It’s coming to the end of January and we’ve all been training harder than ever to work off the Christmas pounds. Hopefully you’ll have been fueling your body with the right stuff, but if not, here’s a few reasons you should look at the latest breakfast trend, Proats.
Proats (Protein Oats/Protein Porridge) have been made popular by those looking to add an extra shot of protein into their diets. This powerful porridge packs a punch by using protein powder mixed with porridge oats. This combination is quick, easy and ensures you get the protein your body needs to go harder in your workouts. Proats really are the perfect way to get more protein into your diet!
If you needed any more reasons to start making your own Proats, the oatie experts over at MOMA have put together their favourite protein porridge facts below!
Experiment with Proat flavours
Protein powders now come in a huge variety of different flavours, from banana, chocolate, to more extravagant flavours like creme brulee and peanut butter cookie. Simply mix a scoop of your protein powder into your porridge oats before adding a splash of boiling water. You might need to add a little bit more than you usually would due to the protein powder.
Proats keep you fuller for longer – perfect if you’re working out!
We all know that porridge oats are amazing for releasing energy slowly and consistently throughout the morning – meaning you’ll keep hunger at bay for longer. Additional protein can ensure you don’t reach for less healthy snacks whilst waiting for your next big meal.
The body takes longer and uses more energy to digest protein, which makes it great for filling you up. Not only is it good for keeping you fuller for longer, but protein is also essential for repairing and building muscle, making Proats the perfect pre/post morning workout meal.
Quick and easy to make and eat!
It is reported that many of us don’t get enough protein in our diets and with our busy, fast paced lives getting in the way, Proats are the perfect quick and easy breakfast solution. Just like overnight oats, Proats can be made the night before in a bowl or jar and eaten as soon as you wake up in the morning. Pre-preparing your Proats can also be handy for when you are rushing to and from the gym, and need a quick post workout meal.
Easy to transport
If you’re using porridge sachets to make your Proats, consider making them in a jar or an easy to carry tub to make them easy to eat on-the-go! You could even add your protein powder to an instant porridge pot such as the MOMA Super Seeds Porridge Pot, which already contains 13g of protein per serving – perfect for eating on the go!
The benefits of a high protein diet
Skipping breakfast increases your chances of snacking on unhealthy foods throughout the day so adding in a protein rich meal in the morning could help you keep both your weight and cholesterol down.
High protein meals are essential for fuelling pre and post workout. Whether you hit the gym in the morning, or prefer an afternoon session, starting your day out right can make all the difference to your training.