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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 1
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 351.0
  • Total Fat: 5.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 7.5 mg
  • Sodium: 380.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 42.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 11.1 g
  • Protein: 35.5 g

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Lisa's Protein-Packed Pumpkin Porridge

Submitted by: LB4HEALTH

Introduction

This is a delicious way to start the day. It's packed with good health, great nutrition and warms you to the core! I use a very clean whey protein, but you can use whatever works for you.

There are many variations on this recipe, but this is a tried and true favorite of mine. Combining the oat bran and oatmeal makes for a wonderful textured porridge. The egg whites make it very creamy, pump up the protein, and don't affect the flavor...just makes it creamy.

Cook's note: I use old-fashioned oats...the instant and packets have too much sugar. I am sure you could use whatever you like - this is a personal choice for me. Also, I make in the microwave, but you can certainly prepare this on the stove or a campfire if you choose.
This is a delicious way to start the day. It's packed with good health, great nutrition and warms you to the core! I use a very clean whey protein, but you can use whatever works for you.

There are many variations on this recipe, but this is a tried and true favorite of mine. Combining the oat bran and oatmeal makes for a wonderful textured porridge. The egg whites make it very creamy, pump up the protein, and don't affect the flavor...just makes it creamy.

Cook's note: I use old-fashioned oats...the instant and packets have too much sugar. I am sure you could use whatever you like - this is a personal choice for me. Also, I make in the microwave, but you can certainly prepare this on the stove or a campfire if you choose.

Number of Servings: 1

Ingredients

    1/4 cup oat bran - dry
    1/4 cup Quaker old-fashioned oatmeal - dry
    1/4 cup egg whites
    1/4 cup fat free cottage cheese
    1 scoop NanoPro whey protein
    1/2 tsp ground cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice
    1/4 cup 100% pure pumpkin (I use Libby's)
    Scant cup of water
    2Tblsp Mother's toasted wheat germ

Directions

Mix oat bran, oatmeal and water in a big bowl. Microwave for one and one half minutes.

After the first 1.5 minutes, add the egg whites, stir gently, and also add the pumpkin and cook for another minute. When complete, stir in the whey protein. I do not want to denature the protein, so I don't cook it, but stir it in afterward. Mine is a delicious vanilla, but use what you have. I also add the cottage cheese which tops it off beautifully. Sprinkle with cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice.

If you like things sweet, you can add stevia or any sweetener you choose.

ENJOY! Tell me what you think if you make it.

Number of Servings: 1

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user LB1019.






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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Delicious! I used unflavored whey protein isolate, so I added a drop of vanilla extract and a pinch of salt, and sweetened it with agave nectar. Creamy, yummy, filling, and half my day's worth of protein! I also added 2 tbsp of wheat germ (saw it in ingredients details). Great recipe, thanks! - 3/15/09

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    So is this made completely in the microwave? - 3/17/09

    Reply from LB4HEALTH (3/17/09)
    Yes - but you certainly can make it on the stove. Whatever is easiest and works for you. Hope that helps. I will edit the recipe and indicate the cooking method. Thank you for checking it out. :o)


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  • This sounds so good! Where do you typically buy your whey protein? I'm such a GMC/Vitamin Shoppe chicken (I don't feel like I fit in!), do they sell that kind of thing at Target or Walmart? I really can't wait to make this! - 3/30/09

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  • Made this for breakfast today before going to the gym, excellent, I love pumpkin!!! You should post more of your pumpkin recipes if you have the time!!! De-lish!!!! - 3/20/09

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  • This sounds very good! I work-out every day and love a good start. I'll give it a try especially because I love pumpkin... Thanks, - 3/19/09

    Reply from LB4HEALTH (3/19/09)
    GREAT! I have a ton of pumpkin recipes - let me know if you are interested in any more recipes I use. I eat very cleanly and have great recipes using 100% pure pumpkin. Thanks for trying this one out.


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  • Mmm, yes! Will try this! - 3/18/09

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  • Sounds good! - 3/18/09

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