"Ben! You better eat your oatmeal!"
To this day I can still hear in the back of my head my mom saying this to me. Throughout my wrestling career, she always made sure I ate a protein breakfast, and it had to be something nutritious that would stick to my stomach.
Man am I glad she did!
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Looking back on it, this breakfast right here is a huge reason why I was able to train so intensely and so often! I used this breakfast all the way through my collegiate career, and it's still my go-to breakfast whenever I have a crazy workout planned for the day.
Ladies and gents, welcome to a fitness secret breakfast called "proats."
We are about to take oatmeal and rev it up to a protein-packed meal that will allow you to build lean and beastly muscle fast!
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I love Proats, and you will too.
It's unbelievably easy to make and it's loaded with protein, carbs and fats.
As always, I went to my go-to guy Kevin Curry at fitmencook.com to give you an easy way to prepare this. (I twist it up a bit, because I'm not a fan of almond milk.) If you're not on his site yet, you need to get on! He provides some great content.
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1/3 banana, mashed with a fork
- 1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder
- 2 tbsp unsweetened almond milk (I used 2% regular)
- 1 tbsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp turmeric (optional)
- 10 raspberries
- 24 almonds
- Make the oatmeal
- Mash the banana with a fork
- Mix the banana and oatmeal to make it nice and creamy
- Add scoop of protein powder ( I use vanilla IsoPure Zero Carb Protein)
- Add 2 tbsp of milk
- Add cinnamon
- Add tumeric (great inflammatory)
- Add 24 almonds
Inside that bowl is 63 g Protein, 50 g Carbs, 12 g Fiber and 19 g of Healthy Fats!
This protein breakfast meal packs a serious punch, and it can give you the energy you need to get through one of my workouts at Xceleration Fitness!
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