It’s almost a crime in the health and fitness world to dislike porridge. Good job a huge bowl of oats is pretty much my idea of heaven! The lovely people over at Strippd were lovely enough to send me a few samples of their new vegan protein powders last week. If you haven’t heard of Strippd, they’re fairly new to the scene and have launched a range of both vegan and whey protein powders and supplements which are (as the name suggests) stripped of all artificial additives or chemicals.
I’d heard nothing but good things about these guys, especially as every vegan protein I’ve tried so far tastes exactly like hemp and peas (no surprise there really), yet I’d heard that Strippd actually tastes good.
Although I usually just quickly drink my protein in a rush out of the gym in the morning, I’ve been trying to incorporate it into my diet in a slightly more exciting ways – blended into smoothies, baked into pretty much every snack I can think of and of course, stirred into my morning bowl of oats.
I’ve been wanting to make a pear topped porridge bowl for a while now, so I thought now would be the perfect time to experiment, and oh my were they delicious. So delicious in fact that I thought I’d share the recipe with you – you can thank me later! 😉
Vanilla Protein Powder
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tbsp coconut oil
Sprinkle of desiccated coconut
- Cook your oats and almond milk together until your porridge is just starting to thicken.
- Add you vanilla protein (you may need to add a little more almond milk at this stage if the oats are starting to look a little too thick).
- While the oats are still bubbling away, cut your pear into thin slices, discarding the core.
- Heat the coconut oil in a frying pan, add the slices pear and cinnamon and gently cook until golden.
- Serve your oats with a little maple syrup and a spoonful of natural yoghurt before topping with the pear and sprinkle with the coconut.