As most of you know, I’ve started running. A lot. After running I go into this mode where my stomach turns into a black hole and I inhale everything in sight. Not good, especially when you want to lose weight! I’m trying to see what works and what doesn’t. This week’s experiment is protein. I came up with this easy recipe that has lots of protein (and other good things).
Maple and Vanilla Quinoa Oats
1/4 cup quinoa
1/4 cup oats
1 cup water
1 tbs soy protein isolate
1/2 tbs maple syrup
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup vanilla soy milk
optional mixed berries
nutrition: 391 cal / 6.15 g fat / 34.25 g protein / 5 g fiber / 35.75% iron *daily value (DV is based on 2000 cal I believe)
Add the quinoa, oats, and water to a medium saucepan. Stir in the protein powder until it dissolves in the water.
Bring the water to a gentle boil then reduce to a simmer. Simmer for 10-15 minutes (or as long as directed on the instructions for your quinoa).
*note: the quinoa and oats I used have the same water : grain ration (2:1), but check with the ones you plan to use first.
Once cooked, mix in the vanilla, vanilla soy milk, and maple syrup. Place in a serving dish and add mixed berries if desired.
So far, no major hunger pangs yet – hurrah!
I am also really excited to try these new Vegan-friendly meat substitutes I found at Fresh & Easy. They look really good, and after visiting the company’s website, I am pretty excited to try them out! There are a bunch of yummy looking recipes on their website.
Has anyone tried these out before? Let us know!
Have a wonderful day everyone!