Sunday, November 15, 2015

Vanilla Protein Zoats

Ever heard of zoats? How about protein oats?

Well if you are into oatmeal, but hate the calorie to protein ratio then I have just the recipe for you today!

It might sound little funny but there is a reason for every ingredient in this recipe. And you cannot even tell there are veggies in it!

Why the zoat? So the zucchini adds bulk and vegetable goodness to the oatmeal. The protein powder adds decent protein! So smart huh? And cinnamon is a proven appetite suppressant, but I like oatmeal with cinnamon anyway ;)

Thinking this would be good with apple chunks or raisins!

Also another thought was that you could soak steel cut oats in water overnight then heat them with the zucchini in the microwave in the morning.  I have lots of ideas haha!

Vanilla Protein Zoats

Serves 2

1.00 tsp, Cinnamon, ground
0.50 cup Oats, regular
1 cup Water
0.50 cup, zucchini, includes skin, raw
2.00 scoop, Vanilla Milkshake (I used Premiere Protein in Vanilla Milkshake which is 180 cals and 30 g protein per scoop)
3.00 tsp Stevia, or to taste

Finely grate a small zucchini, should be 0.5 cup. Add oats and water. Cook in microwave bowl for 3.5 minutes. Stir in remaining ingredients. Enjoy!

Nutritional stats per serving

Nutrition Facts
Servings 2.0
Amount Per Serving
calories 225
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4 g6 %
Saturated Fat 2 g11 %
Monounsaturated Fat 0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 95 mg32 %
Sodium 153 mg6 %
Potassium 119 mg3 %
Total Carbohydrate 16 g5 %
Dietary Fiber 2 g8 %
Sugars 5 g
Protein 32 g64 %
Vitamin A3 %
Vitamin C10 %
Calcium22 %
Iron7 %
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.