Oatmeal Recipe – Apple Cinnamon Power Oatmeal

By, Mark Wine CSCS; NASM PT, PES, CES
Author of 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12 Pack Abs

Power Oatmeal Ingredients

1 cup rolled oats or steel cut oatsapple-cinnamon-oatmeal
1/4 cup unsweetened apple sauce
½-¾ tsp cinnamon
½ scoop vanilla protein
1 tbsp wheat germ
1 tbsp ground flaxseed
OPTIONAL:
Skim or low fat milk
½-1 tbsp of agave syrup

Power Oatmeal Instructions

For Hot Oatmeal
1. Cook oatmeal according to the directions on the box
2. Stir in all ingredients except for protein
3. Sprinkle protein lightly and evenly over the top of the oatmeal in the pot
4. Stir the oatmeal until the protein is dissolved
5. Taste, add milk and agave if needed and desired for thickness and sweetness

For Cold Oatmeal
1. Mix all the dry ingredients together
2. Pour desired amount of milk; the apple sauce is optional
**Serve with a chopped banana**
**In the morning you can add honey instead of agave for a load of B-vitamins and a higher Glycemic value**

Benefits of Eating Oatmeal

-Oats are resistant starches; this means that your body will process the excess unused oats as fiber and not store them as body fat as easily
-Lowers cholesterol levels; actually eating oatmeal daily has been shown to be one of the greatest ways to lower high cholesterol
-High in fiber
-Unique antioxidants in oats that prevent LDL damage from oxidation (free radicals)
-Support heart health
-Enhances immunity function
-Stabilizes blood sugar; great for diabetes

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