Banana Almond Butter Chia Proats

These oats are loaded with goods, so please forgive me for the lengthy name. I just couldn’t bring myself to leave out any of the ingredients because they are all equally important and equally delicious.

Also, yes, I am aware that we are halfway through May, which means it is basically summer (and almost my birthday!!!), and I am posting a recipe for oatmeal. Sue me. I love oatmeal all year round and I’m pretty sure I will continue to eat this meal on repeat this summer. I used to be a huge fan of Greek yogurt, but for some reason I haven’t been in the mood for it in months. I must have eaten it too much and made myself tired of it. Don’t you hate it when that happens? Maybe once it is consistently hot outside I will convert back to Greek yogurt (and smoothies!), but for now, I am sticking with my beloved warm, hearty steel-cut oats. Soon you will understand why.

Although steel-cut oats are the largest component, I must say that almond butter is the real MVP of this recipe. I have this new-ish found obsession with almond butter and I swear I’m going through about a jar a week, which is going to get very expensive and may not fly when Ethan and I get married. Ha, but let’s be real; if he ever told me that I couldn’t have my almond butter, there would be some serious problems. That’s like telling me I can’t eat when I am hungry. In other words, very dangerous territory. So I have a feeling he’ll let it go. 😉 The good news is, he loves almond butter too! So we’ll eat the pricy stuff and continue to feed our pup Harley cheap ol’ JIF peanut butter, and we’ll all live happily ever after.

Lately I have been obsessing over two brands specifically; first, Naturally More Roasted Almond Butter with Probiotics and Flax is seriously the bomb. The flax makes it have a somewhat gritty texture, which I actually freaking love, and this AB has a slight sweetness to it. Another one of my favorites is Wild Friends Classic Creamy Almond Butter. It is super simple, creamy, drizzly, and totally drool-worthy and it also has the ability to take these oats to the next level. I poured half of my jar into a squeeze bottle (Ethan earned some major Instagram-soon-to-be-husband points with this idea) & now it’s even easier to drizzle it on just about everything I eat.

The squeeze bottle is a real game changer.

These are a couple of my Banana Nut Blender Muffins covered in almond butter. Seriously the BEST breakfast combo. Along with 2 scrambled eggs with spinach, topped with nutritional yeast.

Without further ado, let’s get to the recipe, shall we?

Banana Almond Butter Chia Proats

Makes 1 serving || Total time: 5 minutes

Ingredients: 

  • 1/3 cup 3-minute steel cut oats
  • 3/4 cup water (or unsweetened almond milk)
  • 1 scoop Further Collagen*
  • 1 scoop The Natural Citizen Organic Digest**
  • 1/2 medium/large banana, sliced (or 1 small)
  • 1-2 Tbsp almond butter of choice (as I mentioned, I use either Wild Friends Natural Almond Butter or Naturally More Roasted Almond Butter with Flax & Probiotics)
  • Cinnamon to taste

*Use my code SHANNA10 for 10% off your Further Collagen order + free shipping!

**Use my code WELLNESSFORTHEWIN for 15% off your purchase of The Natural Citizen products! I love the Organic Digest, Organic Greens and Organic Energy powders! Click this link to purchase!

Here are a few pics of my meals/snacks with the almond butters I mentioned, so you know what to look for if you want to purchase these specific brands! PS: if you live in the Overland Park (Kansas) area, I have only found the Naturally More kind at Price Chopper, and Wild Friends is ONLY at Sprouts. If you know of other places where you can find these brands, please let me know! 

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Instructions:

  1. Combine oats, water, Further Collagen and Organic Digest in a bowl and stir to combine.
  2. Microwave for 1 minute; remove from microwave, stir, and place back in the microwave for ~45-60 seconds, or until oats reach the desired consistency. (I like mine to be a little on the “sticky” side, but if you prefer more liquid then you may want to microwave them for less time.)
  3. Once the oats have reached desired consistency, add your toppings: banana slices, almond butter and some cinnamon! You could also top it off with some hemp or flax seeds.

Enjoy!

I like to eat my oats along with 2 scrambled eggs with spinach in them for some extra protein (and veggies) post-workout!

Have a wonderful week everyone!

Shanna Stewart, RD LD

#wellnessforthewin #oatsforthewin

Nutrition Information per serving (approx.):

  • Calories: 387 kcals
  • Carbs: 56 g
  • Fat: 11.2 g
  • Protein: 18 g
  • Fiber: 10.7 g
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5 thoughts on “Banana Almond Butter Chia Proats

  1. Can you explain more about the Collagen product and the Organic Energy? I am interested in both, but have never heard of either! Do you use them both once a day? Both post workout? Very inspiring blog! Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Hi Erin! Yes, absolutely! Collagen is another great source of protein that has a variety of health benefits, such as strengthening skin, nails, etc. One of my favorite things about it is that it is flavorless and odorless and dissolves in anything, so you can use it in a variety of meals! I like to add it to oatmeal, smoothies and even just glasses of milk for some additional protein. It also doesn’t have any other ingredients or added sugars/fillers like many other protein powders do – it is just straight protein! The Organic Energy is another powder made by Natural Citizen, and they also use very few, natural ingredients in all of their products! The ingredients in that specific powder are meant to naturally give you energy, such as green tea. I love the Organic Digest powder, as it contains ingredients that help promote digestion and it has a good amount of fiber as well! Click on the links I provided in my post to read more about the products and order some if you’re interested!

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    2. Also, I do not use both every single day – it just varies! I like to use the Collagen post-workout but it usually just depends what I’m making for breakfast that day. It is definitely a good post-workout protein option though.

      And thank you for your sweet comments – I appreciate you following! 🙂

      Shanna

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