For those who don’t know, True Nutrition and MyOatmeal.com recently joined forces to bring you a new level of service truly unique to the fitness and bodybuilding world. Not only can you design and build your own oatmeal mix, but you can now add protein powder, taking breakfast and snacks to a whole new level. To celebrate, we are offering customers 25% off all custom oatmeal mixes! Just use code 25OFFOATS at checkout and you’ll be set.
Curious about all the possibilities oatmeal brings to the table? Take a look at the recipes below – From in house favorites to Team TN influencer Meg Gunther’s delicious creations, there’s no stopping a motivated palate fueled by a relentless determination to crush goals. Let’s get into it.
- Peanut Butter Pr-OAT-ein Balls
If you’re looking for a quick high protein snack, this in house recipe is one that would give even the most experienced meal prepper a run for their money. While the macros aren’t exactly measured out, it’s safe to say that a few of these will satisfy the toughest of cravings and fuel you through a grueling workout. To top it off, they taste amazing – check out the recipe and get rollin’!
2 Cups Unsweetened Organic Coconut – shredded
½ Cup of Chocolate Chips – Sugar Free
1 Cup Natural Almond Butter (or other nut butter – whichever you prefer)
½ Cup Organic Honey
**Pro Tip: Check out the Custom Oatmeal Generator – Add organic coconut, chocolate chips, and any extras you may want to include all at once. Save money and time at the store!
Blend all ingredients with a mixer – texture will be crumbly, but will stick together when rolled.
Roll approximately thirty six 1 inch – 1 ½ inch balls.
Store in refrigerator for up to 2 weeks – Good luck keeping them that long!
- Overnight Oats
Overnight Oats are too easy. As we talked about in our ‘Saving Time with the Time Change’ blog, this on-the-go breakfast is as quick as it gets for the chronically late or the early riser.
Milk / Almond Milk or Water – Depending on how you like your oats
Fill the mason jar with the desired amount of oats.
Add Milk / Almond Milk or Water and fill just above the oat line.
Add Spoonful of Greek Yogurt, Peanut Butter, Honey, and any other flavorings / toppings.
Car the jar and throw it in the fridge over night. In the morning you’ll be ready to stir it and go!
**Pro Tip – Just like the Pr-OAT-tein Balls from above, using the custom oatmeal generator can save you time and money when it comes to making your overnight oats!
The next two oatmeal recipes come from our favorite fitness gal who crushes it just as hard in the kitchen as she does in the gym. Meg Gunther of My Engineered Nutrition has blessed our pallets with amazing recipes over the past years, and these are no exception.
- Vanilla Chai Protein Granola
Enjoy the flavors of the off season with Meg’s Vanilla Chai Protein Granola! At a time in the year when carbs are your best friend, don’t sacrifice taste or enjoyment, just be smart about your food. With 11g of protein, 23g of carbs ,and 9g of fat, it’s time to ditch the sugary PSL because this crunchy recipe is exactly what you need in your life. Get the Recipe HERE.
- Coconut Cherry Oat Bars
DIY things are trending and while most people immediately think home renovation and crafts, we think snack bars and food. With Meg’s guidance, follow the recipe for these delectable Coconut Cherry Oat Bars and turn your everyday old fashioned oat into a satisfying snack that everyone will be drooling over. Get the full recipe and baking instructions HERE.
- Good Ole’ Oatmeal
Last but not least, sometimes it’s ok to slow down to enjoy the little, nostalgic things in life. Remember the days when you’d actually sit down for breakfast and enjoy it without your work email glaring back in your face? We here at True Nutrition are all about maximum efficiency, but taking time to boil some water and making oatmeal the old fashioned way can be really therapeutic and good for the mind. With True Nutrition’s Custom Oatmeal Generator, you can now add protein powder to your oatmeal mix, making it an even more powerful tool for reaching your goals.
With the off season well underway, the True Athlete knows that now is when the real gains are made. Adding extra calories to the diet can be the crux when it comes to smashing the goals you’ve set. Having a plan and slowly adding to your daily macros is a tedious process, but the results will far outweigh the grind – we promise. With these recipes now in your arsenal, let the tinkering begin! Experiment with what works and doesn’t work for your body – you never know, one serving of oatmeal could allow you to push to a whole new level in your workout. Food is our fuel, and what you consume can completely change how you feel, how you lift, and how you recover. Give yourself the best chance at success! We’re here to support you every step, and meal, along the way.
Yours in health,