Let’s talk about the breakfast of this champion.
Just as quickly as the oatshake obsession arrived, it retreated in the face of chilly morning temperatures. And, although I attempted to remedy this situation with a hot chocolate s’mores oatshake (complete with marshmallow fluff + Graham Crackerz* cereal)…
*Yes, it bothers me that they spell it with a Z. But not enough to prevent me from wanting to eat it.
…I eventually gave in and settled on my constant (breakfast) companion of late:
*Did I debate about putting an exclamation point to herald in their triumphant arrival? Yes. But a period makes a more definitive statement (and requires less energy) so early in the morning.
(You can’t call it proatmeal, because it has oat bran in it, too.)
–I have a new favorite breakfast.
Because sometimes I feel like the only photos I’m showing on Instagram are pictures of my proats, I figured it was about time to give all y’all (including our lovely proats host, Jenn) a special What I Ate Wednesday tutorial on proat preparation.I do apologize that this has nothing to do with Halloween or spooky sweets…unless you count the time I made a chocolate peanut butter proat bowl of perfection.
The method is simple: first, cook up your oat and oat bran combo (the ratio and amount is really up to you, based on how many calories you need and/or want) on the stove.
Once they are creamy and delicious, stir in some of your favorite protein powder. [I only use 1/3 of a scoop, since I tend to use protein powder in different treats throughout the day.]
Add in extra liquid and stir it around. [This is where you can add orange juice for creamsicle proats, or cherry juice if you need some muscle recovery.] You might need to whisk it to get it come out smooth.
Let it cook to the consistency you desire…and then comes the best part: TOPPINGS!
Really, the best part of eating proats is that you get to put so much fun stuff on ’em.
Fluffernutter proats were a particularly delicious creation.
And proats proved a perfect vehicle for some pie-spiced roasted grapes and apples.
I even packed protein powder when I went to Pennsylvania for a wedding, so that I could eat them at Papa Smart’s house…
…and in a jar on the ride back home.
In fact, proats have made more than one jar-ringappearance. Usually there is no reason for it except that I just want to eat out of a jar.
The only question you should have left is…what kind will I make tomorrow?