Who knew making a simple swap would be so delicious?
On this past weekends grocery haul, my son snagged a big carton of blackberries, which I ALMOST put back since they aren’t in season, but after looking a little closer they actually looked plump and juicy enough to justify getting them!
I usually enjoy them in my Siggis yogurt with strawberries and blueberries, but hadn’t thrown them into much else! When I decided to make some protein oats for meal prep (and by my sons request lol) I decided to give them a try as opposed to the usual blueberries.
You wouldn’t think changing on little fruit would make much difference, but after the first bite I was instantly in LOVE! I won’t draw it out any more, you’ve got to try this combo!
Blackberry Protein Oats Recipe:
1/2 cup prepared old fashioned oats (I used Better Oats Organic)
1/2 cup Organic Grassfed Milk (I love Organic Valley brand!)
1 tsp Butter (Salted)
1 scoop Ice Cream Sandwich Protein (get the one I use here with Free shipping!)
1/4 cup Blackberries, halved
It’s So simple to put together, and tastes more like dessert than breakfast!
Putting it together:
1. Place your sliced blackberries in the bottom of a medium sized bowl.
2. Next, add precooked oats, milk and butter to a saucepan on medium-low heat for about 4 minutes, stirring in the protein once the oat combo is hot.
3. Then pour over the blackberries, mix together and devour!
*If you’re wondering why I’m listing stovetop reheating directions, it’s because we haven’t had a microwave since having to drop the kitchen cabinets our soffett was pushing away from the wall...you can certainly prepare your oats in the microwave as desired too, just add the milk, protein and blackberries after and pop back in the microwave for 20-30 seconds and you’ll be set!
**I like to keep the berries somewhat fresh for added texture which is why I don’t add them to the mixture at the beginning, but you can definitely change that up to suit your preferences!
***If your oats are already hot (fresh out of the saucepan), you can skip the reheating steps and just mix everything together and enjoy!
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Kelly is a loving wife, mother, veteran, life-long athlete, personal trainer, and self taught cook with a passion for helping others. She hopes you will be inspired to live a healthier lifestyle while enjoying delicious meals cultivated in her home, and shared at your own tables.