple
  6. May add 1/4 cup crumbled granola if you wish!
  7. Sprinkle with cinnamon
  8. Stir, serve & enjoy!!

“Fruit Medley Protein Oats” (Option 2)

  1. Cook oats according to instructions above (unless stated otherwise on ingredients)
  2. Add 1/3 cup chopped pineapple
  3. Add 1/3 cup chopped mango
  4. Add 1/2 a chopped banana
  5. Add 1 TBSP unsweetened flaked coconut
  6. Stir, serve & enjoy!!

“Blueberry Muffin Protein Oats” 

  1. Cook oats according to instructions above (unless stated otherwise on ingredients)
  2. Add 1/2 cup blueberries
  3. Add 1 TSP locally grown honey
  4. Add 1 TBSP chia seeds
  5. Add 1 TSP vanilla extract
  6. Stir, serve & enjoy!!

“Southern Peach Cobbler Protein Oats” 

  1. Cook oats according to instructions above (unless stated otherwise on ingredients)
  2. Add 1/2 – 3/4 cup chopped peaches
  3. Add 1 TSP honey
  4. Add 2 TBSP chopped pecans or walnuts
  5. Sprinkle with cinnamon
  6. Stir, serve & enjoy!!

“Snickerdoodle, Apple Cookie Protein Oats”

  1. Cook oats according to instructions above (unless stated otherwise on ingredients)
  2. Add 1 1/2 TSP light brown sugar
  3. Add 1/2 a chopped apple
  4. Sprinkle with cinnamon
  5. Stir, serve & enjoy!!

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