Hope everyone had a lovely Valentines Day!
My day was pretty simple, but it was still good. Since I couldn’t spend time with my boyfriend and my rehearsal was canceled, I decided that it was a good day to do a nice, long workout and treat myself afterward to a few episodes of The Vampire Diaries.
I needed to catch up on my TVD. But, well… I’m not too happy with how the season is going (sorry Katherine and Stelena lovers, but I’m forever a Delena fan).
After my workout and a quick shower, I made myself lunch….
Which, as you can see, looks more like breakfast. But it’s what my body wanted, so I decided to listen to it. What you see above is my “X-treme Protein Oatmeal”.
It’s an awesome post-workout meal/large snack, as it contains carbohydrates, protein, and a small amount of fat. I absolutely love the taste, and it really helps me recover after lifting, running, and/or cycling.
X-Treme Protein Oatmeal
1 cup dry rolled oats (not quick)
3 Tbsp Shaklee Protein powder (any serving of protein powder can be used I’m sure)
1 – 2 Tbsp Trader Joe’s Pure Maple Syrup
1/2 small banana (I ate the other half while the oatmeal was cooking)
Almond Milk (Optional, and I used Silk Vanilla Almond)
1.) Fill a microwave-safe bowl with the oatmeal. Pour enough water to cover the oats.
2.) Microwave on high until the oats begin to bubble, or until it reaches your desired consistency. I like my oats on the slightly “soupy” side, so I tend to add Almond Milk after it’s done cooking.
3.) Add the protein powder and stir it in. You might need to add more liquid so the oatmeal doesn’t become gummy.
4.) Add the banana, and pour on the maple syrup!
6.) Feel free to add any other mixings/toppings to the oatmeal, like berries, raisins, nuts, chocolate chips… the sky’s the limit!
What are some of your favorite post-workout meals and snacks?