High Protein Oatmeal!

  • Beeftastic

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    Nov 25, 2013 11:05 PM GMT
    I know there have been a lot of threads about oatmeal on here. I could never eat oatmeal for breakfast because I am very hypoglycemic. A bowl of oatmeal acts in my system just like a candy bar does. I get a serious low blood sugar episode about two hours after eating it. I have to combine a carb-heavy meal like that with some serious protein.

    Well I've recently figured out how to make oatmeal work for me. Now I combine it with a scoop of Whey Protein, which is about 25 grams of protein. This balances it out and now I have an excellent breakfast option. And it's quick.

    I use a high quality instant type oatmeal, usually an organic one. And I use lowfat milk instead of water. I use slightly more liquid than recommended to allow the whey to melt into it.

    I microwave the oatmeal as directed, then stir in the whey after it's cooked. I've found that if you put the whey in before cooking it makes this awful congealed mess, but after it melts into the oatmeal with a very nice consistency, making it creamier.

    I also like to put some other flavoring into my oatmeal like more cinnamon, cocoa, or my favorite, a dash of cardamom.
  • mybud

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    Nov 25, 2013 11:58 PM GMT
    I tired mixing protein with oatmeal...Basically it doesn't work..you end up with this grainy slop my dog wouldn't touch..I do this instead,I mix in 2 tablespoons of natty p. that adds 18 grams of lip smackin protein....
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    Nov 26, 2013 12:46 AM GMT
    TK, I wonder if adding wheat bran would help with the hypoglycemia? It would add bulk and might slow things down.
  • LJay

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    Nov 26, 2013 12:51 AM GMT
    I have added peanut butter to my oatmeal at times. Would that work?
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    Nov 26, 2013 1:02 AM GMT
    LJay saidI have added peanut butter to my oatmeal at times. Would that work?


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    Nov 26, 2013 1:11 AM GMT
    I am glad you posted this. I am also hypoglycemic. If I don't start my day with a high amount of protein, I am out of whack the rest of the day.

    If I decide to eat oatmeal, either I eat some egg whites, too or I will have some almonds or something to enhance it so I get enough protein.

  • Beeftastic

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    Nov 26, 2013 1:15 AM GMT
    This is what I use. If found that if I put it in after it's cooked it is actually very smooth, not grainy at all. Putting it in before or during cooking did make it congeal and get grainy and nasty.

    I think the brand might make a difference.

    http://www.nowfoods.com/Whey-Protein-Isolate-Unflavored-1-2lb.htm

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    Nov 26, 2013 2:52 AM GMT
    Most proteins mix very well with oatmeal.I always do one scoop of protein with a double serving of oatmeal (not instant) which gives me 35 or so grams of protein for breakfast
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    Nov 26, 2013 10:48 AM GMT
    LJay saidI have added peanut butter to my oatmeal at times. Would that work?

    I do that too.
  • blmngtnmale

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    Nov 26, 2013 3:53 PM GMT
    Try mixing three egg whites with the oatmeal, a little vanilla, cinnamon and sugar (splenda?). May need just a touch of water, but then cook it like a pancake. Serve it with fruit or yoghurt on top.
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    Nov 26, 2013 4:01 PM GMT
    I just eat raw steel cut oatmeal mixed with applesauce (no milk or anything else). A great breakfast.
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    Nov 26, 2013 8:43 PM GMT
    What kind of oatmeal do you eat? Doctors say Steel Cut oats taste the best and are what you should eat but it needs to be soaked overnight or cooked longer than other types. Adding whey sounds good for extra protein. I add cinnamon, chia seeds, nutmeg, pure vanilla, apples, blackberries, at the end.
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    Nov 26, 2013 8:47 PM GMT
    I could never get the whey Protien to properly mix with the steep cut oatmeal. Any advice? I've got a magic bullet.
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    Nov 26, 2013 9:03 PM GMT
    bradomo saidWhat kind of oatmeal do you eat? Doctors say Steel Cut oats taste the best and are what you should eat but it needs to be soaked overnight or cooked longer than other types. Adding whey sounds good for extra protein. I add cinnamon, chia seeds, nutmeg, pure vanilla, apples, blackberries, at the end.


