Multipower Bake Off: Mango and banana protein porridge
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day…or it is for me at least. I am one of those people who wake up absolutely starving in the morning and I need something really filling to give me energy for a busy morning.
However, I’m also one of those people who has no time in the morning, especially if I go to the gym before I start work so I need something quick, simple and light (to take to work, my gym bag is already so heavy!)
This recipe, which I have created for the Multipower Bake Off, ticks all of those boxes. You can throw all the ingredients in a tupperware box and take it to work and heat it up in the microwave and you have a healthy, filling and tasty breakfast in minutes.
1 scoop Multipower mango and banana whey protein powder
50g plain oats
Splash of almond Milk
Without being patronising (because I’m sure you’ve all made porridge before) add the oats to a bowl, then add in one scoop of protein powder and mix it all up. You have to mix the dry ingredients together first before you put the liquid in, otherwise the protein powder goes all lumpy and it doesn’t mix well.
I prefer to make porridge with water and then add a splash of milk once it’s cooked to make it smoother, instead of using all milk, but that’s just my personal taste. Pop it in the microwave for a couple of minutes, take it out and sprinkle some cinnamon on top and add the slices of mango.
En voila – the perfect protein porridge!
This recipe is a great start to the day because it contains slow energy releasing carbs and around 30-40g of protein depending on how much/the type of milk that you use. Cinnamon is a wonder spice that has anti-inflammatory properties, it’s packed full of antioxidants and helps to reduce blood sugar levels, making it perfect to include in your morning eats as it will help to stabilise your blood sugar levels for the next few hours so you don’t have a nasty sugar spike.
If you have a sweet tooth like I do, this also makes a tasty pud before bedtime. The French Vanilla flavour is also delicious mixed with a drizzle of honey and cinnamon.
Be sure to check out the other amazing recipes featured on the Multipower bake off blog, with several health and fitness bloggers taking part there will be plenty of delicious guilt-free treats. You can also vote for me to win the bake off by clicking here.
*The products mentioned in this post were gifted to me by Multipower.