are we ready for the holidays? i know I AM. just one more day and we’re almost there!
recently i received a container of chocolate pea protein from pure matters – one of the many benefits of being a fitfluential ambassador. it had been fo-ev-er since i had a good old bowl of protein oatmeal and so last night i spent the extra 10 minutes a whipped up a very festive bowl to enjoy for breakfast this morning
i was pretty excited to try this pea protein since i’ve pretty much stopped using protein powder in any form – i haven’t touched whey since the last time i found myself on the floor in a whey induced coma so giving this a go was an experiement
the stats on the protein are pretty decent with 25g of protein per serving, and i love that it’s non-GMO with no funky additives involved, the only complaint i have with pea proteins in general is their high sodium content – but every once in a while won’t kill ya!
after a 45 minute super chilly walk outside, a very hot and necessary shower i was finally ready to enjoy my bowl of protein oatmeal
in the mix:
- 1 serving of trader joe’s toasted oat bran
- 3 cups of water
- 1 serving pure matters chocolate pea protein powder
- 3T liquid egg whites
- 1tsp peppermint extract
- cashews & unsweetened coconut for toppings
combined the oatbran, water & peppermint extract in a pan and cooked on low for about 10 minutes, mixed in the protein powder & then the liquid egg whites (once the protein powder was fully dissolved) – plopped it in a bowl and left it in the fridge overnight. this morning i topped it off with chopped cashews & unsweetened coconut flakes!
the verdict on the protein powder? LOVE! it was honestly one of the smoothest ‘mixes’ i’ve ever had – and BELIEVE me – i’ve shamefully been through my fair share of protein powder in life. i didn’t add in ANY extra sweetener (stevia, sugar, etc – except the peppermint extract) and it was the perfect taste! no clumps, no ickyness – and the best part – NO stomach pains!
i can’t wait to experiment even more! thanks pure matters!
love to love you <3
cawfee tawk! what’s your favorite protein powder?