Sometimes you just need to start your day with a protein fix… and with Easter on the horizon I’m all about trying to create some chocolate deliciousness suitable for any time of the day. I do love having my bowl of oats before bed and these are a delightful alternative to your standard bowl of oats…definitely for the chocaholic in your life!
I used a mixture of cacao powder and Pulsin’s sugar free chocolate drops for a double chocolate kick. These are rich, hella chocolatey and incredibly indulgent. I added some of Pulsin’s Whey Protein Concentrate, both in the oats and on top. The protein in the oats lends itself to creating a much more satisfying and nourishing bowl of goodness as well as thickening them up beautifully.
You could of course add one of there other protein powders if whey isn’t your thing though the whey concentrate is the only once I’ve created a successful protein “icing” with! The key to creating a smooth texture when incorporating the protein is to mix or blend it either water or almond milk before adding it to the almost cooked oats.
What’s your favourite way to switch up your usual bowl of oats?
Double Chocolate Protein Oats
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Keywords: boil breakfast snack dessert gluten-free nut-free sugar-free vegetarian
Ingredients (Serves 1)
- 60g (2/3 cup) gluten free rolled oats
- 1 tbsp (10g) raw cacao powder or cocoa powder
- 1 tbsp (10g) Pulsin sugar free chocolate chips
- 1 tsp stevia erylite or 5 drops of liquid stevia
- 2 tbsp (20g) Pulsin Whey Protein Concentrate
- 1 1/4 cup (310ml) water or unsweetened almond milk
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Blend together cocoa powder or cacao powder with 250ml (1 cup) water or almond milk, vanilla and stevia.
Add oats to a pot and cover with the chocolate mixture.
Bring to the boil and leave to simmer for 3 minutes.
In a shaker mix together remaining water or almond mix with whey protein concentrate. Alternatively you can whisk the two together or blend in a jug.
Add the protein mixture to the oats, stir to combine and leave to simmer and thicken for a further two minutes.
Serve topped with chopped chocolate, whey protein icing, coconut flakes and fresh raspberries!