    You can make a huge batch of steel cut oats on the weekend, then portion it out in some snack containers, and freeze them. Then just zap them in the microwave for a few minutes.

    I put plain non-fat greek yogurt on my oatmeal for some added protein.
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    Nov 26, 2013 11:01 PM GMT
    crystalballer saidI could never get the whey Protien to properly mix with the steep cut oatmeal. Any advice? I've got a magic bullet.


    Put your dry whey powder and uncooked (non instant) oatmeal together in a high speed blender and grind them together. Then add your preferred liquid, some fruit, a little crushed ice and blend your shake the way you normally would.
    Great for those mornings when your running late and don't have time to cook oatmeal.
    Enjoy!
  • Beeftastic

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    Nov 26, 2013 11:26 PM GMT
    I have been using high quality organic but instant oatmeal. I haven't graduated to the steel cut kind. I don't have very good memories eating that kind of oatmeal as a kid! But I will eventually start experimenting more.

    I will probably make a weeks worth and put it in the fridge. If you make it thick enough, I bet you can cut it into chunks and reheat it with more liquid for daily use.
  • LEANDRO_NJ

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    Nov 26, 2013 11:56 PM GMT
    I eat oatmeal with 1% milk mixed with raisins or cranberries, no sugar! only during cold weather thou! love it with a big scoop of natural extra crunchy peanut butter!!
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    Nov 27, 2013 12:18 AM GMT
    tuckers_kahuna saidI know there have been a lot of threads about oatmeal on here. I could never eat oatmeal for breakfast because I am very hypoglycemic. A bowl of oatmeal acts in my system just like a candy bar does. I get a serious low blood sugar episode about two hours after eating it. I have to combine a carb-heavy meal like that with some serious protein.

    Well I've recently figured out how to make oatmeal work for me. Now I combine it with a scoop of Whey Protein, which is about 25 grams of protein. This balances it out and now I have an excellent breakfast option. And it's quick.

    I use a high quality instant type oatmeal, usually an organic one. And I use lowfat milk instead of water. I use slightly more liquid than recommended to allow the whey to melt into it.

    I microwave the oatmeal as directed, then stir in the whey after it's cooked. I've found that if you put the whey in before cooking it makes this awful congealed mess, but after it melts into the oatmeal with a very nice consistency, making it creamier.

    I also like to put some other flavoring into my oatmeal like more cinnamon, cocoa, or my favorite, a dash of cardamom.



    Instant oatmeal makes me sick. I wonder what they do to make a perfectly good food a poison. I have no problem with regular cooked oatmeal but don't eat it regularly because I'm on the Paleo diet.
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    Nov 27, 2013 1:00 AM GMT
    I put whey in my protein..turns out just fine
  • jimcinla

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    Dec 15, 2013 2:04 PM GMT
    Ok, I use Coach's steel cut oats from costco -

    In a good thick pot, i cook that oatmeal on stovetop as did my dad, when its 1 minute to go, I add one sliced banana, raisins,and cinnamon. Finish cooking always on high heat, and at very end, pour in a cup of egg whites, and cook for another minute, then I turn off stove and cover it. Five min later, I have a round cake - solid and soooooo tasty.. I cut it in wedges and generally half for breakfast and eat the rest by noon as snacks. It tastes soo good that I have to remind myself that there is nothing 'bad' in it.


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  • Jan 18, 2014 5:45 AM GMT
    I LOVE oatmeal! I add 1 teaspoon nutritional yeast,1 teaspoon ground flax seed ,1/4 cup raw wheat germ and 1 scoop of protien powder to 1 cup of raw quick oats and just mix it with cold water-no cooking.( I also add 1/4 t. Cayenne and 1/2 t. cinnamon for thermogenic activation- its good and it will light you UP! )