RECIPE: Strawberry Banana Oatmeal
Need to use that old banana? Or just need a great morning pick me up that's easy and not time consuming for breakfast? Here’s a quick and easy twist on a smoothie favorite that’s great for the morning or as a pre-workout snack. Add a scoop of Whey Isolate or Collagen Peptides from Swolverine and you’ve got yourself a complete meal!
Health Benefits Of Oatmeal For Breakfast
Oatmeal, especially old fashioned oats, are a great source of fiber. Fiber is a nutrient that is going to help prevent cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and aid in your weight loss goals and/or keeping weight off for good. Add in some banana (which contains about 3 grams of fiber) and you’ve allotted almost 20% of your daily fiber total by your second cup of coffee.
In addition to fiber, combining protein powder with oats and fruit provides a wide variety of macro and micro nutrients essential for overall function, vitality, and energy. Think along the lines of folate, vitamin c, potassium, magnesium, and vitamin b-6. Not only are you going to feel fuller for longer, but you’re going to give your body the nutrients it needs to power your active lifestyle.
Collagen vs Whey Protein Isolate
While both powders are going to be a great addition and boost of protein to your morning strawberry banana oatmeal recipe, they are not the same thing. Collagen peptides aka collagen protein (yes, they’re the same thing) is an incomplete protein. This means that it does not have all of the amino acids to make it a complete protein. So what does it do in the body? While collagen doesn’t work to specifically help your muscles, it does help with providing protein to your tendons, joints, ligaments, skin, and bones.
Whey protein isolate on the other hand is a very popular sports supplement for building and recovering muscle mass from wear and tear in your active life. WPI is a complete source of protein and does contain the nine amino acids needed to be considered a complete protein. This powder is going to be best for helping you build and rebuild muscle.
All in all, you could do both proteins, or just one of them, in your morning oatmeal. If you’re going to use this strawberry banana oatmeal recipe as a post workout we recommend using whey protein isolate powder to maximize your gains and post workout recovery.
Strawberry Banana Oatmeal Recipe
Prep & Cook Time: 5 minutes
1/2 cup Old Fashioned Oats
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup Milk of Choice
1/2 small banana (peeled & mashed/chopped)
2 tbs dried strawberries
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 scoop Swolverine Whey Isolate (vanilla) -or- 1 scoop Swolverine Collagen Protein Powder (unflavored)
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1. Mix all ingredients together in a microwavable safe bowl (except protein if you’re adding it)
2. Microwave on high for 1 minute, then stir. Repeat, while stirring at 30-second intervals, until desired consistency
3. Add 1-2 tbsp nut milk if need be and mix in protein powder
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Strawberry Banana Oatmeal: Takeaway
All in all, oatmeal makes a great breakfast or post workout recovery meal, especially when you use Swolverine collagen peptides and/or whey protein isolate. This recipe can also be made by substituting other fruits and spices, like cinnamon, to mix up your oatmeal recipe. You can make it in the microwave hot or throw all the ingredients into a jar for overnight oats. Easy peasy.
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