I need help with oatmeal
- 08-27-2008, 03:59 PM
I need help with oatmeal
So, I just moved out into my own apartment and I am going to be very poor for a while, lol. I went to the store to buy bulk steel cut oats because I heard they were good and because they were cheap. I tried to make them with cinnamon and some other stuff in a recipe and it wasn't really all that good.
I need help understanding how to make oatmeal taste good so I can save myself some money on food! Besides, it's better alternative nutrition wise than most of the other stuff I've been eating.
- 08-27-2008, 04:11 PMBoard Sponsor
- 5'3" 126 lbs.
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Well I have to eat it on my diet every day for 5 weeks.yuck! What I do is make the oatmeal, then mix 1-2 scoops of your fav chocolate protein powder in, add water if necessary to mix it all in. If you are not to concerned with weight then you can add in a teaspoon of natty peanut butter at the same time.
Tastes a little like a no bake cookie
- 08-27-2008, 04:21 PM
I eat oatmeal everyday, sometimes 4x a day.
As crader said, oatmeal + protein powder = money!
I like to throw some berries in with mine too!
08-27-2008, 05:16 PM
I make mine with Frozen Blueberries, then mix in 2 scoops of On's Strawberry protein.
08-27-2008, 07:53 PM
So the protein powders will sexify the taste?
08-27-2008, 08:00 PM
Although a bit more expensive, another option would be to include chopped fruits into your bowl. 1/2 apple, or a small peach chopped up adds great flavor, texture, and above all, nutrients. If you were to rotate on additions to your oats, I highly doubt you would ever become bored with it. Just make sure your additions are for the best.
08-27-2008, 08:00 PM
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08-27-2008, 08:14 PM
- 6'2" 200 lbs.
- Join Date
- Mar 2008
Try buying the flavored oats, the cost comparison is almost identical. I actually eat the Quaker oats name brand brown sugar & maple best tasting oats Ive ever eaten. I also by the huge jug of plain Quaker oats put them in blender with my CHEAP Body Fortress protein and a couple scoops of peanut butter and milk which makes a 70g protein drink.
Quaker flavored oats 10packs $3.00
Plain oats 2lb $3.00
BF 52g Protein $12.99
Peanut butter $ 2.00
All found at your local freindly Wal-mart...lol And lasts me up to 1-2 weeks
08-27-2008, 08:44 PM
Natural chunky peanut butter and a banana. My favorite mix.
Or you can just throw a package or two, or three, of splenda into plain oats, makes them taste pretty damn good.
08-27-2008, 10:37 PM
What I do is blend em with my protein shakes
and voila, you drink the oats.
It gets kinda sandy feeling
so I would try and microwave it in water for about a minute or two
wash it with cool water and then blend with a protein shake.
Soft oats with protein. mmmm.
08-27-2008, 10:38 PM
08-27-2008, 10:52 PM
it doesn't matter what you add to it...just as long as its blended. oatmeal sucks so this way goes down MUCH qiucker and you can get more down!
08-27-2008, 11:27 PM
F'n right! First time i ever tried oats i threw them out.
Second time added Cinnamon....yuck(forgot sugar)
3rd added cin. and sugar...meh it was easier.
Then i was like oh shyt! HONEY!!! pretty good if you wanna sit and eat.
For the easiest and best taste, like above make a shake.
1 cup oats
1-2 scoops Cytogainer vanilla
1-2 cups mixed berries or just one of choice.
AND a low fat flavored Yogurt. Usually my mom gets the "light and Fit"
the yogurt helps flavor and ease digestion.
08-28-2008, 04:13 PM
So instant oats and bulk oats are pretty much equal in price? I can eat the instant ones, I just suck at making the real stuff.
08-28-2008, 04:53 PM
08-28-2008, 05:02 PM
The steel-cut oats are less refined than the instant ones, and have a better texture and flavour in my opinion. I've been eating porridge or oat-bran for the past 5+ years without fail (except vacations). The best way to prep your steel cut oats is to boil the water the night before, throw the oats in and turn off the pot. In the morning it will take ~5-10 minutes to cook them fully. To improve taste I suggest:
Spices: Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Allspice, Cloves, Cardamom, Vanilla Extract
Sweetener: Stevia, Splenda etc.
Berries: Frozen works great
Protein Powder: Berry, Vanilla, Chocolate ( + 1 Tbsp Cocoa Powder)
I also like adding a tbsp of ground flaxseeds and wheat germ on top. Porridge is something that doesn't have to be bland and tasteless. ATW's Cinnamon Bun protein is amazing in addition to Cinnamon. Also ground walnuts are an awesome addition if you're bulking!
08-28-2008, 07:27 PM
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08-28-2008, 09:03 PM
Those kind of brands seem to taste better to me, maybe they're less processed, thereby holding more nutrients, i dont know, but they're good.
08-28-2008, 09:06 PM
Oatmeal + CinnamonBun Protein = the shiz
Oatmeal + CinnamonBun Protein + Smart Balance PB = the freakin' shiz
08-28-2008, 10:56 PM
you could try groats, barley or any other kind of grain for breakfast. They are usually inexpensive if you buy them in bulk at a health food store. Try adding a tad bit of honey, organic butter or raw coconut is awesome! You can sweeten it with fruit or a scoop of protein powder mixed with milk and poured over the top. Even mixing all of the above makes any dull bowl of oatmeal amazing.
08-29-2008, 12:32 AM
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08-29-2008, 04:40 PM
Brown Sugar makes it taste good. I buy bulk and buy some of the premade packets and put like a cup of the bulk and 1 packet of the packages.
08-29-2008, 05:31 PM
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09-01-2008, 12:25 AM
you don't HAVE TO eat them. grits have just as much to offer as the all powerful oatmeal. just take a look at the nutri-facts on em. matter of fact: fuk oatmeal! yeah, i said it.
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09-02-2008, 09:47 PM
oats+vanilla protein powder+lil brown sugar+LOTS of natural chunky peanut butter = oral orgasm
09-02-2008, 11:07 PM
Silk Soy-milk+ 2 Packets Cinnamon Quaker Weight Control( 14 Grams Of Protein)+ Frozen Blueberries And Strawberries + 1 Scoop Of Optimum Rocky Road Protein Powder, Then Blend It Up And Drink.
09-03-2008, 12:40 PM
I eat oats 2-3 times a day as my carb source in am meal, so depending on your nutritional goals here are a few....
1 cup old fashioned oats + 2 packets of splenda + 1/2 cup raisins
1 cup old fashioned oats + 2 packets of splenda + natty PB
1 cup old fashioned oats + 2 packets of splenda + sliced bananna
1 cup old fashioned oats + 2 packets of splenda + apple(chopped into small pieces)
1 cup old fashioned oats + tbsp natural honey + natty pb + splenda(if necessary) ....this one is amazing!
1 cup old fashioned oats + 2 packets of splenda + natty pb + 1 scoop chocolate protein
09-03-2008, 06:56 PM
Is it possible to put uncooked oats in a shake?
09-03-2008, 07:07 PM
I do, just have to blend it.
09-08-2008, 03:01 AM
Either splenda and cinnamon or my favorite:
mix it with about 1/2 a container of light yogurt, i get the dannon light and fit and it takes great like this, plus you can have different flavors everyday which makes it much less boring and easier to follow.
09-08-2008, 05:14 AM
i hope this helps
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