How to add protein to porridge

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Protein powder, almond milk, nut butter: there’s a lot we can add to our favourite porridge, let’s find some more out now

Protein powder is a godsend. We all need that extra bump throughout the day. If we’re lifting weights, then we should be consuming 1 gram of protein per pound (2.2 grams per kg) of body weight, but you don’t need nearly as much for cardio. Whatever your chosen exercise, protein porridge is a great and easy way to ingest the often unsavoury supplement. Protein powders can be consumed with milk or water, but what if you want to combine them with your favourite oats?

Protein powder, protein oatmeal, almond butter additives – we have a lot to choose from when it comes to modifying our favourite dishes. Powder into protein porridge doesn’t have to be as plain as it sounds, so let’s have a look at some today.

Let’s run through it.

Step 1

Pour your oats into a bowl and cover it only with milk, or an alternative liquid.

Step 2

Heat up the porridge for two minutes (or thereabout) with either a microwave or hob. Make sure to stir halfway through to make the best porridge you can.

Step 3

Allow it then to cool after cooking is done.

Step 4

The protein part…

Make sure to add your protein powder thoroughly to your oats. You can add chia seeds, oat milk, coconut milk, greek yoghurt, soy milk and more to add texture or a bit more looseness from the liquid side of things.

A classic step-by-step to making the perfect porridge. But what of more protein-based aspects?


Feel free to check out some recipes at Womens Health. There you can find recipes containing dates, protein powder oatmeal alternatives, sunflower seed butter supplements and more.


Using obvious aspects like egg whites and protein powder is great but always remember that protein can be found in a multitude of things. It’s just as much about liking what you’re eating as it is eating it – you want to be motivated to carry on this healthy trend as well as simply getting your protein fixes for the day.


There are so many protein oatmeal recipes online. All you have to do is search. But of course, given everyone’s individual tastes, it’s always good to add your own mix, your own recipe favourites and any tiny ingredient you want.


What do people mean when they say they use overnight oats?

”Overnight oats (also called ONO) is an alternative way of preparing oatmeal that doesn’t involve any cooking. Rather than the traditional method of boiling oats, overnight oats are mixed with milk, or a dairy-free alternative, and left overnight in the fridge, allowing the oats to hydrate.” – Oats Overnight, 2017.

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